Top 5 Healthiest Breakfast Foods
How we start our days off is essentially one of the biggest decisions we make in a day. Every day is a fresh start. This makes breakfast one of the most powerful meals we eat in a 24-hr span. Now in some cases we see that breakfast isn’t for everybody, but that’s for good reason in those cases. But in many cases, and here at Newport Home Health Agency, a healthy fresh start leads us to a healthy ending. Here are our top 5 healthiest breakfast foods that we’ve discovered and would like to share you today, thanks to and brought to you by www.healthline.com/nutrition .
- Eggs – Though high in cholesterol, eggs, for some reason, don’t raise cholesterol levels in most people. In fact, in other studies it was shown that eating eggs at breakfast increases the feeling of fullness which results in a decrease of calorie intake at the next meal. It aides in leveling out blood sugar and insulin levels.
- Greek Yogurt – If you’re one of those who skip breakfast in terms of “controlling your weight” you should try eating some Greek yogurt. Not only is it a splendid source of protein and has a higher thermic effect than both fat or carbs, but yogurt and other dairy products also increase levels of hormones that promotes you being full.
- Coffee – The caffeine in coffee has been found to increase metabolism rates and fat burning, increase of awareness and mental performances. Coffee is also a pure source of antioxidants, which helps reduce inflammation to a degree, and protects cells and blood vessels. It also helps reduce risk for diabetes and liver disease.
- Oatmeal – Oats are also rich in antioxidants, which in terms protect their fatty acids from being rancid. Oatmeal prepared with milk versus water increases the protein benefits making it a higher-protein breakfast. A bowl of oatmeal in the morning lowers cholesterol and also helps in the increase of feeling full.
- Nuts – All nuts are very high in magnesium, potassium, and heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. In one known case study, it was proved that actually replacing a portion of carbs with 2 ounces (56 grams) of nuts led to reducing blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Fun Fact : Eating only two Brazil nuts provides more than 100% of the recommended daily intake of selenium, which is a periodic element our bodies need to stay healthy in terms of DNA production and reproduction.