Here are a few tips for you to eat the breakfast of champions
and start your day off in the best way.
Too much sugar in the morning can make you crash before lunch
and crave sweets throughout the day.
Instead of pouring a bowl of your favorite sugary cereal
use fruit, aka nature’s candy, to naturally sweeten your breakfast.
The natural sugars will satisfy your sweet tooth without leaving you feeling sluggish.
Focus on a well-rounded breakfast that includes
fruit, vegetables, whole grains and a bit of dairy.
The best way to do this is to combine servings into simple recipes
such as oatmeal with different types of fruit, or toast topped off with tasty greens.
Not only does fiber lower cholesterol and promote healthy digestion
it also makes you feel fuller longer.
Kickstart your day with a little bit of fiber in the form of
avocado toast, blackberries, bran flakes or whole-grain oatmeal.
Any of these delicious options will help your body function at its peak.
Carbs are essential to helping you feel full, but refined flours
which make up white breads, add little nutritional value.
Go ahead and have that bagel or that waffle
but choose a whole-grain version instead
to make sure you’re getting the nutrients and vitamins you need.
Like fiber, protein keeps you feeling fuller longer.
It’s also essential if you’re planning to get a morning workout
since it helps refuel your body’s natural energy.
Good sources of protein include nuts, peanut butter and eggs.
If you’re craving some Canadian bacon or sausage — go for it
as long as it’s lean and low in fat.
That morning cup of coffee might wake you up
but if you’re having more than one a day it could also be dehydrating you.
To maintain healthy skin and high levels of energy throughout the day
start your morning off with a glass of water as soon as you wake up.
It’ll keep you hydrated
even if you do end up in that Starbucks line before class or work.