With our hectic and busy schedules, it’s easy to see how breakfast can be overlooked. But the truth is, it shouldn’t be. What you eat (or don’t eat) in the morning affects your entire day. Choosing the right breakfast foods can improve your health and energy levels for the day. Be sure to start your day the right way with these healthy breakfast tips.
Avoid Refined Sugars
Starting your day with too much sugar will have you crashing before lunch and craving more sweets throughout the day. If you like to start your day with something sweet, opt for nature’s candy, also known as fruits. Add bananas to whole grain cereal or top your waffles with strawberries or blueberries.
Keep your breakfast balanced. Try to create a well-rounded breakfast with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and a bit of dairy. For example, pair your oatmeal with fruits, or top your toast with tasty greens.
What’s not to love about fiber? It helps to lower cholesterol, promotes healthy digestion, and makes you feel fuller longer. To start your day with a bit of fiber, try avocado toast, blackberries, bran flakes, or whole-grain oatmeal.
Speaking of whole-grains, when it comes to carbs, always choose a whole-grain version. Refined flours found in white breads have little nutritional value. Whether it’s a bagel, waffle, or simply toast, go with whole-grain varieties to ensure you are getting more nutrients and vitamins.
Protein also helps to keep you fuller longer so that you avoid overeating later in the day. And if you’re a person who fancies a morning workout, protein refuels your body’s natural energy. Good protein sources include nuts, seeds, peanut butter and eggs. If you’re craving Canadian bacon or sausage, go for lean and low fat versions.
While many of us cannot function in the morning without our beloved coffee, having more than one cup a day may be dehydrating you. Start your day with a glass of water as soon as you wake up to maintain healthy skin and energy levels throughout the day. And be sure to drink more water as you go about your day.
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