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Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Nurse Dave,
My mom always said that, "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day." Is this true? And if so what should I be eating?
Tony, Portland, Maine

First Tony I've got a question for you. Are you in anyway associated with Tony's Donut Shop? If so I feel like you have a lot of nerve asking these questions. You already have the answers. Breakfast is clearly the most important meal of the day and that's why donuts are so important.

Donuts were originally spelled doughnuts and also were originally fried in hog's fat (a practice which has sadly fallen out of fashion). Benjamin Franklin is said to have invented the process for putting jelly or custard into the middle of a donut. An achievement that he ranked two slots above discovering electricity in his autobiography. Unshockingly the donut has conquered the entire Earth with variations being found in Germany,Japan, India, and countless other countries.

So why eat them for breakfast? Well the health upsides of donuts have been well documented. They provide more calories per serving than almost any other food and taste delicious. The fat and sugar packed into each bite should be enough power anyone through an entire day.

In conclusion Tony, I love donuts. My personal top 3 donuts would be 1) That donut I had in hawaii at the bottom of a Volcano (it was a simple glazed donut done to perfection) 2) That time I went to Krispy Kreme somewhere in Florida (it was my first taste of Krispy Kreme and at the tender age of 19 I knew that I'd found something to cherish). 3) The hundreds of times I've had a Boston creme donut from Dunkin Donuts. So Tony, if you are the donut Tony, next time I'm in Maine I'll check out your shop and maybe you could make the list.

Other good breakfast options include Apple Jacks, Froot Loops and of course Grape Nuts

1 comment:

  1. Don't forget, Dave, Mat Howard once ran an entire marathon after eating several Krispy Kremes in the morning as he was leaving for the event.