Some people refuse to eat breakfast. Others are already thinking about it before they go to bed. If you are in the camp that believes something in the tummy helps fuel your launch into the day, here are some of the best foods to eati n the morning, in no particular order:
- Eggs –They contain high-quality protein. While some may be concerned about dietary cholesterol in eggs, it has been shown that it has only a minor impact on low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or bad cholesterol) in the blog.
- Oatmeal–Known to lower cholesterol, oatmeal also contains beta glucan, a thick fiber that helps you feel full longer.
- Berries–Every kind of berry is low in calories, high in fiber and contains antioxidants credited for fighting disease. You can eat them on their own or add them to cereal, oatmeal, yogurt or toss them into a blender for a smoothie.
- Greek yogurt–A terrific source of protein and calcium, it also contains probiotics that support gut health and immune system. Greek yogurt contains more protein than regular strained yogurt. It can be eaten with berries or nut butters and added to smoothies.
- Flaxseed–Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, protein and fiber, flaxseed benefits include lowering blood levels of cholesterol, improving insulin sensitivity, lowering blood sugar and protecting against breast cancer. Wow! Like berries, you can add flaxseed to yogurt, oatmeal or a smoothie. Make sure you use ground flaxseed so the body can absorb them; whole flaxseeds pass through the body without breaking down.
- Cottage Cheese–Another protein powerhouse, it helps curb hunger. It’s rich in B vitamins, vitamin A and calcium. More versatile than you think, you can eat it on its own or mix in sweet or savory foods.
- Bananas–Not many people know that bananas contain resistant starch which passes through the body unchanged, making it supportive of digestive health. Unripe bananas contain more of this starch than ripe bananas which more natural sugars. They are a great source of potassium and are delicious with nut butter or as a topper to cereal or oatmeal.
- Nuts and nut butter –Contain antioxidants, magnesium, potassium, and heart-healthy fats. A 30-year-long study showed that people who consumed nuts seven times a week or more had a 20% lower risk of death compared to people who didn’t eat nuts. Isn’t that nuts?