Every morning is a fresh start to a new day, which is why you should strive to start your day off right with a healthy and balanced breakfast. Whether you’re an early-bird or someone who always fights to make it to work on time, breakfast is a must. In fact, breakfast can keep you from overeating later in the day.
Skipping breakfast can even leave you feeling fatigued and “ain’t nobody got time for that!”. So, consider a few of these healthy breakfast options to start your day the right way:
Most nutritionists want you to aim for a breakfast that includes carbs, fiber, and protein, which is why oatmeal is an easy option. Oatmeal is a great source of fiber and when eaten regularly, it can help lower your cholesterol. Oatmeal is also rich in omega-3 fatty acids and potassium.
Preparation for oatmeal is minimum. Although there are easy, instant options, steel-cut oats can be ready to go in under 20 minutes. Be sure to lean more towards this option compared to the instant varieties that are packed with unhealthy sugars. A healthy replacement with the steel-cut oats is to drizzle some honey with milk and top off your oatmeal with delicious fruits or nuts.
This amazing fruit is one of the best sources of a healthy carbohydrate that can help keep your hunger feeling more satisfied for a longer duration. Consider including this into your health oatmeal we were just talking about. These two breakfast ideas are a great combination. Bananas are a great source of potassium as well, which can help lower your blood pressure on a natural. For those struggling with your high blood pressure and hypertension, consider bananas as a part of your everyday diet.
Eggs have been everyone’s favorite breakfast food for decades. Although there was much debate about the high cholesterol, eggs still have proven to be a great option for your breakfast meals. One quick tip is to boil the egg and remove the yolk since a single yolk is the equivalent to roughly 60% of your daily allotment. Eggs have also proven to be an amazing source of protein and vitamin D.
If you’re already consuming proteins with fat and higher cholesterol, eggs might not be your breakfast food of choice; however, most grocery stores are stocked with cartons of egg whites. Consuming only the egg whites for breakfast reduces the level of cholesterol you would normally consume with the yolk included. So, feel free to boil your eggs and remove the yolk or pour your egg whites in the pan for a quick and nutritious breakfast.
Summer is just months away and our favorite fruit is about to make a comeback. Yes, watermelon season is almost here! Not only is this fruit a great way to hydrate, but it’s also been known to help with vision, heart health, and even the prevention of cancer. This low-calorie gift from heaven is even better when you pre-slice and refrigerate for a cold and refreshing breakfast treat.
Need we say more? This amazing morning tradition is a part of everyone’s routine. There has been much debate over whether coffee is actually the best for you, but research has proven that coffee in related to lower risks of various diseases such as prostate cancer and even diabetes. As if we need more of a reason to drink coffee, this delicious morning drink is also packed with antioxidants!
A tip to abide by is to avoid those heavy creams and sugars as this could eliminate the healthy benefit to your coffee. Try instead options such as skim milk or even almond milk. These options are sure to sweeten your sip.
These are just a few of the unbelievably healthy options to enjoy, even if you’re pushed for time. Be sure to make time for breakfast to avoid fatigue and mid-morning hunger.
Be sure to let us know what your healthy breakfast options consists of! We’re always looking for a new favorite dish.