WHAT CONSTITUTES A HEALTHY BREAKFAST?
What constitutes a healthy breakfast?
Surely by now, everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Your morning ritual should give you the energy and strength for a full, active day. That is why it is essential to carefully select the food you eat in the morning. After all, this is the fuel that keeps your precious body running. That is, at least until lunch. To stay fresh and alert and to maintain a feeling of satiety, a balanced breakfast is a must. Nothing as annoying as having to quiet your loudly rumbling stomach during a meeting at around 10 o'clock or to give in to the sugar-rich treat of a colleague because of a nasty sugar low. But which foods should you choose for breakfast in order to avoid such situations?
Grains and pseudo-grains
Grains such as oats and wheat and pseudo-grains such as buckwheat and quinoa are a source of complex carbohydrates. During a slow digestion process, they release their energy little by little, which makes them the ideal energy source to keep your body active and energetic for several hours. In addition to those valuable slow carbohydrates, unprocessed grains and pseudo-grains also contain a considerable percentage of proteins, important for the building processes in our muscles, hormones, and connective tissues ...And finally, they contain a large amount of fibers, which together with the proteins give us a full and satisfied feeling.
Nuts and seeds
Nuts and seeds are sources of healthy, unsaturated fats of which omega-3 is probably the best known. Fats have long had a bad reputation, but in the meantime it has been shown that the healthy omega-3 protects our body against cardiovascular diseases, that it has an anti-inflammatory effect and also reduces the risk of depression. The vegetable sources of omega-3 par excellence are walnuts and flaxseed.
In addition to healthy fats, nuts and seeds also provide lots of fibers. In this respect, flaxseed is again in a class of it's own. This makes it an ideal weapon for those seeking a smoother intestinal transit. Finally, nuts and seeds also provide lots of proteins: about 20% of their mass consists of proteins. This is why they are an indispensable part of a healthy diet for vegetarians and vegans.
To avoid sugar lows and cravings, it is best to stay away from quick sugars. However, taking a small amount of quick sugars with your breakfast can't hurt. It can give you the necessary boost to get started. Fruit is the best choice in this respect. In addition to the fruit sugars, you also take in water, fiber, vitamins and minerals. This makes fruit much healthier and more filling than any other source of sugar.
Yogurt and milk
In addition to the proteins and calcium provided by nuts, seeds and oats, natural yogurt or milk can be additional sources of these nutrients. In addition, these dairy products also contain a lot of water, which contributes to a satisfied feeling.
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