Regardless of what you may have heard, eating breakfast isn't necessary for everyone.
Besides, skipping breakfast may be quite better than unhealthy foods for breakfast.
However, a well-balanced breakfast is truly worthwhile as it can provide energy and prevent you from eating too much during the rest of the day.
Here are the 5 best foods you can eat in the morning.
Eggs are very delicious. Studies have shown that eating eggs at breakfast increases feelings of fullness, helps maintain blood sugar and insulin levels and reduces calorie intake.
Though high in cholesterol, eggs don't increase cholesterol levels in most people.
Eggs are also one of the best sources of choline, a very essential nutrient for brain and liver health.
Summary: Eggs are high in protein and have several essential nutrients. They also promote fullness and help reduce calories.
Coffee is an incredibly amazing beverage to begin your day with.
It's high in caffeine, which has been proven to stabilize mood, alertness and mental performance.
Caffeine has also been shown to increase metabolic rate and fat burning.
Additionally, coffee is rich in antioxidants, which reduce inflammation and declines the risk of diabetes and liver disease.
Summary: Having a cup of coffee is a great way to start your day. The caffeine in it may improve mood, mental performance and metabolism.
Oatmeal is the most outstanding choice for cereal lovers.
It's made from ground oats, and contains a unique fibre called oat beta- glucan.
This fibre has versatile health benefits, including reduced cholesterol.
Oats are also rich in antioxidants, which protect their fatty acids from becoming rancid.
These antioxidants may also improve heart health and decrease blood pressure.
Be aware that one cup(235 grams) of cooked oatmeal contains only 6 grams of protein, which won't provide the benefits of a higher protein breakfast.
In order to boost the protein content of an oatmeal breakfast, prepare it with milk instead of just water.
Summary: Oatmeal is rich in beta glucan fibre, which lowers cholesterol and thus increases fullness. It also contains antioxidants.
Berries are very delicious and contain antioxidants.
Common types include: blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries.
Studies have shown that berries are lower in sugar that most fruits, yet higher in fibre.
Berries are also packed with antioxidants called anthocyanins, which help to protect the heart and slow the aging process.
Additionally, berries reduce inflammation, prevent blood cholesterol from oxidizing, and keep the cells lining your blood vessels healthy.
Summary: Berries are high in fibre but low in calories. They're also rich in antioxidants.
Nuts are tasty and nutritious.
They contribute to feelings of fullness and help prevent weight gain.
Even though nuts are high in calories, it's been shown that you don't absorb all the fat in them.
All nuts are rich in magnesium, potassium and heart healthy fat.
Summary: Nuts are a filling, nutritious food that may help reduce heart disease risk and improve blood sugar control.
The Bottom Line
Eating breakfast or not is a personal choice. Despite what you think or may have been brought up to believe, skipping breakfast absolutely does not have any health effects, as long as you eat a nutritious, well-balanced diet throughout your day.
However, if you do take breakfast, remember to start your day with the aforementioned healthful foods.
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