The Importance of Healthy Breakfast
Unfortunately, breakfast becomes the most important meal of the whole day. A healthy breakfast is the foundation to having a successful day and long-term fitness. Unfortunately, there are few options for a healthy breakfast at most restaurants and in prepackaged breakfast products.
A healthy breakfast can start your day off right. A healthy breakfast refuels your body and give you an energy to help jump-start your day. Eating a healthy breakfast helps you to consume more vitamins and minerals, less fat and cholesterol. A healthy breakfast gives you the ability for better concentration and productivity throughout the morning.
By eating a healthy meal to begin your day, your body kicks on the metabolism which helps burn calories more efficiently. This way you also get a small boost of energy which improves your performance.Dieters who eat a healthy breakfast are better prepared for losing and maintaining a healthy weight. Oatmeal with raisins, brown sugar, milk and topped with cinnamon is delicious, healthy and cheap.
Cereal and soy milk: Soy milk is full of healthy protein. Choose a cereal that has high fiber content and is free of high fructose corn syrup. Sprinkling some organic sugar over some plain cereal is often preferable to eating pre-sweetened cereal.
Heat and Eat: Instead of hitting a fast food drive thru, make breakfast burritos or sandwiches ahead of time and then microwave them. They are easy to carry and make for a healthy option. Choose eggs or egg substitute, and top with veggies or low fat cheese.
Prepare whole-grain or pumpernickel breads for toast with trans-fat-free soft margarines or cholesterol-lowering spreads that contain plant stanols. Any whole grain pastries with your healthy spread of choice.
Flap jacks & Egg: 3-5, 4″ diameter pancakes with spread. 1 cup sliced fresh fruit on top of pancakes. 1-2 fried egg. 1 glass milk of 1’2 cup cottage cheese. Substitute 2 pieces French toast, toast, muffin, waffles for pancakes and meat for eggs, or for half the eggs.
Almond-Butter-and-Raisin Sandwich With Smoothie: 2 Tbsp almond butter 2 Eggo Special K waffles 1 Tbsp raisins 1 Stonyfield Farm smoothie Spread the almond butter on the waffles. Sprinkle the raisins over one waffle and top with the other. Wash down with the smoothie. Benefits: Whole-grain waffles help lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and improve your body’s processing of insulin and glucose.
Smoothies: Drinking a refreshing smoothie makes it a lot easier to add more fruits and veggies to your diet, and kids love them. Smoothies give you a colorful variety of fruits and veggies. They are also easy and fun to make.
Cereal Bars: If you are finding yourself really pressed for time and just haven’t got the time to eat any of the healthy breakfast foods which are listed above. Cereals bars are a quick fix and should provide you with a bit of energy.
Veggies such as carrots, lettuce, prunes, tomatoes, mushrooms, potatoes, baked beans and cucumber can be used as a part of a breakfast spread as well. Skim milk, low-fat yoghurt, and cheese which will ensure that you don’t build on the calories and which can be used as a combination with the option one as well.
Eating a healthy breakfast is essential for an active lifestyle. Choosing the right breakfast foods for you and your family is not an easy task.