Breakfast! The first meal of the day is often considered the most important. Breakfast sets the tone for the rest of the day, and starting on the right note can help your day sing!
Here at Nature Made®, we know the importance of a good breakfast ritual, whether that includes tea, coffee, or supplements to start your morning right. We've asked our staff how they prefer to start their day!
Mia Lembke (Senior Manager, Brand Marketing)
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day! I love everything about it, from the sweetbreads to the savory egg and meat dishes. However, I start each day with a large glass of room-temperature water and a hot cup of coffee with cream. I used to have only coffee in the mornings, but I was inspired by a friend of mine to add water to my morning routine, and it really helps keep me energized and hydrated.
Once I have had my morning beverages, I can start making breakfast. With two growing kids, I like to ensure they start their day with a balanced breakfast to help provide sustained energy while they're at school. I usually prepare scrambled eggs, whole-wheat toast, a side of fruit, and a Nature Made® multivitamin. My kids love the Kids First® Multivitamin + Omega-3 Gummies, and I take the Multi for Her Softgel.†
On weekends, when I have more time, I like to go a bit bigger and more indulgent, so I will also make applewood smoked bacon, sausage and buttermilk pancakes, or French toast. I like to make egg frittatas and French toast casseroles for special occasions!
Gabriela Cotne (Regulatory Affairs Specialist)
In the morning, I consider the different types of wellness: physical, mental, and emotional. They all play an essential part in starting my day. I start with exercise, either a spinning class or weight training. After that, I have a plant-based protein smoothie with berries or bananas to recharge; I often add almond milk and nuts to fill me up.
Mental and emotional wellness are more complex and individual to address. Every morning, I pray and express gratitude for the health of my family, pets, and friends. I then take a few moments of my morning to listen to calming, meditative music to prepare for my workday.
Practicing wellness doesn't stop when the morning is over! I like to cook healthy new recipes for lunch and go for a bike ride after work (when time and weather permit). I take Nature Made® Extra Strength Magnesium Softgels to help my muscles relax, and I include Omega-3 Fish Oil into my daily intake. I love playing with my cats! They offer peace of mind and happiness. Taking care of myself doesn't mean only me; to reach a state of true wellness, I must also ensure my loved ones are cared for.†
Graham Morris (Copywriter)
I love breakfast, especially a big traditional breakfast with eggs and bacon and the works. Conversely, I am incredibly lazy in the morning, so usually, my breakfasts look like this: I wake up with only a few minutes to eat, pour myself a glass of water and some coffee, and use the same boiling water I use for my pour-over coffee to make some oatmeal. Lately, I've begun adding a spoonful of peanut butter to my oatmeal to provide some protein in the morning. If I'm feeling fancy, I'll scoop out a dollop of Greek yogurt on the side for the probiotic benefits.
I'll often supplement my bare-bones breakfast with snacks throughout the morning. To get some fresh fruit in, I'll usually go for a banana or one of those easy-peel oranges, and if I need something a bit higher in protein, I'll grab a handful of nuts to munch on.
Sitting all day can make me tense, so I take a Magnesium supplement every morning to help support muscle relaxation. I try to fit in a walk in the sunshine at least once a day, but when I can't find the time, I supplement my Vitamin D with Nature Made® Vitamin D Extra Strength Gummies.†
The Bottom Line
Everyone has a different morning routine, and finding out what works best for you is important! Whether it's a full breakfast or a quick bite to eat, Nature Made has your back, with plenty of supplements to choose from to help meet your specific nutrient needs.†
† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Graham has a degree in film with a focus on screenwriting from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He enjoys learning new things and finding the best, most engaging way to communicate them to a wide audience. Graham appreciates simplicity in life and nutrition, and wants to find the easiest, no-stress ways to stay healthy.
Kalyn is a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist and a Science & Health Educator with the Medical and Scientific Communications team at Pharmavite. Her experience in the field of nutrition prior to joining Pharmavite has included community and public health education, media dietetics, and clinical practice in the areas of disordered eating, diabetes, women’s health, and general wellness. Kalyn received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Arizona State University in Phoenix, Arizona, and completed her dietetic supervised practice in Maricopa County, AZ, with an emphasis on public health. Kalyn is certified in Integrative and Functional Nutrition through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, where she is an active member in addition to memberships in Dietitians in Functional Medicine, Women’s Health Dietitians, and the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians.