Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. If you don’t start your day off right, you won’t have the energy you need to be productive, you might feel lethargic and irritable, and hunger pangs may strike unexpectedly.
You don’t have to fill up on unhealthy, sugary cereals in the morning, either. If you want to stay full and set yourself up for the day, the best thing you can do is eat healthily. Here are 11 of the healthiest foods that you should be eating at breakfast time. Take a look and see how your days could soon be starting off a million times better!
1. Berries and prunes
This should really be any fruit that is fiber-rich, but prunes and berries are particularly good for breakfast, and packed full of fiber. Remember, it is essential that you breakfast contains plenty of fiber, and today, the average American person will eat significantly less than the necessary 25-40g of fiber required in a day’s diet.
By consuming fiber-rich fruits and berries in the mornings, you can prepare yourself for a long day, help improve your health, and even reduce the risk of developing heart disease or similar problems. Some studies have even shown that increasing the fiber that you consume can reduce your risk ode developing type 2 diabetes, so switching sugary breakfast cereal for prunes, or oatmeal with berries, could do incredible things.
Remember as well that berries, prunes and lots of other fruits are full of vitamin K, as well as antioxidants that protect against DNA damage, some kinds of cancer and general cell damage.
Eggs are a truly versatile ingredient, and already a common addition to the average American (or European) breakfast. Eggs can be prepared in lots of ways, but as long as you’re not frying them off in pools of fat and grease, they’re really good for you.
There are 13 essential nutrients found within eggs, including plenty of protein that means you’ll feel fuller for longer after having your breakfast. Simply including one egg with your breakfast, perhaps with a piece of whole grain toast, can make you feel much fuller for longer, and help you stop snacking mid-morning.
The yolk contains most of the nutrients, and it packed full of vitamin B, choline, which Is great for your memory. There are also carotenoids in there which help keep your eyes in good health.