All breakfasts are not created equal. Some are simply better than others. But what makes a good breakfast anyway? Well, for starters it needs to be highly nutritious (after all, it is the MOST IMPORTANT meal of the day). However, many of us simply go for the most convenient option, without giving any consideration whatsoever to nutritional value. So, while some breakfast options might sound great, they could in fact not really be all they are cracked up to be. Read on to see what the best breakfast options are.
Many breakfast meals we would consider as healthy, are actually high in sugar and additional kilojoules, which can leave you wanting more later in the day. By eating the right breakfast, you’re less likely to snack on unhealthy treats, and will also feel more satisfied.
One of the most comforting breakfasts you can have on a cold winter’s day. Oatmeal is a great source of soluble fiber, which helps to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. It’s also high in various vitamins and minerals, while being low in saturated fats. It is one of the best options for breakfast, and you can even tailor it to your liking with fresh fruits, nuts, and a drizzle of honey.
A bowl of fruit
A bowl of chopped fruit might be a convenient meal to eat in the morning. But while fruits are nutritious (fruits are high in fiber and antioxidants), it’s easy to overconsume the recommended daily amount of fruits we’re supposed to stick to – which means you could be consuming much more sugar than you should. Rather opt for a piece of fruit as a snack, instead of eating an entire bowl as a complete meal.
Toast with egg and avocado
If a bowl of oatmeal is not suited for a summer’s day, then you should definitely go for avocado, toast and eggs. Choose wholegrain toast for added fiber; this will also sustain you for longer throughout the day. The high-in-protein eggs, together with avocados that are high in healthy fats, contribute to satiety, and helps with glucose regulation.
Yoghurt might seem like a healthy option, but if you’re having it on its own, you are missing out on essential nutrients. While yoghurt does provide you with calcium and a good dose of probiotics, it doesn’t contain any fiber. So, to make it a worthwhile breakfast, add a handful of chopped fruits and nuts – this will provide you with additional fiber, vitamins, and healthy fats.