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The post below is contributed by Angelita Williams, who writes on many topics, but specializes in content relating to online courses. She welcomes your comments at her email Id: angelita.williams7 at gmail dot com.
4 Healthy Breakfast Foods You Should Eat Everyday
Studies have proven that eating a well-balanced meal every morning can help dieters lose weight—at the very least maintain a “healthy “size. The reason is simple: eating a nutritious meal to jump start your day will help prevent you from over eating at your next meal or from making poor food choices throughout the day. Getting an adequate amount of “fuel” in the a.m. also helps keep your glycogen levels up, which helps promote alertness and concentration—traits you need to tackle you day. But not all breakfast foods should be treated the same. What’s considered a “balanced” breakfast? Foods that help optimize all aspects of your health. That said, to learn some breakfast foods you should consider including in your diet every day, continue reading below.
Low Fat Yogurt
Low fat yogurt is an acquired taste for most, but its “live and active cultures” is what makes it an excellent breakfast choice for several reasons. It’s Robyn’s favorite snack. The first is that it’s filled with probiotics—”good” bacteria that helps regulate your digestive system, help boost your immunity, and increases your body’s ability to absorb nutrients from other foods. It’s also an excellent source of calcium and protein and is generally low in calories—however be cautious of sugar. Aim for 12 grams of sugar or less for every 6 oz cup (most Greek varieties are naturally lower). As a bonus, some studies say that yogurt can make you feel fuller, longer. And you can make it yourself!
No matter if you prefer blueberries, strawberries, or blackberries, all are extremely beneficial to your health since they’re high in antioxidants—nutrients that can help protect your body from free radicals that can cause illnesses and other diseases, even cancer. They’re also extremely high in vitamin c, which promotes a stronger immunity and helps reduce signs of aging and arthritis. Most importantly vitamin c helps lower levels of cortisol, a stress hormone that makes people crave salty and sweet foods which can do damage to the waist line. Research shows that blueberries in particular are notorious belly fat blasters due to their high levels of phytochemicals.
Whole grain toast, waffles, bagels, and English muffins (hold the butter, cream cheese and jelly), as well as whole grain oat meal and fortified whole grain cereal (eaten with low fat or skim milk) are excellent breakfast foods. Not only do they keep your mind sharp since then aid in memory, but they also help boost metabolism—which means it’s easier to burn fat. They too keep you fuller for an extended period of time.
The Grape Fruit Diet might’ve lost its popularity, but grape fruits are still iconic for being great metabolism kick-starters. Similar to blueberries they are also high in vitamin c, but they also promote lower cholesterol, healthier bladders and also regulate digestion.
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