Give yourself the best start to the day with these healthy breakfast ideas
Eating breakfast in the morning is essential, but finding the ultimate breakfast is hard. This morning meal ‘breaks the fast’ which allows you to wake up your metabolism.Researchers have repeatedly shown that people who eat breakfast have a better chance of losing weight, and keeping it off. Adults who eat a healthy breakfast may have better concentration and productivity in the morning. It will also stop cravings and make you in a better mood, just for starters.
So what are the best breakfasts to have you ask? Well we need to try and aim for a mix of protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats that will give you energy and increase your nutrient intake. A healthy breakfast should include whole grains, low-fat protein and fresh fruits or vegetables.
Porridge oats are considered whole grains, which mean it contains plenty of complex carbs, which are your body’s main source of energy. The fuel you get from complex carbohydrates will last longer than those from refined-grain foods. In addition, oats are high in fibre, which digests slowly and keeps you feeling full longer. Prepare it with skim milk and nuts for a dose of protein and healthy fats. Add fruit or dried fruit for a sweeter edge.
My favourite eggs are a good source of protein and are guaranteed to keep you fuller for longer. Try the healthier options of boiled eggs, poached, scrambled or an omelette. Avoid frying as this is adding extra fat which can be easily avoided. Serve on a slice of wholemeal toast and a piece of fruit.
Yogurt is a healthy way to get some protein in the morning, layer with your favourite fruits such as sliced berries or bananas for vitamins A and C and potassium. The fat in the yogurt will also help get you going and give you the energy you need to get to lunch time. A handful of sliced nuts will increase your protein and healthy-fat intake.
Although not the easiest breakfast, this is a great source of energy for a morning meal. Start with your favourite fruit or combination of fruits. Try berries, bananas, mangoes, kiwis or melon, all of which contain carbs for energy. Add some low-fat yogurt for protein and fat. Blend until smooth. And drink away!
I hope these ideas will help your breakfast ideas, change these up and experiment to find your perfect breakfast!