5 Ingredients for a Healthy Breakfast
A filling and nutritious breakfast is key to start your day well. Choosing your breakfast ingredients wisely can boost your health in more ways than you can imagine.
Here are five amazing, healthy foods to include in your breakfast. Bring more variety and nutrition to your healthy breakfast every week – one ingredient each day.
Rich in fibres, proteins and minerals, oats keep you feeling full for longer. That’s a good enough reason to eat them for breakfast. You won’t snack on unhealthy foods before lunchtime.
Oats lower bad cholesterol, prevent constipation, control blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of breast and ovarian cancer.
To make a savoury oat breakfast, you can add spices, dry herbs, vegetables and sprouts while cooking. Otherwise, just chop some fresh fruits like apple, banana, strawberries or sapota and add them to your bowl.
Each of these little protein packets provide more than 6 grams of protein. This helps to rebuild muscle, repair tissues and other wear and tear in your body. It also keeps you energetic and feeling full.
Eggs are rich in minerals. Eating eggs benefits your memory and vision. In case you are doubtful about your cholesterol levels, have only egg-whites for breakfast.
You can cook eggs in a variety of ways: omelette, scrambled eggs, fried eggs or boiled egg salad. Use less oil, even if it is olive oil. Season the eggs with dried herbs along with salt and pepper powder.
You need carbohydrates to start your day with energy. So include whole-wheat bread, wraps or pasta with veggies, eggs or lean meat such as chicken in your breakfast.
Whole grains, in general, provide several health benefits. They help to control weight, blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Risks of stroke, colorectal cancer and dental problems are reduced.
Serve sprouts cooked with tomatoes, onions and spices along with two slices of whole-wheat bread for breakfast.
The nutritional content of sprouted beans and grains is more readily available to your body due to the sprouting process. Their protein content enhances your immune system.
Sprouts are high in proteins, minerals and vitamins. They make your body more alkaline and thus help to prevent diseases like cancer that are related to acidity. The fiber content in sprouts is important for weight management.
Traditional Indian breakfast items such as idli, dosa, sambar, poha and upma are tasty and healthy breakfast options. They provide carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals. In short, they provide complete nutrition.
Bacon, roasted potatoes, grilled tomatoes and baked beans with whole-wheat bread are also good for health. However, when cooking traditional breakfast items, you can reduce the quantities of oil, butter, cheese, salt and red chilli. Also ensure that you are physically active on days when you have a particularly heavy breakfast.