Western Dairy is a proud sponsor of the Montana High School Association beginning in July of 2017.
While it remains to be debated which meal is the most important of the day, there is no debating the fact that breakfast is essential for athletes who are looking to perform at their peak. Breakfast not only provides your body with the energy and essential nutrients it needs for muscle building, maintenance and repair, but the morning meal has also been shown to help improve academic performance, focus and attentiveness throughout the day. Eating breakfast may also provide health benefits such as a reduced risk of obesity and a reduced risk of nutritional deficiencies.
Emerging research is beginning to point to the importance of evenly distributing protein intake throughout the day, with the goal of 20-30 grams of protein at each meal. And while this probably isn’t as difficult for most of us at lunch and dinner, perhaps it’s a bit more challenging to meet this goal at breakfast.
Including dairy foods as part of your morning meal is an easy way to ensure you’re getting adequate protein and other essential nutrients your body needs. Did you know that milk provides nine essential nutrients, including calcium, plus eight grams of high-quality protein, in just eight ounces?
Try some of the breakfast ideas below, each designed to meet the goal of 20-30 grams of protein…they’re sure to help you start your day right.
For more easy breakfast ideas, visit https://westerndairyassociation.org/download/fuel-morning-protein-milk/.
Athletes can train harder and perform better with proper nutrition. Visit https://westerndairyassociation.org/dairy-in-your-diet/sports-nutrition/ to read more about milk as an exercise recovery beverage and learn how to eat for peak athletic performance.
June 1 is World Milk Day! To celebrate, we would love for you to take a picture of you, your staff or team drinking milk and post it to social media. The hashtag to use is #WorldMilkDay and you are, of course, welcome to tag us as well - on Facebook at Western Dairy Association, Twitter @WesternDairy and Instagram @WesternDairy.
World Milk Day is a day to celebrate our favorite nutrient-rich beverage - its low cost, accessibility and delicious versatility. Learn more about events taking place worldwide: http://www.worldmilkday2017.com/