Get Healthwise with Danny: Is Breakfast a Bad Idea?

DannyKnowsGraphic2Danny Gonzalez, RN for St. Mary Medical Center and Health and Wellness Coordinator for the Portage Township YMCA is here to answer all of your health-related questions. It's hard to know where to start when taking steps to better your health these days. Asking the questions are easy, but find the answers...that's another story. Lucky for us, Danny makes it easy with his clear and concise (and humorous) answers to our tough health questions. Get ready to get some knowledge dropped on you!

This week's question: New studies question the idea that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. What are your thoughts?

St-Mary-LogoDanny G.: I couldn't possibly disagree more and severely question the motive of those studies. Let me put it this way: let's pretend that your body is a car. If you want your car to run well all day, don't you think it would be a good idea to fill up the gas tank at the beginning of the day? Eating a big, but healthy meal to start off your day will not only give you energy for the morning but will carry you through the day. Balance is also key; don't eat just fruits or fiber. We all need grains, proteins, fats, and natural sugars to get our bodies running.

Do you have a question for Danny? Send your questions to with the subject title: Attention Danny G. You can also contact Danny at the Portage Township YMCA by calling 219-762-9622.

*Disclaimer: The information in this article is for informational purposes only and not intended as medical advice.