Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Numerous studies have proven that a good breakfast keeps you active, alert and productive through the day.
It is also a major component of any effective weight management plan. If you get your nutrition in the morning, you won’t tend to snack on unhealthy stuff during the day and won’t need a heavy dinner (which leads to weight gain). There is more to it, but this is the general idea.
A nutrition packed breakfast must be a part of your daily meal plan. Hack it with some superfoods to turbocharge your morning nutritional intake and skyrocket your breakfast benefits into the stratosphere.
Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed to your oatmeal or any healthy breakfast dish. Flax will provide the much needed brain boosting omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. It is low in carbs and aids weight loss.
Add a dash of cinnamon to your oatmeal, cream of wheat, pancake, omelette, etc. Cinnamon not only adds flavor, it protects your heart and fights inflammation. It helps lower blood sugar as well.
3. Almond Butter and Pistachios
Spread your toast with almond butter and chopped pistachios on top. Calcium and copper content in Almond keeps the bone strong and helps protect your skin from the sun. Pistachios help lower your cholesterol. This is in addition to the micronutrients, proteins and beneficial fats they contain. Pistachios also provide a variety of phytochemicals, a group of compounds made by plants that scientists believe help to promote health and well-being.
Adding a pinch of turmeric while beating eggs for your omelette will provide cancer fighting antioxidants. Turmeric also helps improve brain function and it has shown promise in treating depression. It has powerful antimicrobial properties.
They provide much needed Vitamin C. You can mash up some over your oatmeal, or top your pancakes and waffles with them. And don’t forget the powerful disease-fighting, anti-aging antioxidants that they are packed with.
6. Chia Seeds
You can add the chia seeds to any of your smoothie recipes or just sprinkle them on your cereal. Health benefits of chia seeds are amazing. They are high in Omega-3 fatty acids just like flax seeds. They are also loaded with proteins, antioxidants, fiber and include certain nutrients such as calcium, phosphorous and magnesium that are very important for bone health.
Spread it on whole grain toast with almond butter. You can also add it to your smoothies as well. It can be added to your hot whole grain cereals such as oatmeal, cream of wheat, etc. It is nature’s energy booster and it can also help boost immunity with its antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties. Local honey is a proven natural remedy for seasonal allergies from local pollen.