• Never skip your breakfast. A great deal of studies were carried out to show that skipping breakfast does not bring to anything good, especially for those people who want to lower the calorie intake. At the same time, according to the latest estimations, about 56 percent of people do skip their breakfast regularly. Remember that a good breakfast helps you kick the metabolism into gear, improve your creativity and ability to focus, as well as even consume fewer calories during the day.
  • breakfastAvoid having meat for breakfast. Various types of ham, bacon or sausages are overfilled with dangerous ingredients like trans-fats and others. Therefore, a meat-free breakfast can be a healthier solution to start your day with.
  • Use alternative sources of proteins for your breakfast. Those can be, for example, a handful of nuts, 1-2 eggs, plain yogurt or Greek cheese, and so on. Remember that your body needs proteins for producing more energy, therefore use healthy sources of proteins.
  • Do not forget about fiber. Fiber is one of the most important and the greatest elements of out diet as it takes our body quite a good time to digest it, that is why we feel full much longer after eating foods rich in fiber. Adding to your breakfast such meals as porridge, oatmeal, whole wheat bread, bagels and so on will help you reduce your calorie intake.
  • a healthy breakfastAdd healthy Omega-3 sources to your breakfast. We all have to remember about consuming the foods rich in healthy fats, which play a role in reducing our LDL cholesterol levels and preventing serious cardiovascular diseases, reduce inflammation and assist in boosting our mood. Use the following ideas for enhancing your breakfast with Omega-3 acids: add some flaxseed to your salad or yogurt, or use a small piece of salmon or other fish.
  • Use a serving of fruit and veggies for your breakfast. There are no better natural sources of vitamins and antioxidants but fruits and veggies. Adding these valuable natural deposits of health to your healthy breakfast will help you prevent such diseases as diabetes, heart disease and many types of cancer.
  • healthy breakfastMake a habit of drinking a glass of freshly squeezed fruit juice in the morning. Avoid drinking those commercial juices which have empty calories. If you have no opportunity to prepare the juice in your own kitchen, start your morning with a glass of mineral water mixed with a tablespoon of lemon juice and a teaspoon of honey.
  • Do not forget about dairy products for your healthy breakfast. It is very important to satisfy the needs of your body for calcium, and consuming plenty of dairy products on a daily basis is the best way to do that. Add a small portion of Greek cheese, plain yogurt, a slice of cheese or some low-fat cottage cheese to your breakfast.
  • Avoid harmful chemicals and artificial sweeteners. Specialists warn that artificial sweeteners will increase our cravings for sweet foods, this way adding calories to our daily diet. If you are using artificial sweeteners for your morning coffee or cereals, try using honey instead, or aim to cut your consumption of artificial sweetener at least twice.

Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.

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