You know the saying, “Breakfast is the most
important meal of the day?” Well it’s true! Studies show that people who
regularly eat breakfast are more successful when dieting, and are more
productive throughout the day. Children who eat breakfast are more likely to
have better grades and attendance in school too. The biggest obstacle is that
making breakfast can seem like a chore – but it doesn’t have to be! Breakfast
can be really simple, easy and salutary with the right ingredients.
Chia seeds are rapidly gaining popularity amongst
the masses because of their many health benefits. These seeds have fiber,
omega-3s, protein, and calcium, which is ideal in any health regimen. These
seeds can be eaten with oatmeal, yogurt, cereal or can even be added to your
juice, tea or coffee!
Blueberries are full of antioxidants and fiber,
which is a wonderful health booster! Blueberries can be eaten with cereal,
oatmeal and pancakes to give your breakfast extra flavor and nutrition.
Need a boost of protein in the
morning? Go nuts! Great breakfast nuts include walnuts, peanuts and almonds.
Simply sprinkling these on top of your oatmeal, in your cereal, or in your
yogurt will give you an extra boost of protein and help stabilize your blood
sugar, which will ultimately help to keep you awake and focused throughout the
Nut butters like almond, hazelnut, and
peanut butter are easy to spread on multigrain toast or to dip fruit into.
They’re full of healthy fats, proteins and phytochemicals that can even beat
Nonfat Greek yogurt is packed with
protein and can help regulate your digestive system. And – surprise! – it can
even fight bad breath by decreasing the amount of bacteria in the mouth. Greek
yogurt can be eaten alone, put into a smoothie, or combined with fruit to make
Cinnamon packs some serious punch for
being so simple to sprinkle on. Cinnamon is proven to lower blood sugar and
pressure levels, while also helping you keep your calorie count down (use it
instead of sugar!). Simply adding cinnamon to your cereal, oatmeal or French
toast can help get you morning started in the right direction.