Bananas are a quick and convenient addition to a nutritious breakfast. They also make a good mid-morning snack to keep hunger at bay!
Bananas contain resistant starch. The body does not digest resistant starch, so it travels through the body unchanged, which helps support digestive health. Unripe bananas contain more resistant starch than ripe bananas, which have more natural sugars.
Bananas are also a great source of potassium, which may support healthy blood pressure in some people.
Berries of all kinds, such as blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries, are an excellent way to start the morning. They are low in calories, high in fibre, and contain disease-fighting antioxidants.
Sprinkle berries on cereal, oatmeal, or yogurt, or blend them into smoothies.
If fresh berries are expensive or not in season, buy frozen berries, which are just as nutritious. However, it is best to choose frozen berries without any added sugar for optimal health benefits.
3: Drinking coffee
Drinking Coffee with breakfast is popular due to its caffeine content. Coffee also offers other health benefits due to its antioxidants, which help fight inflammation.
Research has suggested that some components of coffee improve glucose metabolism.
However, adding cream or sugar will reduce the beneficial effects of coffee!!!
It is best to reduce or avoid adding sugar to coffee and choose non-fat or plant-based milk instead of cream
4: Cottage Cheese
Surprisingly cottage cheese is a protein powerhouse.
A study showed that cottage cheese could curb hunger just as efficiently as eggs do.
Cottage cheese is also rich in B vitamins, vitamin A, and calcium.
People can eat cottage cheese by itself, or mix it with other savoury foods, such as pepper and spring onions, or fruit or nuts.
Give it a go!
Eggs are a popular breakfast food. They are nutritious and contain high-quality protein.
Some people think that eggs are unhealthful because of the amount of cholesterol they contain. However, research has shown that the dietary cholesterol from eggs has only a minor impact on bad cholesterol, or low-density lipoprotein in the blood.
Eating eggs has a positive reduction effect in waist circumference, weight, and body fat.
6: Flax seeds
Flax seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and fibre.
The health benefits of flaxseed include lowering blood levels of cholesterol, improving insulin sensitivity, lowering blood sugar.
Sprinkle flax seeds on yogurt or oatmeal or blend them into smoothies.
It is essential to purchase ground flaxseed or to grind the seeds at home, as whole flax seeds will pass through the body without breaking down.
7: Greek yoghurts
Greek Yoghurts are another excellent source of protein to eat in the morning. Greek yogurt is thick and creamy and contains more protein than regular strained yogurt.
Greek yogurt is also rich in calcium and contains probiotics that help support a healthy gut ad immune system.
Pairing this low-fat, high-protein food with other foods on this list works very well.
8: Eating nuts
Eating Nuts is another excellent way to get enough protein. Nuts also contain antioxidants, magnesium, potassium, and heart-healthful fats.
Nut butter is also very versatile. It can be on whole grain toast, mixed into oatmeal or yogurt, or use it as a dip for fresh fruit!
Healthful kinds of nut butter include:
Cocoa and hazelnut butter (unsweetened)
Oatmeal is a nutritional powerhouse. It contains beta glucan, which is a thick, sticky fibre that helps a person to feel full for longer and may also lower cholesterol.
Oats are also rich in antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, folate, and potassium. Steel-cut oats, which contain more protein and fibre than other types of oats, are a good option because they have a lower glycemic index (GI). A low GI means a person’s blood sugar will not increase as much.
10: Black, Green and White teas
Black, Green and White teas all contain antioxidants, but green tea is probably the most healthful. According to one study, green tea may help burn fat and promote weight loss.
These teas contain some caffeine but not as much as coffee.
Tea can also help a person stay hydrated.
So, over to you now….What do you think of our list? Are there any foods that you think should be added? Please leave your comments below!