Not everyone feels like eating breakfast in the morning. It takes a while for the enzymes in our stomachs to waken after sleep—just like the rest of our body. For most people, their appetite and hunger hits a peak in the evening. It is dormant throughout the night and first thing in the morning, but brunch is popular for a good reason.
When your body does decide it’s ready to eat and sends a message to the brain to start getting hungry, what are the best foods to eat for breakfast?
Eggs are the staple food of any delicious breakfast. They can be prepared in a variety of ways and give a feeling of fullness that lasts for a long time. Independent scientific testing has proven that when people start their day by eating eggs, they didn’t experience hunger pangs until noon. Some breakfast haters even prefer to eat eggs for brunch and then go straight through to dinner instead.
Eggs are nutritious, reduce your calorie intake when you next have something to eat, and help maintain insulin and blood sugar levels.
The ancient art of yogurt making has been around for thousands of years. It’s because the finished product is always able to tempt even the most reluctant appetite. Tests have shown that when people swap out cereal and milk for yogurt and muesli in the mornings, they are better able to lose weight, stay healthy, and stave off the hunger pangs for longer.
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There is nothing quite like a bowl of oatmeal porridge on a cold winter’s morning. Ground oats contain a special fiber: beta-glucan. This fiber is the rock star of the breakfast table ingredients. Its impressive range of health benefits includes cholesterol reduction, skin ailment suppression, antioxidants, and decreasing blood pressure.
Oatmeal eaters swear by this breakfast bowl to keep them regular, healthy and feeling full for longer. It’s vitamin and mineral content can be boosted even further by preparing it with milk instead of water. Sweeten it with fruits and honey instead of sugar. Better still, add some yogurt to get double the nutrition from both these health foods.
Even if you are adding fruit to your breakfast as a side dish, it is still one of the best food groups to include into a morning meal. It’s also a great way of getting your daily quota of five-a-day (fruit or veggies) into your diet. If you look at the other wonder-breakfast foods on this list, you will see that fruit can be incorporated in with them very easily. Fruit is the best way to satisfy your cravings for something sweet and sugary.
No matter when you decide the time is right for you to start eating breakfast, as long as you include one of these foods, you are going to have a healthy and productive day.