5 Tips for Healthier Breakfasts

Introduction

You probably already know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But most mornings are quite chaotic - whether it’s a lack of appetite, time crunch, picky eaters, all of which end up making for a stressful morning. Research suggests breaking an overnight fast with a balanced meal will significantly boost your health and overall well-being. This is why it is vital to start your day with the right food. Are you looking for ways to make your breakfast more healthy? Here are some tips to consider.
1. Incorporate whole grain foods
Whole-grain foods include oats, whole-grain cereal, and wholemeal bread. Whole-grain foods are very filling and help fill your stomach for more extended periods. Studies have shown that consuming whole grain food may lower the risk of stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer. Oats are also very rich in fiber, which is essential for supporting the digestive system.
2. Combine protein with carbohydrates
Combining carbohydrate-based food with protein offers invaluable benefits in terms of nutrients for the day ahead. Carbohydrates foods such as oats, cereal, or bread can complement protein sources like eggs, milk, nuts, and yogurt. You can add fish like salmon or kippers and lean meat, such as bacon. The energy provided by carbohydrate foods is essential in providing the body with the energy it needs for the day, while protein plays a vital role in fuelling the muscles.
3. Stay hydrated
The body goes without a lot of fluid overnight; therefore, it is important to restore this in the morning to avoid being dehydrated. Dehydration can result in tiredness, headaches, or a grumpy feeling during the day. First, start your day by drinking enough water, then add a lot of fluids to your breakfast. Although tea and coffee are fine, they do not provide as much hydration as your body will need in the morning. You can also include some soups to help your body receive the hydration it needs. For the best soup recipes try these options.
4. Add breakfasts to your morning routine
It is relatively easy for most people to skip or forget their breakfast when caught up in the morning rush. That is why it is important to build a habit of adding breakfast into your morning routine. If you struggle with having an appetite in the morning or do not seem to have enough time, then you can take your breakfast to go. A better option is to take time to prepare your breakfast before going to bed each night. This way, all you may have to do the following morning is just warm it.
5. Start your five-a-day
Experts recommend eating at least five fruits and vegetables every day, and there is no better time to start this than in the morning. Start each day with the recommended five-a-day breakfast with fruits and veggies. For example, you can add a glass of fresh juice, chopped apples, berries, or banana to your morning cereal or porridge. Alternatively, you can also blend your choice fruits and veggie into a delicious shake to take with you.

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