Although it’s not a good idea to run out the door on an empty stomach, certain foods can be harmful since our stomach is more sensitive in the morning. Do we really want to eat a leftover stale pizza for breakfast? It’s probably better than nothing at all but it could affect your health in the long run. Here is an outline of some healthy breakfast dos and donts.
Rules for a Healthy Breakfast
Start With Water: It’s usually the first thing we thirst for when we wake up, and it has an important health benefit since water will help neutralize any acids that have formed in our stomach overnight.
No Oily Food: This doesn’t mean you have to avoid fried food. Fried eggs and sausages make a very good breakfast, but you have to make sure there is not too much oil or else you will feel bloated.
Add Some Fruit: Fruits such as bananas will provide you with a very healthy amount of fiber and energy. Antioxidant-rich citrus fruits are also a good option.
Make Sure You are Full: You need to feel full so that you can stay energized till lunchtime. Foods like hot or cold cereal, bananas, porridge, pan cakes are usually pretty filling.
Eggs: Eggs are quick and easy to prepare, and they contain many healthy nutrients that will help you get through your day. Unless you have a health condition that requires you to watch your cholesterol very carefully, you can’t go wrong with eggs.
Milk or Cheese: Milk and cheese are rich sources of calcium, but some people are lactose intolerant. An alternative like rice, soy or almond milk is also quite healthy (and tasty).
Health drinks: Energy drinks or smoothies are a good choice, but they need to be accompanied by something more substantial like cereal or bread.
Do you have any other tips for making breakfast healthier or tastier? Let us know in the comments below!