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postheadericon Breakfast Benefits – Reasons Why You Need to Eat a Healthy Breakfast

Breakfast - Start Your Day Off Right!

Breakfast – Start Your Day Off Right!

Breakfast Benefits

If you eat a healthy breakfast each and every day, you can expect to receive some, or even all of the following benefits! 1. More energy throughout the day. 2. Improved concentration for school/work. 3. Lower cholesterol levels. 4. Helps manage your weight. 5. Can reduce the risk of heart disease. 6. Increases your metabolic rate. 7. Helps lower your blood pressure. 8. Helps prevent obesity. Don’t make excuses! Many people tend to not eat a nutritious breakfast, or even any breakfast at all, because they are — too busy, too tired, don’t have enough time, not hungry, consider eating breakfast not important or simply don’t know how to make a healthy breakfast. If you find that you are not eating a healthy breakfast please consider the above reasons for why you should. If you need help or guidance, feel free to contact me and I will offer some advice in hopes that you will do whatever it takes to make sure you start eating breakfast -which truly is the most important meal of the day, and for many reasons! This is essentially why I made this website. To hlep people make healthy food choices when it comes to breakfast… Good Luck!

Nutritional Benefits

Fiber

–Eating breakfast can give your body the fiber it needs to get a healthy start to your day! Oatmealoffers lots of fiber.

Carbohydrates

–Eating carbohydrates for breakfast gives your brain the fuel it needs to start the day off right. Try a bowl of oatmealand some toast.

Protein

–Eating protein provides your body with a lot of the essential amino acids it needs to function properly. Try eating a couple of scrambled eggs, which are a good source of protein.

Fats

–Add some avocado to your scrambled eggs for some healthy fats, yum!

Vitamins

–Add a glass of orange juice or eat a couple of oranges for a good dose of vitamin c for breakfast.

Minerals

 

postheadericon What Can I Eat? – Should be Rephrased to What Should You Eat!

What Can I Eat?

What Can I Eat? There are lots of healthy choices!

What Can I Eat?

So how many times have you found yourself standing in front of the refrigerator or pantry thinking, “what can I eat”? Maybe there’s not much in there because it’s time for a trip to the store. Or maybe you’re starting to get tired of eating the same ol’ thing and are looking for something new to eat. Or maybe… your body is telling you that it’s time to find a few new foods that are deemed healthy and nutritious to eat. Just maybe your body is speaking to you, telling you that it wants you to choose a few foods that can help you feel energized and feeling good throughout the entire day.

Food

Eating food is necessary to live, we all know this. But eating healthy food is essential if you want to give your body the necessary nutrients it needs to function properly. Unfortunately, we live in a society of fast and convenient foods. A society where food is something that is viewed as more of a product rather than a real, wholesome food that we need to eat to keep ourselves fit and strong. Fortunately, the truth about our current food systemis finally beginning to come out, informing us on all the extreme wrongs that are taking place in every single aspect of how food is brought to our table.

Food Choices

Try to make a conscience decision every single day when it comes to choosing the foods you’re going to eat. When you’re deciding on what your next meal is going to be and find yourself asking the ‘what can I eat?’ question, stop for a minute and think, ‘should I eat this food?’ ‘why am I eating this food?’ ‘is this food good for me?’ So, maybe the original question, ‘what can I eat?’ should be turned into ‘what shouldI eat?’.

Healthy Food Choices

FruitOatmealScrambled Eggs with Tofu • Whole Grain Pancakes or Waffles • Yogurt • Cereal – Grape Nuts

 

postheadericon Oatmeal – A Delicious Hot Cereal with Lots of Nutrition (Lactose Intolerant)

Oatmeal – Makes a Healthy Breakfast!

Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a delicious hot cereal that is definitely one of my all-time favorite breakfast foods. (I occasionally eat oatmeal as a late-night snack, too!) Oatmeal is a great option for a wholesome, nutritious breakfast meal. I remember when my mom served me oatmeal as a kid on a cold winters day, I was so happy and content! And to this day I can still say that oatmeal still gives me with that feeling of comfort one gets from eating their favorite comfort food… Although cold cereal is one of the most popular breakfast meals, you should definitely consider eating a delicious hot cereal from time to time.

Oatmeal Benefits

Why should you eat oatmeal? A few really great health benefits… 1. Whole-Grains are good for you! 2. Helps to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol. 3. Anti-oxidants have anti-inflammatory properties. 4. High dietary fiber content. 5. High amounts of thiamin, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, selenium, and manganese.

Oatmeal Recipes

I like to keep it simple. I make my quick oats and then sprinkle a little brown sugar on top. Sometimes I’ll add chia seeds or flax seeds for some extra nutrition. Since there are a few different types of oatmeal, be sure to experiment so you are able to figure out which one is your favorite. Types of Oatmeal –Steel Cut, Rolled, Quick-Cooking, Old-Fashioned, Instant Oatmeal Topping or Add-In Ideas –your favorite fruit –peanut butter –cinnamon, brown sugar, sugar substitutes –raisins, flax seeds, chia seeds–yogurt (omit if you’re lactose-intolerant) Oatmeal is my favorite hot cereal that leaves me feeling full, which is partly due to the high fiber content as well as the 2 pieces of whole wheat or whole grain toast I eat with it every single time.

Oatmeal Ingredients

Be sure to buy a brand where the only ingredient is oatmeal. Most brands try to pull you in by adding flavors, but all you’re getting is about 20 ingredients that really have no health benefits to them. Instead of buying ‘blueberry-flavored oatmeal’, simply buy some fresh blueberries and add them to your oatmeal.