3 Healthy Foods to Add to Your Breakfast Starting Now
By Genevieve Cunningham
Beginning the morning with a healthy breakfast is an excellent way to start your day off on the right foot. It fuels your body with a blast of healthy nutrients, boosts energy, and tastes good, too! But for many people, a healthy breakfast just seems like so much trouble. You feel like you don't have the time to worry with what's on your plate. If this is you, there's good news on the horizon. Eating a healthy breakfast can be easy. If you're interested in eating healthier every day, take a look at these easy and healthy additions to your breakfast.
Berries are great for two reasons. For one, they're delicious! Blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries. Take your pick! Their juicy, sweet flavor adds a tasty component to almost any breakfast. They go especially well with oatmeal, granola, or even as a side to traditional eggs and toast. But besides their tasty flavor, they're also incredibly healthy. Berries are full of various vitamins and nutrients, as well as antioxidants that help keep you healthy on a cellular level. And of course, they're so easy. Grab a handful, rinse, and enjoy.
Tomatoes aren't for everyone. Many are opposed to their acidic, slightly tart flavor, and that's OK. But if you like tomatoes, they're an excellent breakfast item. They're full of Vitamin C, which means you'll be boosting your immune system first thing in the morning. If you need extreme ease, just buy the small cherry or grape tomatoes. Then you can rinse and eat. If you're already preparing food anyway, you can buy a regular tomato, slice it up, and treat it as a fresh and healthy side.
Most people don't associate leafy greens with breakfast, but they're a really great way to start your day. Leafy greens -- think spinach or kale -- are full of Vitamin C, fiber, and even iron and protein. They can help boost your immune system, stimulate digestion, and all with very few calories. So how do you add these to breakfast? The easiest way is to chop them up very small and cook the into an omelette. But any opportunity to sneak them into your breakfast is a good way to start your day.
If you're going to eat breakfast, you may as well make it as healthy as possible. It helps set the tone, and a good breakfast feels good! Use these foods as a solid, healthy starting point. With the right choices, you can fuel your body well and still enjoy the flavor every morning for a better day all day long.
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