By Dr. Brian McDonough

By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Some say breakfast is the most important meal of the day but what makes a good breakfast?

Consistency is the most important thing. You should take tiime every day to eat braekfast. What this means is that you are not rushing – you are taking time for yourself.

Avoid high fat – high calorie breakfasts. Think about whole grains or fruit.

Most foods are good in moderation but try to add some variety to your breakfast. If it is boring you may not eat as much and then you will choose unhealthy items later in the day.

This impacts all age groups as well – several big studies have shown that teens who eat a breakfast do better in school.