Best Healthy Breakfasts

Best Healthy Breakfasts
Best Healthy Breakfasts

 

 

Acclaimed with the title of “best meal of the day,” breakfast certainly does provide the essential nutrients, packed with lots of energy, to kick-start our minds and bodies.  It’s important to incorporate a healthy breakfast to start your day off right, and to feel your best. Below are the best healthy breakfasts that will make your taste buds happy and your body energized!

The Eight Healthiest Breakfasts

  1. • Oatmeal with fruit
  2. • Whole-grain bagel or toast with cream cheese or peanut butter, and fruit
  3. • Omelet with veggies
  4. • Multigrain waffle or French toast, with fruit
  5. • English Muffin breakfast sandwich
  6. • Smoothies
  7. • Yogurt and fruit
  8. • Whole-grain cereal, with fruit

 

Make sure to eat these four fantastic groups of foods with every breakfast. Here’s why:

Fruits

Filled with antioxidants and natural sugars, fruits are the best way to start your meal, and provide enough energy to seize the day! Explore the vast array of fruits, from apples and oranges to mangos and watermelon. You can eat fruits on their own, as a topping, or in a delicious smoothie.

Protein

It keeps you fuller longer, reduces your hunger throughout the day, and is shown to affect what you eat, and how much you eat throughout the day. Protein helps you avoid snacking on sugary and fatty foods too! It’s a healthy way of satisfying and curbing your hunger. The best breakfast protein foods are peanut butter, eggs, or a protein shake.

Veggies

Incorporating veggies into your breakfast is a great solution for those who don’t like eating veggies by themselves. Opt for a vegetable omelet; add veggies into your fruit smoothie, or on top of your breakfast sandwich. You will get a great addition of texture and flavor, while getting the nutritional benefits.

Toppings

Small and jam packed with essential vitamins, tasty and nutritional toppings are a great addition to every breakfast. Try flaxseed, raisins, 100% maple syrup or honey, and nuts (such as pine nuts, almonds, walnuts, or pumpkin seeds). Toppings are great way to amp up nutrients, while also adding flavor to your meal.

Extra tips:

  • • When you have the choice, always choose the healthiest option. Opt for honey instead of sugar and organic, soy, or almond milk instead of regular.

 

  • • Stay balanced. It’s important to mix things up with your first meal. Include fruits, veggies, protein, and dairy with your meal so you get more nutritional value. Your body absorbs vital nutrients more efficiently when they are being eaten, but also when they are comprised of an entire meal.

 

  • • Add flaxseed! Flaxseed is a wonderful addition to ANY breakfast because it is packed with omega-3 essential fatty acids, lignans, and fiber. Additionally, flaxseed has been proven to reduce heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes. Sprinkle in yogurt, cereal, oatmeal, salads, and smoothies—you can even top off on a bagel!

 

  • • Eat the right amount—serving size counts! Make sure to find the sweet spot that satisfies your hunger, but don’t go overboard. Don’t get too full that you skip lunch. Eat enough to help you stay active and transition into midday.

 

Resources: http://blogs.webmd.com/healthy-recipe-doctor/2011/08/four-fantastic-breakfasts.html

http://blogs.webmd.com/tasty-easy-healthy/2010/09/healthy-breakfasts-for-busy-mornings.html

http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/healthy-breakfast-ideas-and-recipes?page=3

http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/the-big-breakfast-diet

 

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