A nutritious, well-balanced breakfast can give you energy and prevent you from eating too much during the rest of the day.
Here are some of the best foods you can eat in the morning, that will give you a boost of energy and keep you energized throughout the day:
Eggs are nutritious and protein-packed. Studies have shown that eating eggs at breakfast increases feelings of fullness, reduces calorie intake at the next meal and helps maintain steady blood sugar and insulin levels. The best part, you can eat eggs in many different ways, so you are subject to options every day! Whether you like your eggs scrambled, sunny-side-up, poached, hard-boiled or with veggies in omelettes, you can never seem to bored with so many options!
If you love cereal, chances are you will like oatmeal. Ground oats are fibrous and provide impressive health benefits, including reduced cholesterol and the feeling of fullness. There is a variety of oatmeal that you can choose from, along with yummy toppings you can add to make it flavourful. Some favourites are cinnamon oatmeal topped with fresh berries, or chocolate oatmeal topped with a dollop of crunchy peanut butter!
Another fibre-sense food, that is sure to keep you full of energy throughout the day. A large portion of the fibre in chia seeds is viscous fibre, which absorbs water, increasing the volume of food moving through your digestive tract and helping you feel full and satisfied. You can soak chia seeds overnight in water, and have it the next morning. You could also make chia seed pudding, with your favourite flavours and sugar-alternatives. Chia seed pudding can also be your sweet-tooth solution during the day!
Fruit contains vitamins, potassium, fibre and are relatively low in calories. Citrus fruits are very high in vitamin C. They are packed with antioxidants and are very filling, due to their fibre and water contents.
Berries and Nuts
Berries are delicious and packed with antioxidants. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries provide the right amount of sweetness in the morning, to boost your metabolism and energise your mind. They’re lower in sugar than most fruits, yet higher in fibre.
Nuts are calorie-dense and must be consumed in small amounts. However, they are very nutritious and can be filling for breakfast. They also help reduce heart disease risk and improve blood sugar control.
Pairing these foods together can provide a healthy breakfast with balanced levels of carbohydrates, protein and fibre contents.