We often hear that we need to eat breakfast like a king, well, that is true, but only if we eat the right stuff. Many breakfasts we eat may seem filling but they are not at all healthy. Here are ten foods which will enable you to have a healthy day.
Eggs are every household’s go to breakfast, toss a few eggs whether boiled, fried or even half fried sprinkle black pepper on them and you are good to go. However, eggs have many unique properties such as they steady the levels of sugar and helps in brain and liver function. Research also tells us that eggs prevent eye disorders and muscle aches. Eggs contain high protein and nutrients that are essential for the body and they have very few calories and helps curb our hunger during the next meal.
Yogurt is a creamy and delicious food that is rich in protein and also helps burn fat. It increases the metabolism in our bodies and increases a specific kind of hormone in our body that suggests fullness. It can be used with almost anything many people eat it as it is, others prefer to eat it as a topping. It aids in weight loss and helps fight against breast cancer according to research.
If you are a cereal-lover then oatmeal might be your sweetheart. Oatmeal contains fiber which enables less cholesterol formation. Oats are also high in antioxidants and help us feel full. The antioxidants in oats may also help prevent high blood pressure and heart issues. Oatmeal can be eaten with various things such as milk, eggs and cheese for a complete breakfast that won’t make you fat.
Berries are rare in Pakistan however, they can be found. Blueberries, raspberries and strawberries, they might seem the sweet type, but they contain low amounts of sugar than many fruits available in the market. Berries are great for the heart and help reduce inflammation. They also prevent the body from making cholesterol, and are also high in fiber. These can be eaten with yogurt and cottage cheese for a nutritious breakfast.
Nuts are the dried fruits which are tasty and filled with nutrients as well. They have high levels of calories in them, but our body does not absorb a lot of them. Nuts have been known to decrease the risk of heart disease, inflammation, and insulin resistance. They are particularly high in magnesium and potassium apart from other elements. Nuts have a multipurpose as they can be eaten as it is or topped with yogurt. (Eating in moderation is the key).
The apple might keep the doctor away, but we are talking about all the fruits. Fruits are a delicious and nourishing breakfast, they contain loads of minerals and vitamins and fiber. Due to the fiber and high amounts of water in them, they are particularly filling and you can pair a fruit with almost anything. But nothing beats fresh fruits eaten raw.
7. Ground Flaxseeds
Flaxseeds or Alsi as it is known, are very healthy. They are rich in fiber and keep us feeling full for hours after a meal. They may also improve our insulin sensitivity and are effective in reducing sugar levels. Two tablespoons are enough for a healthy meal, but they cannot be consumed alone, they can be paired with yogurt, or even used in a smoothie to help increase your fiber levels and antioxidants.
8. Cottage Cheese
A fantastic breakfast can be made with cottage cheese, its protein levels are very high which help increase our metabolism and decreases hunger hormones. According to a research, cottage cheese is as filling as eggs and also promotes weight loss. It can be used with flaxseeds, berries or even nuts to make a full meal that is healthy to the core.
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