We’ve all heard that infamous saying about breakfast being the most important meal of the day. But, despite the superlative idiom, many of us skip this important morning meal.
Whether you have to get your kids ready for school, or you have to rush out the door to work, breakfast really is an important meal to keep us energized throughout the day. Even though mornings may be a time of hustle and bustle, don’t forget to grab some of these quick and healthy breakfast superfoods:
Although eggs often times get a bad rap, they contain over 10 essential nutrients that can keep our bodies functioning throughout the entire day. Eggs are also a good source of protein that we require after a full night of sleep. Dietician Susan Mitchell, PhD, states that “A minimum of eight to 10 grams of protein and preferably 20 to 25 not only provides satiety, but helps maintain muscle mass over time.”
Whether you enjoy them tangy and green or completely ripe, bananas are a great source of nutrients that can help keep your digestive system functioning effectively. Bananas are a quick and easy breakfast to grab on the go. Even if you have little to no time in the morning, a banana is a perfect food on the go. Dietician Julie Upton states, “A medium banana has 422 milligrams of potassium and no sodium. That combination helps control blood pressure. We need to shift that by eating foods more high in potassium.”
Yes, that’s right, your favorite morning beverage is a breakfast superfood! Although too much caffeine is unhealthy and can give you the shakes, coffee can help to decrease cognitive degeneration. Regular coffee consumption can also provide some heart benefits. Upton states, “[coffee] may also ward off some cancers, including basal cell carcinoma, the most common cancer in the world, and protect you from type 2 diabetes.”
This delicious breakfast food works well in conjunction with fruit or bran. Greek yogurt is not only a great source of protein, but it also provides some much needed morning calcium. Although Greek yogurt is a breakfast superfood, try to avoid the kind that is high in sugar or artificial sweeteners as those can be unhealthy.
With these breakfast superfoods, you will have no excuse to ignore your mom’s advice anymore. Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but by adding these great powerhouse foods, you don’t have to sacrifice time or taste.
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