Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it’s also important to know what exactly you should include in your breakfast to fuel your body as well as your brain. A healthy breakfast can prevent weight gain, boost short-term memory and lower the risk of type 2 diabetes. To get the most out of your breakfast and jump-start the day, you need the following:
In general, your breakfast should consist of 25% protein, 25% carbohydrates and 50% fruits.
Quality counts when choosing carbohydrates – the body’s primary source of energy – especially at breakfast. Nutrition experts recommend choosing quality carbohydrates, including three or more servings of whole grain foods per day, as part of an overall healthful eating plan.
belVita Breakfast biscuits
Made from 3 different whole grains, with the benefit of its slow and continuous release of carbohydrate to fuel the body all morning. Eat it with your favourite fruit, yogurt and beverage.
It’s a type of fibre that’s been shown to help lower cholesterol and it’s very filling.
It helps to have protein at every meal to regulate your blood sugar level.
Peanut butter or Almond butter
It contains the “good” unsaturated fat and provides a slow release into your system. Spread it over wholegrain bread. (It also helps to prevent cravings)
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Greek yogurt (Plain & Low-fat)
Greek yogurt is loaded with calcium and boasts plenty of protein—nearly twice as much as regular yogurt
It’s are a great source of protein, but try to keep in mind that a large egg contains 212 milligrams of cholesterol, therefore limit it to one egg per day.
Berries, bananas, or melon are high in antioxidants and loaded with vitamin C and potassium.
Bananas are also a healthy carbohydrate that keeps you feeling fuller longer. It lowers blood pressure naturally and are a particularly good choice for people with hypertension.
Strawberries or Blueberries
These superfoods are filled with vitamin C and antioxidants without being high in calories. Studies showed that regular intake of blueberries improves memory and motor skills to blood pressure and metabolism.
Cranberry or orange juice
These days, with all the chemicals and hormones that gets added to food to grow faster, we get less and less of the many of the nutrients and vitamins our bodies requires. It’s recommended to add some daily supplements to your meal.
Flax seed – turns breakfast into a gold mine of omega-3 fatty acids
Calcium – Your body needs calcium to build and maintain strong bones. Your heart, muscles and nerves also need calcium to function properly.
Vitamins – they have the ability to prevent and treat various diseases including heart problems, high cholesterol levels, eye disorders, and skin disorders.
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Coffee drinking has been linked to a lower risk of several diseases (such as diabetes and prostate cancer). It’s also great for your body’s metabolism and weight loss!
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