What is a Healthy Breakfast?

Feb 25, 2010
Numerous studies show that eating breakfast is good for your health and for weight loss. Breakfast helps you to feel more energetic, mentally sharp and keeps you fit.

Why is breakfast important?

Studies say that people, who skip breakfast, tend to overeat later during the day. Healthy breakfast enhances metabolism in the body and your activity. Besides, eating your breakfast helps you feel fuller and prevents eating more throughout the day, which is important for maintaining healthy weight.

 It also matters what you eat to stay fit and healthy. What are the best breakfast foods for your health?

Eggs for breakfast are perfect if you want to feel full longer and more energetic and lose weight. People, who eat eggs for breakfast, consumed fewer calories during the day. Besides, eggs are low calorie food, containing only 70 calories per egg.  Eggs are a great source of high-quality protein, various vitamins and minerals. Studies show that eating eggs for breakfast can help you lose 65 percent more weight and keep your energy level at high level.

Cereals, especially whole-grain breakfast cereals, are a good start of the day for al family members. Cereals that contain oats, rye or wheat are known to have numerous health benefits. Whole-grain cereals or bread are rich in fiber, antioxidants, folic acid and other vitamins and minerals. Eating cereals can help to lower blood pressure and reduce bad cholesterol level, preventing the risk of heart failure. Breakfast that consists of muesli has a low Glycaemic Index(GI), which is ideal for your optimal performance. The foods with low GI, such as whole grain foods, break down slower during digestion, which makes you feel full and provide energy longer than foods with high GI, like white bread, white rice and others.

Drinking milk for breakfast is another good way to cut calories at lunch if want to lose weight. The recent study revealed that people, who drank milk for breakfast reported about better feeling of satiety and at fewer calories at lunch. Milk is one of the great fods to keep you feel full, which plays an important role in weight management.  Milk is best to eat with cereals in the morning to give you additional energy boost.

It is also important to eat variety of foods at breakfast, including a bowl of cereals, banana and milk or yoghurt to improve your mental performance. Variety is a key to better health and optimal mental and physical functioning. This especially refers to mental health, because mental performance is largely affected by the absorption of a wide range of nutrients. Specialists also recommend including seeds, fruits, baked beans, cheese and other foods from main groups to your breakfast to increase its nutritional value.