Are you eating the right kind of breakfast?
A cup of coffee in the morning just isn’t going to cut it
anymore. Research has shown that breakfast can help you lose weight and
skipping it may be bad for your heart. It can be tempting to stop by a fast
food restaurant and grab something on your way to work, but it’s not the most
nutritional option. We’re here to help; below, we have listed 4 things you can
do to make your breakfast healthier.
1. Add Fiber
Fiber helps you stay full for longer than other options
that have too many carbs. Eating foods with fiber also help regulate the levels
of sugar in check. Fiber is found in fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, and whole
grain foods. There are many benefits when consuming fiber especially for your
health! In the morning have a bowl of oatmeal with blueberries for a
heart-healthy, fiber-packed breakfast.
2. Make a Smoothie
With the busy life you have, you might not have time to
sit down and eat your breakfast. Instead, grab some of your favorite fruits and
mix them into a blender. This will be a good way to nourish your body of all
the essential nutrients you need to start your day. Remember that if you use
oranges you will get vitamin C, which helps with the production of collagen.
Try making a smoothie, and take it with you to go!
3. Eat Early in the Day
Having breakfast at 10AM when you’ve been up since 6AM is
not going to provide you with the fuel and energy you need. Drink a glass of
water as soon as you wake up so your body can rehydrate and then start feeding
your body with the nutrients it needs for a productive day. Eating after you
wake up will give your body the energy it needs for the day. Try to eat your
breakfast within an hour of waking up so that it can do its’ job efficiently.
4. Don’t Forget Protein!
Protein can give you the boost of energy that you need in
the mornings. Eating protein in the mornings will give you alertness. Also,
having a good amount of protein in the morning will help you stay full longer
and energized. Research shows that those who ate breakfast in the morning were
more productive throughout the day. Munch on some egg white omelets with black
beans to get your morning fill of protein and fiber.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and
eating a healthy, filling breakfast will have you energized and ready to take
on the day!