If you feed your body in the early hours, you are setting yourself up for a satiated morning and steady energy throughout the day. Not to mention that people who eat breakfast regularly benefit from a laundry list of other payoffs, like the fact that they’re often more successful at shedding unwanted pounds and maintaining a healthy weight. But reaping the benefits of breakfast comes down to eating the right kind of breakfast. Foods with a low-glycemic index are ideal for your early-morning bite since your body digests these foods more slowly, keeping you full longer as your body keeps burning the carbs. For all-day energy, here are the foods to make a part of your a.m. routine.
Whole grains are an important part of your first meal of the day. Foods like whole grain toast and hearty oatmeal give you fiber, vitamins, and minerals. One of the major benefits of fiber is that it fills you up quickly, and the satiation lasts to keep hunger down. Whole grains also contain B vitamins like thiamin, niacin, and riboflavin that fuel your metabolism by providing your body with energy.
Protein is another meal component to keep you full longer, so it’s best to include hunger-fighting, protein-rich foods in your breakfast so that your stomach isn’t grumbling come mid-morning. Lean proteins such as eggs, low fat milk or yogurt, and skinned turkey are great inclusions for a wholesome breakfast.
Fruits & Vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are important to include in your daily diet. They are low in calories and provide you with natural sugars and key micronutrients like vitamins A and C. They’re also another great source of fiber. Experts recommend that you consume five to nine servings of fruits and veggies every day, and breakfast is the perfect time to get in part of your daily dose.
Putting It All Together
Keeping each of these recommendations in mind, here are a few breakfast combos to try out:
Simple and Savory
Whole wheat toast, 1-2 eggs cooked any style, and orange juice
3/4 cup of low/non-fat Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup dry oats, berries
2-3 egg omelet (can substitute egg whites) with tomatoes and spinach, and a side of sliced apple and whole wheat toast
2-3 egg omelet (can substitute egg whites) with skinned turkey, broccoli, and mushrooms, and an orange on the side and whole wheat toast
1/2 cup of rolled oats, pinch of cinnamon and brown sugar, sliced banana, and a glass of low/non-fat milk
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