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I can’t believe it’s not breakfast

Eating well is essential in maintaining our productivity and concentration levels. Apart from the obvious benefits of eating a healthy breakfast, there is also the fact that by doing so, you are improving your long-term health. Here are some of the best foods you can eat to start your day on the right foot.

Eggs

Eggs are healthy and delicious. Also they give you a feeling of fullness, reducing your calorie intake during the day. They also contribute well to health as they are important for the brain, eyes and a healthy liver.

Greek yoghurt

Apart from being delicious and nourishing, it is also high in protein. This is beneficial because it reduces hunger craves. It can also be combined with other food such as fruit, creating a delightful and tasty combination.

Oatmeal

Apart from the feeling of fullness, it is also a good fighter against high cholesterol levels.

Chia seeds

They are high in nutrition and one of the best sources of fibre. Their downside comes from the fact that it is low in protein.

Berries

Berries pack antioxidants called anthocyanins, which protect your heart and may help you age better. They are high in fibre and low in sugar when compared to other fruits. They are also beneficial for the heart and to fight against cholesterol.

Nuts

Nuts are complementary to your breakfast, containing great taste and nutritious properties, coupled with the fact that they help prevent weight gain. They also contribute against heart disease. All types of nuts are also high in protein, magnesium, potassium and heart-healthy monounsaturated fat.

Fruit

Different types of fruit contain vitamins, potassium, fibre and are relatively low in calories. One cup of chopped fruit provides about 80–130 calories, depending on which type.

Citrus fruits are very high in vitamin C. In fact, one large orange provides more than 100% of the recommended daily intake for vitamin C.

Fruit is also very filling due to its high fibre and water contents.

“I feel better all day if I start off by eating healthy. Breakfast is simple: multigrain toast with natural peanut butter, oatmeal, yogurt, fruit, or healthy cereal.” Natalie Morales

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