As we all know, and nutritional experts have also confirmed, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. People who eat inappropriate food for breakfast, or skip the breakfast, have problems with metabolism, concentration and weight. So here are the top food types that will help you make your breakfast healthier and more powerful.
-Start your day with good mixed breakfast -- eat oatmeal (e.g. oat with some fruit -- like banana or strawberries and low-fat milk). Oatmeal contains wide array of minerals, vitamins and antioxidants and it’s a good source of iron, protein and carbohydrates. Having oatmeal for breakfast helps you lower your cholesterol level, blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease and some certain types of cancer. It’s packed with fiber that absorbs water, which significantly slows down your digestive process, eliminates hunger and controls your weight.
-Eggs belong to the group of healthy breakfast food. Great source of protein. One egg contains 6g of protein. Besides proteins, eggs are rich in calcium, vitamin A and D. Eating eggs is good for healthy skin and eyes, because of the antioxidant lutein. People who eat eggs for breakfast feel replete for longer, while losing fat and transforming it into muscle at the same time. This is something very important for bodybuilders to know.
Yogurt is rich in calcium, protein, riboflavin and vitamin B. It contains varying amounts of fat. One cup of low-fat yogurt has 9.3g of protein, 253g calories, 4.6g fat. Consummation of low-fat yogurt, helps you reduce your weight, because of the calcium. Proteins in it give you an extra edge if you are trying to get leaner. If you need to save calories and unnecessary sugar you should choose plain yogurt. For some extra sweetness, mix it with some fresh fruit.
Frozen Fruit Smoothies
Smoothies are rich in nutrients, they are delicious and tasty choice for your breakfast. Adding oats to them is perfect way to get more energy. USDA recommends that half of our meals must consist fruit and vegetables.
Frozen fruit smoothie recipe: one frozen banana, 1 cup of frozen fruit ( strawberries, mango, cherries…) one cup of low-fat milk, or ½ cup of vanilla, or plain yogurt, 2 to 3 tablespoons honey, ¼ quick cooking oats ( not instant). Put the ingredients in blender and mix them well.
Remember: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so you should start the day by eating healthy and powerful breakfast, which will provide you good energy till your next meal.