How we fuel our bodies and start our day matters.
The better the fuel, the more productive, alert and responsive we will be.
Having a healthy fibre-full breakfast has been linked to better weight control and more stable blood sugar levels so say goodbye to the fast and start your day with these 5 superfoods and drinks.
1. Oats coming up!
Oats are a powerhouse of nutrients.
High in vitamin B, magnesium and zinc they’re full of fibre and will keep you fuller for longer. With oats in your belly you’ll be passing on that mid-morning sugary snack and powering through to lunch.
Whether you have them heated as porridge, turned in to a low sugar muesli or as a topping for your chia pudding, however you eat them, know they’re one of the best ways to start your day.
Pumpkin, sunflower, sesame, chia, the list goes on.
Whichever ones you choose, seeds are packed full of fibre and monounsaturated (good) fats. High in minerals and anti-oxidants (help to prevent ageing and cancers), they can help reduce blood sugar levels, cholesterol and blood pressure.
Sprinkle on your porridge or smashed avocado, find them in a good muesli or make your own, add them in for an extra flavour and nutritional boost.
Juicy, sweet and low in sugar, berries make a great breakfast choice.
Packed full of anti-oxidants (there’s that word again) they are high in fibre and give that burst of sweetness without the added sugar. They’re beneficial for fighting inflammation, lowering cholesterol and can improve your insulin response.
Serve with yogurt, oats, in a smoothie or just on their own and benefit from their amazing health goodness.
4. Eggs are in fashion
Eggs used to get a bad wrap but I’m pleased to say they’re now back on the menu.
Full of protein, vitamin D, B6, B12 and minerals as well as fat-soluble vitamins, eggs are an excellent breakfast choice.
Scrambled, poached, in an omelette or served frittata style with veg, they’re a great low-sugar option that will keep you fuelled until lunch.
Great for your whole body, greens are packed full of fibre, folate, vitamins and minerals and aid in supporting your immune system, eliminating unwanted toxins, boost digestive enzymes and aid in skin glow, just to name a few.
Not sure how to get your greens in at breakfast? Why not try a green smoothie, smashed avocado or omelette with spinach and kale.
As a BONUS, let’s also think and about and maximise our hydration!
Starting your day with a glass of water (lemon infused for bonus points) is a great way to beat the dehydrated state we often wake up in, due to our night’s rest (and no liquids).
Had your water and want an extra boost?
Try a green tea, high in antioxidants, polyphenols and great for brain health, green tea has less caffeine than coffee but enough to give you that extra concentration and motivational boost.