People strive for a healthy living in these times but lack the minor important things about living a healthy life. Healthy living is not “choosing to start a diet” from tomorrow, it’s the “change in diet”.
One initiative to start writing about Healthy Living is to provide people the right information about healthy, organic lifestyle.
Today we talk about 10 breakfast tips to start a healthy day
There are reasons why people say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In fact, there are a number of reasons why you shouldn’t skip breakfast in the morning.
- It helps you lose weight
- It is brain food
- It is good for your heart
- It makes you feel good
10 healthy breakfast tips
It’s fairly obvious why they say that breakfast is the most important meal, because these studies have shown that it is; making it a healthy breakfast is even more important. Eating doughnuts or a Danish and calling it breakfast isn’t quite what the researchers had in mind when they conducted their studies on breakfast eaters.
So how do you eat a healthy breakfast? The following are 10 tips to help make your first meal of the day both healthy and enjoyable.
1. Be prepared
If you just reach for the first thing in the fridge or cupboard during the morning breakfast rush, you’ll probably grab something quick but not particularly healthy most of the time. If you plan your breakfast ingredients ahead of time though (say the evening before), you can be sure of eating healthy as well as fast.
2. Eat healthy foods
Avoid breakfast cereals that are high in sugar and instead choose healthy breakfast options such as muesli, oatmeal, yoghurt, low-fat milk, fresh fruit and whole grain breads.
3. Suck down a smoothie
Smoothies are a good way to get your breakfast nutrition in a great-tasting shake, especially when you don’t have a lot of time in the morning. Just throw some ice, fruit and juice or low-fat yoghurt into the blender and away you go.
4. Prepare your own coffee
Many people grab a coffee on their way to work, but some of those fancy brews contain a lot of unwanted calories. If you’re a coffee drinker, make your own in the morning and preferably make it black with no sugar, as one cup of black coffee contains no fat and almost no calories.
5. Crack an egg
The jury’s still out on whether eggs are very good or bad for us, but in the meantime they’re a quick and easy occasional breakfast solution. They’re an instant source of high quality protein and, while the yokes are higher in cholesterol than the whites, they also contain necessary nutrients such as zinc, iron, Vitamins A, B and D, lutein and choline.
6. Make it an occasion
Family members are more likely to skip breakfast if it’s not part of the normal routine. If you can get everyone to sit down at the table for breakfast just as they would for dinner, then you have a better chance of ensuring they eat breakfast and that it’s reasonably healthy as well.
7. Substitute the cereal
For a different way to get your breakfast fibre, substitute the bowl of cereal for a bowl of brown rice instead. Cooked the night before and with some added honey, raisins, apple and cinnamon, it’ll give you the fibre you need plus Vitamin B and a whole new breakfast taste sensation.
8. Substitute the fat
If you’re one of those people who believes in breakfast but has to make it a ‘big breakfast’ (bacon, eggs, sausage etc), check out the vegetarian section at the supermarket. There are a surprising number of meat substitutes available these days (i.e. soy bacon and sausages) that will give you that protein hit without the saturated fats.
9. Put it in a sandwich
While sandwiches and wraps are not normally regarded as traditional breakfast foods, if time is of the essence rather than going without breakfast try making it portable. Low-fat cheese, lean meat and salad in a sandwich are all good healthy ways to get your nutrient start for the day.
10. Get up earlier
If you find you don’t eat breakfast because you don’t have time, there’s a simple solution – get up a bit earlier. It doesn’t have to be the crack of dawn either. Just ten or fifteen minutes earlier than normal will give you all the time you need to sit down and enjoy a healthy breakfast. If science were to invent a pill that would help us lose weight, improve our minds, lift our spirits and lower our risk of heart disease, we’d all take it once a day without hesitation.
Yet when it comes to eating a healthy breakfast (which can do all of those things and more), some of us still find every excuse under the sun not to do it.
Hopefully this article has provided non-believers with some new inspiration and helped them to understand that breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day.