Sunday, 29 June 2014
What to eat and drink for Breakfast?
Apparently the most important meal of the day.....Breakfast! So, I've put together a short post with a few breakfasts and their benefits, to help you make a simple choice when deciding what's best. They're all pretty popular choices, and you may well be eating them already, so let's take a look at them......
Eggs do often get a bad reputation, but they contain lots of essential nutrients, 13 in fact, including protein. Research has shown that a high-protein morning meal wards off unhealthy snacking later in the day.
I’ve done a short post about coffee and its benefits in the past, and here it is again. This essential morning ‘get-me-up’ is packed with antioxidants. In moderate amounts coffee has shown to have heart benefits and may slow cognitive decline. It may also ward off some cancers, including basal cell carcinoma, the most common cancer in the world, and protect you from type 2 diabetes. Coffee-Break anyone!?
A medium banana is rich in fibre, vitamin C and potassium, which you don't often get in the typical American diet without a heavy dose of salt. A medium banana has 422 milligrams of potassium and no sodium. This combination can help control blood pressure.
A great source of vitamin C and potassium. Also high in fibre to help you feel fuller longer. A 2006 study found that making half a grapefruit your "appetizer" of sorts can speed up weight loss.
Greek yogurt is a great source of protein. It's also a great source of calcium. Just stay away from the flavoured varieties. It's diluted with added sugars. Instead, opt for low-fat plain and sweeten with fresh fruit.