Top 10 healthiest foods to eat for breakfast!
Breakfast is without doubt the most important meal of the day.
The body requires energy to start the day and that energy comes from FOOD - good breakfast!
Every one of us needs to kick start our metabolism and that depends largely on the food you start the first meal of the with. Breakfast provides our bodies and brain with energy or fuel after sleeping and fasting overnight. Interestingly that is where the word 'Breakfast' came from, the name originates as, breaking the fast! So in the mornings we need to break the fast, so our bodies are not running on empty, that is sort of, like trying to start the car without petrol!
Therefor it is very important to fuel our bodies first thing in the morning with a good healthy breakfast.
So what foods should we focus on? Or how do we categorize healthy breakfast?
We need to look into foods that are rich in fibre, protein and healthy carbs. Energy creating foods, it is a long day ahead, more than likely 15 hours before we start all over again going to bed.
The following is a great list of healthy foods you might like to select from or combine for your next breakfast.
Eggs are a very rich source of protein and they contain vitamin B and D. and the best part is eggs can be prepared or cooked in a number of ways, suiting your taste buds.
For those that take the time to prepare eggs and then consume them for breakfast will find that eggs help keep you feeling fuller for a longer period. It is the choline that is present in egg yolks that helps take care of your heart. Eggs are also known as good brain food and they help look after your vision. Eggs also help build muscle strength because of the body building protein, eggs also can assist with fat breakdown in your body.
Oatmeal (oats) are among the healthiest grains on the planet. They are a gluten-free whole grain and a wonderful source of important vitamins, minerals, dietary fibre, potassium and antioxidants.
So while eating a bowl of oats, you are nourishing yourself with most essential nutrients to kick start your day as oats have rich content of iron and omega 3 fatty acids also being a fibre rich whole grain, once consumed keeps you satiated for longer.it is a good idea to blend your oats with fruits or nuts to add flavour. Global Studies have shown that eating oats has many health benefits, include weight loss, lower blood sugar levels and a reduced risk of heart disease.
Whole Grain Bread Rather than eat white breads try whole grain breads for your next breakfast. Whole grain breads contains complex carbs that are healthy over time and they take longer to break down in the body. Good quality, wholegrain, organic, preservative free bread is high in nutritional value and can provide you and your family with much needed nutrition.
Whole grains have all of the parts of the original kernel - bran, germ, endosperm and whole grains can contain a lot of fibre Adults need about 25 to 35 grams of fibre daily, and whole grains contain two types - soluble and insoluble - which are both beneficial to your health. You will get 5.8 grams of fibre in two slices of dark rye bread, but only 1.9 grams from the same amount of white bread.
Falxseeds These seeds are the richest source of the plant-based omega-3 fatty acid called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) They rank highly in terms of providing hormone-balancing-lignin's. Plus are extremely high in soluble and insoluble fibre and thus support detoxification promote very good gut health not to mention help with weight loss and heart health. See our pages on CHOLESTEROL LOWERING FOODS
The good news is that these tiny power packed seeds have the soluble fibre content in them which assists in trapping fat and cholesterol inside the digestive system so that it is unable to be absorbed. Add some flaxseeds to your next breakfast.
Coffee Get your heart started in the morning with a cup of sugar less skim milk coffee. Also remember that drinking too much coffee can have a bad effect! Drinking a cup or two can be very healthy. Coffee contains anti-oxidants that can helps fight against some forms of cancer.
A cup of coffee in the morning may pack more than just an energy boost! Research is showing that there may be several health benefits associated with drinking this dark black beverage. While the caffeine present will not only provide instant energy but also improve your memory. It also has essential nutrients like riboflavin, magnesium, potassium and vitamin B5, helping prevent diabetes to lowering the risk of liver disease.
Greek Yogurt Better for you than ice cream, and in many cases tastes better when you add a little fruit and some nuts. Low fat, non-flavoured Greek yogurt is a tasty and nutritious breakfast option, tip in a little honey or just enjoy its original creamy taste.
Greek yogurt for that matter all yogurts are excellent sources of calcium, potassium, protein, zinc, and vitamins B6 and B12. ... It is said that Greek Yogurt is the best of them as it contains probiotic cultures and they are lower in lactose, plus Greek Yogurt has twice the protein content of regular yogurts. Yogurts are enriched with protein and calcium and is a great immunity booster. It is good for both muscle and bone health.
Berries While fresh berries are always better some of the snapped frozen berries on offer in the supermarkets and very good, all varieties of berries (raspberries, strawberries, cranberries and so on.) are a very rich source of vitamin C and anti-oxidants. They are low in calories and a great source of fibre. Have them on their own or adding berries to oatmeal or cereals makes a healthy choice for breakfast.
Interestingly berries also possess cancer fighting and anti-ageing properties and are also fantastic for the heart and they help lower the glycaemic levels making them very suitable for diabetics.
Cereals You have a great choice, you can make up your own cereals or select from dozens on the shop shelves. Whole grain cereals are the ones that are rich in fibre, protein and other essential vitamins and minerals.
Cereals can be the mainstay of healthy complex carbs. Keeping the metabolism active, whole grain cereals also help prevent many digestive disorders and helps lower cholesterol. It is a known fact that high fibre and complex carbs do take longer to process and reduce the desire and the chances of untimely snacking.
Bananas Natures gift, a fruit that is packaged and all you need do is open it and eat it!!! Adding a banana to your cereal or oats to the morning breakfast is almost better that than taking a vitamin pill.. Bananas are rich source in fibre, contain vitamin C , potassium and they have a large water content and carbs that help you stay full for longer. PLUS it is also known to help lower blood pressure.
Bananas are extremely healthy and most people find them delicious. They contain several essential nutrients, and have benefits for digestion, heart health and weight loss. Bananas are among the one of the most popular fruits on the plant.
Wheat Germ They say there is not a lot of scientific evidence to support the health benefits of wheat germ. However wheat germ has significant nutritional value as it comprises of magnesium, phosphorus, folate, zinc and calcium.
So it will help assist boosts immune system and can cause an increase in the antioxidant activity. They say it has anti-aging properties when eaten regularly and will help improve skin and hair health. So get into it!!
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