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Healthy and must have breakfast foods

Oatmeal, different types of eggs, whole wheat breads, fruits like bananas and berries and the classic orange juice are some of the essential elements put together that can serve as a complete spread to choose from for a healthy morning breakfast!

Introduction:

As is scientifically understood and explained, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A healthy breakfast can ensure starting the day on the right note. It can ensure good health, mental strength and an alert mind throughout the day. It can also act as an antidote on various physical and mental ailments.

A healthy breakfast constitutes healthy foods that make the spread. You can try a single food every day or avariety of different foods every day. These foods are the ones that not only fulfil the necessary dietary requirements but also provide strength and stability to the mind, body and soul. Let us have a look at some of these healthy breakfast foods:

Oatmeal:

Nothing beats oatmeal when it comes to having a healthy and full breakfast. A warm bowl of oatmeal with a dice of brown sugar or honey and some dried fruits is a complete and wholesome breakfast one can think of. In addition to the vitamins and minerals present in this combination, it is also a good source of roughage and helps in smoother bowel movements. The best part of Oatmeal is that it can be had in any season and is extremely easy on the stomach.

Eggs:

Eggs contain Vitamin A and C. It contains the anti-oxidant lutein which works wonders on the skin and eyes. We all know that egg is an excellent source of proteins which facilitate the wear and tear of the body. Egg is also a very friendly food to cook. It can be half-boiled, half-fried, double fried, scrambles, tossed and beaten into an omelette. If a person is concerned about the cholesterol present in the eggs, he/ she can eat it sans the egg yolk.

Whole grain breads:

Whole grain cereal is also one of the healthiest ways of starting your day. Adding skim milk or low fat milk to it ensures the consistency and makes it more palatable. Also some sugar for sweetness and dried fruits or freshly cut fruits can help with the vitamin and mineral content to the breakfast.

Bananas:

Bananas with milk are an ideal way to feel fuller for a longer duration of time. This is because of the resistant starch present in bananas. It can be had alone or diced into pieced and added to the oatmeal or cereal. It is also an instant source of energy. Bananas are known to be good laxatives as well and hence can facilitate smoother bowel movements in the morning. It is very good choice for people suffering from hypertension as the potassium content in bananas lower blood pressure.

Berries:

Any type of berries like strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and grapes are good source of anti-inflammatory compounds called anthocyanins which have multiple benefits. They aid in reducing heart diseases and diabetes, improving memory and eyesight.

Orange juice:

Freshly squeezed orange juice is one of the classic accompaniments with whole wheat breads, eggs and toasts in the morning breakfast. It is an excellent source of calcium and lowers the risk of osteoporosis, depression and certain cancers.

All these essential elements put together can serve as a complete spread to choose from. Each food offering essential nutrients at the very beginning of the day! As the saying goes: Well begun is half done!