Breakfast has earned its reputation as the most important meal of the day.
It's a chance to start your morning off on the right foot. Research shows that breakfast eaters are more likely to get key nutrients in their diets and to lose weight and keep it off.
But if you're not careful, what you think is a healthy breakfast could be a sugar bomb and leave you hungry soon after you eat.
So here we have...
5 Foods for Healthier Breakfasts
➊ Choose Naturally Sweet Fruit
Fruit is a healthy way to get complex carbs. Although fruits are rich in natural sugars, they're considered complex carbs — not simple carbs — because they contain dietary fiber. Fiber passes through your system mostly undigested but still helps your digestion. It also makes you feel fuller, and be less hungry later.
➋ Plain Greek Yogurt
Due to the protein and fat composition, Greek yogurt can help you stay full for longer periods of time. it’s an excellent source of healthy fat and calcium, and sports 1.5x - 2x times as much protein as regular yogurt.
➌ A breakfast superhero: Avocado.
Avocados are very nutritious and contain a wide variety of nutrients, including 20 different vitamins and minerals. They're also rich in healthy fats, and... ahem... delicious!
Oatmeal is rich in fiber, which helps you stay full for longer. It also eases the insulin response and improves your gut health. It’s also a source of vitamins B and E, and minerals such as magnesium.
Berries are delicious antioxidant little bombs. Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries. Whichever. They're as good as a fruit can get.
They're low in sugar and high in fiber. Berries are also packed with anthocyanins (a specific antioxidant), which protect your heart and may help you age better.
So, ake sure to start your day the right way by fueling your body with healthy and nutrient-dense foods.