There are many individuals who wake up in the morning feeling fatigued, get ready, and then leave to go to work (or school). Many of these individuals are making a huge mistake as they are forgetting something important. Their phone? Their wallet? Their MP3 players? No. They are missing the most important meal of the day. The meal called breakfast.
Did you know that research shows that a healthy breakfast is a key indicator of kids and adults physical and intellectual performance during the day? Not only that, but it also regulates our blood sugar levels. The longer we go without eating, the more our blood sugar levels decline. The most important reason, in terms of breakfast being the most important meal of the day, is that it sets us up for what’s to come in the day. What do I mean by that? When you have a great breakfast, it is more likely that you are also going to have a great lunch and dinner. You’re also more likely to exercise as opposed to an individual who hasn’t had a breakfast and is feeling lethargic throughout his day. As people, we would much rather choose to feel happy and energetic than being fatigued for the rest of the day so here are the top five healthy breakfast foods that will provide a great beginning to your day.
5. Fruit Shake
A convenient way to have a healthy breakfast is to create your own kind of fruit shake. Throw in your choice of fruits, add a little milk, throw in anything else that would make it a great drink and you’ll have your own delicious take-out breakfast.
Of course there are a lot of bad cereals out there, but there are also very healthy cereals. A cereal that provides plenty of vitamins, is low in sugar, and contains no trans fat or saturated fat will be the perfect choice.
3. Fresh Fruit
Fruit has always been known to provide many vitamins and aid in making the body healthy. They even provide antioxidants which help protect your body from sickness or disease. Pears, oranges, grapefruits, strawberries, anything that is labeled as a fruit will satisfy you as part of a healthy breakfast.
There are multiple benefits of having a fresh, low-fat, delicious cup of yogurt. An 8 ounce cup of plain yogurt gives about 400 milligrams of calcium which is more than an 8 ounce cup of milk that would only provide about 300 milligrams of calcium. The potassium inside yogurt equals the amount of potassium in a banana and also equals the amount of protein in an ounce of meat or an egg.
Easy to make, convenient, cheap, delicious, and nutritious. The perfect food in a bag. There are many studies that show that oatmeal can help lower your cholesterol and minimize the risk of heart disease. It can also help control weight, perfect for someone who is looking to cycle their diet around healthy foods.