For Long-term Health Benefits- The Best Foods to Eat in the Morning (Part 2)

The Part 1 of the series had a list of few foods to include in your daily breakfast plans. Now let’s continue and read on to few more of these benefitting foods...

To know more, let’s continue to read:

1. Nuts

Nutritious, tasty and satisfying, nuts are filling and prevent gaining weight. Though they are high in calories, the portions need to be limited which will then help you benefit.  Nuts improve risk factors of heart disease, bring down inflammation and decrease insulin resistance. Some nutrients they have an abundance of are, magnesium, potassium and monounsaturated fats. They are also known to cure diabetes – they lead to reduced blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

2. Green Tea

Green tea is a healthy beverage which contains caffeine and caffeine is known to improve alertness and raise metabolic rate. EGCG an antioxidant present in green tea is known to guard the brain, nervous system and heart from harm.

3. Protein Shake

A healthy way to start your day is with protein shakes or smoothies. There are many varieties of proteins like whey, egg, soy and pea protein. The fastest body absorbable protein is whey. Protein is known to reduce appetite and keeps you feel full for long and also reduces calorie intake in the following meals. During weight loss, proteins help conserve muscle mass and lowers the level of blood sugar. Adding fruits, greens or seeds to the protein shake will provide you with added, much-needed fibres and antioxidants.

4. Fruits

Fruits provide nourishment and are delicious to include for breakfast. Fruits contain vitamins, potassium, fibre and low calories. Fruits are filling due to the fibre and water content.

5. Flaxseeds

Flaxseeds keep you full for long hours due to the presence of viscous fibre. These seeds also decrease blood sugar levels, provide protection against breast cancer and improve insulin sensitivity. They also contain protein and fibre.

Whole flaxseeds cannot be absorbed by the gut and they will pass through easily from your system and its benefits cannot be felt. Therefore, powdered or ground flaxseeds which can be made by you should be used for maximum benefits.

7. Cottage Cheese

Cottage cheese or Paneer is high in protein and this improves metabolism, keeps you full and reduces hunger. Combined with fruits, this makes for a nourishing, complete meal.

And now it is time to spring to action

As you have read and understood in the 2-part article series, breakfast is an important meal and keeps you going through the day. The foods mentioned in this list are simple and readily available and easily accessible.

So what are you waiting for? Start fuelling your body with the right nutrition and healthy options.


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