Healthy Breakfast Options
It is often said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Eating a healthy breakfast is the perfect way to provide your body with the energy it needs to function throughout the day.
Here are three easy-to-prepare breakfast food options that don’t just taste great but are good for you too.
Packed with high-quality protein, eggs are a fantastic breakfast option. Eggs are considered a ‘complete’ source of protein since they have all nine essential amino acids (acids that we cannot produce in our bodies). Protein helps keep you feeling sated and energized for the day.
Eggs are also an excellent source of vitamin D, selenium, B6, B12 and minerals such as zinc, iron and copper (with some brands of eggs containing omega-3 fatty acids). Vitamin D is helpful in absorbing calcium, which in turn prevents osteoporosis.
Eggs are also easy to prepare with many varieties of options, from scrambled, sunny side up, hard-boiled, over easy, and poached to name a few.
Maybe you’re too busy to sit down and enjoy breakfast – a fruit smoothie is a perfect solution. Blend up your favourite mix of fruit, spinach or kale, orange juice, milk, yogurt, or protein powder – and you’ve got a delicious breakfast ready to go.
It’s also a benefit for someone
- With dental issues
- Looking for a weight loss meal replacement
- To keep hydrated
- To ease digestion
The high-in-fibre option for breakfast is oatmeal. Oatmeal is filling, easy to chew, and very affordable.
Oats are a gluten-free whole grain and a great source of important vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants with many health benefits. These include weight loss, lower blood sugar levels and a reduced risk of heart disease.
An easy-to-prepare bowl of instant oatmeal can make you feel full and satisfied which may help you lose weight. The fibre is fantastic for digestion and reduces constipation. Perhaps the blandest tasting of options, you can add fruit, cinnamon, nuts, seeds and/or Greek yogurt to help improve the flavour.