For many nutritionists, breakfast is considered the most healthy meal of the day. However, it is only healthy if you are eating healthy foods. These foods should be packed with energy-producing vitamins and minerals to power you through the day. Also, your breakfast foods should be low-fat and organic, as organic foods are void of GMOs and pesticides.
Are your breakfast foods healthy? It is extremely important to be mindful of what you eat. In fact, eating the wrong breakfast foods can be worse than not eating breakfast at all.
To help choose healthy breakfast foods, look for healthy fats, protein, and fiber. Healthy fats, proteins, and fiber won’t cause insulin spikes, which in turn can cause inflammation. Also, avoid foods high in sugar, as these foods can cause energy highs, then a crash later on, leaving you feeling tired.
To help, I’ve listed 5 healthy breakfast foods that will give you the energy you need to fuel your day.
5 Healthy Breakfast Foods to Fuel Your Day
1. Organic Eggs, Fruits, and Whole Wheat Toast
Eggs, in fact, are extremely healthy. They contain a healthy fat, provide protein, and are full of vitamins and minerals. Furthermore, they contain choline; a nutrient your body needs to create cell membranes.
There is a lot of talk about egg yolks being high in cholesterol. However, many nutritionists now say that this kind of cholesterol is not bad for you, especially in this amount.
Eggs have also been shown to reduce the risk of diabetes.
Try pairing your eggs with fresh fruit, such as avocados. Avocados provide antioxidants and healthy monounsaturated fats. They also include vitamin E and glutathione.
To provide extra phytonutrients and fiber, add other fresh fruits, such as grapes, apples, pears, and oranges. Fresh tomatoes are also high in phytonutrients and fiber.
If you are like me, and can’t go without toast, be sure it is whole wheat toast. Whole wheat offers more energy that is released slowly, over a longer period of time. White flour bread will lead to an energy spike, then a crash later on.
Additionally, if you fry your eggs, use a healthy oil, such as extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil.
2. Organic Nut Butter and an Apple
If you don’t have too much time to cook breakfast in the morning, try organic nut butter. There are various flavors to try, such as peanut, cashew, walnut, and almond. The nut butter provides a healthy fat from the nuts and also protein.
Of course, you can’t just eat a scoop of nut butter, so slice up an apple and dip it in the nut butter. The apple provides fiber and is a rich source of vitamin C.
Don’t like apples? Spread some nut butter on whole wheat toast.
3. Healthy Muffins
Yes, some muffins are actually healthy, especially organic flaxseed muffins. Try them lightly toasted and spread with coconut oil for flavor. The flaxseed offers plenty of fiber, and the coconut oil adds the healthy fats.
If a muffin is not enough for breakfast, add an egg and some fruit!
4. Buckwheat Pancakes and Fruit
Pancakes are healthy and delicious when they are not made with refined flour and covered with sugary syrup. If you don’t like buckwheat, try ground oats and flax.
Top your buckwheat pancakes with organic fruit, such as blueberries, strawberries, and bananas.
You can also try warm applesauce, and coconut oil will add healthy fats.
5. Wheat Bread French Toast
French toast made from wheat bread and organic eggs are a delicious and healthy breakfast. The eggs offer the healthy fat, protein, and vitamins and minerals. The whole wheat bread will provide much-needed energy to get you through the morning. Fruit is high in antioxidants and vitamin C.
Add coconut oil instead of syrup or butter. Then, top with fresh fruit of your choice.
Try to go organic as much as possible. This way, you will avoid harmful GMOs and pesticides. Eating a healthy breakfast will add much-needed fuel to your day! Additionally, it is said that eating a healthy breakfast can ward off disease and help you to live a longer life!
What healthy breakfast foods do you eat? Let us know in the comments below.
And, if you found these tips to be helpful, share them with your family and friends so that they too can choose healthier breakfast foods!
Robin, and the Zen team
Note: This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat any health condition. Therefore, ask your doctor about any health concerns that you might have and seek proper medical treatment.
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