5 Amazingly Healthy Breakfast Foods Most People Overlook
Most of us already know just how important breakfast is to our day. Most of us also already know that greasy foods, fried eggs and sugary breakfast cereal aren’t ideal for a meal yet 90% of people when asked what they had for breakfast today answer with one of the three.
So why would people knowingly eat foods that aren’t “healthy” for breakfast? You already know the answer to this as well – you’re saying it to yourself as you read this – “I don’t have the time!”
Here’s the good news
Each of the healthy breakfasts we’re going to show you can be prepared days ahead of time or on the spot in under 2 minutes time.
Here’s the bad news
Breakfast isn’t the most important meal of the day. That phrase was created by the Grape Nuts manufacturing company General Mills in 1944 as part of an Advertising Jingle to sell more cereal. Apparently the advertisement worked because we, myself included, have been repeating that to people for the last 40 years.
Whole grains are an excellent breakfast, high in healthy omega-3 fatty acids, folate, potassium, and beta-glucan, which can help balance blood sugar and even lower cholesterol. Steel-cut oats are an even healthier alternative since they are minimally processed and contain even more fiber. Try to avoid instant oatmeals since they usually contain excessive sugar, instead add your flavor enhancers like honey, fruit, milk, or nuts.
Although yogurt is already a healthy and fulfilling breakfast, Greek Yogurt is an even better option, significantly higher in calcium and protein. Similar to oatmeal, plain Greek yogurt is best if you add real fruits!
An outstanding source of vitamin D and protein, eggs have always been a healthy breakfast staple. One egg can provide 60% of your daily cholesterol, so if you have any related health issues, choose egg whites instead, since they contain no cholesterol!
If you are not gluten-sensitive, wheat germ is an excellent start to any day since it contains almost 15% of your daily vitamin E and 10% daily folate intake often used as a nutritious topping on oatmeal or yogurt.
Yes, believe it or not – Coffee can be healthy in moderation. Although not established as a health food or drink, your morning coffee comes crammed with antioxidants, and studies show it may help lower the risk of diabetes and even prostate cancer. Try to avoid overloading your coffee with cream and sugar and go for more natural sweeteners like stevia or honey.
While it’s not a meal replacement itself, obviously, a cup of coffee to get you going has the pep of all that sugar you didn’t consume and none of the calories. Grab a cup, get yourself into first gear and then follow up with protein.