Options that could give your body a light but power-packed start to the day
Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day, but what's more important is what you have for it. Although that greasy bacon, maple-syrup soaked pancakes are just delicious, that excess sugar and fat will make you as ready as a sloth for the day ahead.
So, here are 10 energizing options that could give your body a light but power-packed start to the day (and still bring that awesome twist of flavor).
Rich in vitamins, fiber, potassium and water content, fruits such as oranges also provide all the vitamin C you need per day to boost your immune systems.
Packed with antioxidants, berries such as raspberries, strawberries and blueberries, are low in calories, reduce the blood's cholesterol levels and contain anthocyanins, which improve the heart's functions and slower aging in the body's cells.
Yummy, versatile and protein-rich, it helps with blood-sugar levels and reduces heart disease. Antioxidants in egg-yolk, called lutein and zeaxanthin help prevent eye problems such as cataracts, while its choline content promotes better liver and brain health.
Creamy yet calcium-rich, its probiotic goodness keeps your gut healthy and balanced while its conjugated linoleic acid increases metabolism, reduces the risk of breast cancer and cools the body down overall.
Rich in protein, it also promotes metabolism and reduces frequent ‘hunger pangs' caused by the hormone ghrelin. Would go perfectly with some crispy toast and eggs.
This crunchy goodness, possesses the needed essential oils, decreases inflammation, promotes blood-sugar control, rich in magnesium and potassium, it is very healthy for the heart.
For cereal lovers out there, the special fibre in oats called beta-glucan helps reduce cholesterol, fills you up faster, decreases blood pressure and is perfectly safe for those who are gluten-sensitive.
As one of the healthiest drinks out there, it facilitates concentration, controls mood-swings, helps fight diabetes and its hormone EGCG can help protect the nervous system and heart.
Coming in many forms from whey, soy and egg, it helps reduce those uncontrollable hunger pangs, balances blood sugar levels and promotes metabolism.
The caffeine from your classic morning cuppa' jo, is said to improve the brain's performance, by increasing alertness, improving moods, burning fat, protecting cell-lining and reducing the chances of liver disease.
Forget boring breakfasts and get creative! Try some Greek yogurt oats, a very-berry omelette or a nutty protein shake. A unique (and healthy) breakfast will be what you look forward to the most, each morning.