Breakfast Foods You Should Be Eating

coffeeYou’ve probably heard a lot about the things you shouldn’t eat in the morning, but what about the foods you should eat in the morning? Starting your day off right with great nutrition can have a huge impact on your overall health. Here are a few foods you should try to incorporate into your mornings!

Eggs

Eggs are powerhouses of nutrition. They are low in calories but high in protein. This means they will help you to feel fuller for longer and they’ll help you to maintain blood sugar levels throughout your morning.

Egg yolks also have lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants to help keep your eye health. They are also packed with choline, which helps support the health of your brain and liver. So add some eggs to your breakfast rotation!

Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt has found some popularity over the past several years and for good reason. It’s a great source of protein, plus it’s creamy and filling. When you eat protein for breakfast it will reduce your hunger throughout the rest of the day.

Yogurt also has probiotics, which is good for the bacteria that live in your gut. You can also throw in some berries to give it a little more vitamins, fiber, and minerals.

Coffee

Caffeine addicts, rejoice! Coffee is a great way to start your day because the caffeine gives you a mood boost, makes you a bit more alert and improves your mental performance. Caffeine also helps to give your metabolism a boost for the day, and that’s never a bad thing!

Oatmeal

There’s a reason why oatmeal is a breakfast staple – it sticks with you. The fiber not only helps you to feel fuller for longer, it also can help to lower your cholesterol. Oats also happen to contain antioxidants, which help to protect your heart health. Just be careful if you have celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity and steer clear of oats because they can’t be certified gluten-free.

Berries

Berries are fabulous! Blueberries, strawberries, blackberries and raspberries all are lower in sugar than other fruits and higher in fiber. Plus, they’re relatively low in calories for the sweetness they provide.

Berries are also known as a food that helps to combat inflammation and also protect your blood vessels. So, throw some berries into your breakfast.

Eating right doesn’t have to be bad. Incorporate some of these foods into your breakfast for a boost!

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