The Very Best Breakfast Foods
By Sara Butler
Breakfast has been called the most important meal of the day for a reason – it sets you up for your day. People who don’t eat breakfast tend to eat more later in the day. Think about it this way: Your body needs a certain amount of calories to function on a daily basis. If it doesn’t get these calories, then it will seek them out at some point during the day. That means you might find yourself grazing your way through your kitchen cabinets late at night. You may as well head that behavior off at the pass by having a good breakfast. Here are some of the best breakfast foods you can choose to help set you up for the day.
Oatmeal is a classic breakfast staple for a reason! The fiber in oatmeal is good for your heart and has been shown to lower cholesterol when eaten regularly. Oats also happen to be rich in potassium, omega-3 fatty acids, and folate – which are all very important to your health.
Now, any oats will be good oats, but you should try to avoid the flavored, pre-packaged variety since they have so much added sugar. If you have the time, the best oats are the steel-cut variety. You can sweeten them naturally with some honey or fruit, and throw in some nuts to add some texture.
Yogurt is good for you because the Greek variety is packed with protein to start your day off right. It also happens to have active live cultures, which are good for the little organisms that live in your gut and help you to break down the food you eat. The calcium in Greek yogurt is also a boon for your bones, plus this breakfast is quick, easy, and good for those on the go. It’s best to choose the plain variety and spice it up with a little fruit.
Bananas are nearly a perfect food! They have a ton of vitamins and minerals such as potassium that are incredibly good for you. Plus, they provide you with something called resistant start, a carbohydrate that is healthy and keeps you feeling full for longer. So, grab a banana on your way out the door and munch on it during your commute to set you up for your whole day!
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