Breakfast is truly the most important meal of the day. Eating a healthy breakfast will give you energy for the day ahead. Eating breakfast will also make you less hungry throughout the day, and is therefore a necessary component of any successful diet.
A smoothie can be a refreshing and filling breakfast, especially when you add protein powder to the mix. To make a smoothie, blend together your favorite fruit, non-fat milk and protein powder. Sweeten the smoothie with honey, if necessary, and add nuts for even more protein.
Use real, slow-cooked oats, rather than instant oats in order to maximize their nutritional benefits. Add berries or nuts to your oatmeal for additional nutrition and taste.
The healthiest way to eat eggs is to only eat the whites. Mix vegetables such as tomatoes, onions and peppers into your omelet for added nutritional benefits.
Many people start their mornings with a glass of juice. However, most drinks are filled with unnecessary calories. Instead, consume freshly-squeezed juices that do not contain additional sugar.
Instead of eating cereals and bread made with refined flour, opt for whole-grain flour. In addition to consuming fewer calories, according to Whole Grains Council, you will also reduce your risk of asthma, inflammatory disease, colorectal cancer, gum disease and tooth loss. In addition, eating more whole grains will improve the health of your carotid arteries and your blood pressure.
References and ResourcesOprah Winfrey's Seven Day Diet Analyzed
Healthy Breakfast: Quick, Flexible Options
Whole Grain Benefits