3 Healthy Breakfast Ideas to Keep Your Body Going Throughout the Week
There’s no escaping this simple truth: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Breaking the fast after you sleep is an actual thing that you need to do. The Harvard School of Public Health did a study that showed when men skip breakfast over an extended period of time, their risk of coronary heart disease increases by 27%. So there’s that. And ladies, you’re not off the hook. We’re all human and the biological effects of running on empty are the same for you. When bodies are deprived of energy (nutritious and delicious food), they tend to react. Hence, may result in spikes in blood pressure, higher cholesterol levels, and diabetes.
Feeling lost and without any ideas? Don’t fret. We’ve gotch you. Here are three solid breakfast ideas to carry you through your week.
Check out a recipe and excellent argument for starting your day off right, compliments of Thug Kitchen.
There’s numerous benefits of eating yogurt, including reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes, and weight loss for women. Of course, we’re talking about simple, healthy yogurt (milk and two live bacterial cultures–Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus), which can be distinguished from the hundreds of junk food yogurts on the market by the fact that its ingredient list is free from added sugars, extra toppings, and artificial sweeteners. Here’s one recipe for a walnut yogurt parfait. The key with parfaits is to use fruits and nuts that you like, and go easy on the store bought granola—there’s excessive amounts of sugar in that stuff. Make a batch of homemade granola on Sunday evening and use it all week. You have permission to get creatively healthy when using any of these recipes; reduce the amount of brown sugar by half; use slivered almonds if cashews are your thing.
If you’re an egg lover, check out these eight breakfast sandwich recipes. And like we said earlier, don’t be a zombie when it comes to using recipes. Use breads you know aren’t loaded with sugar, weird preservatives, and unpronounceable ingredients. Adapt recipes to your preferences (less salt, more herbs, etc.) and be mindful not to overdo it, especially if you have trouble controlling your total LDL cholesterol. Stick to using the white of the egg if that’s the case. Research suggests that eating up to one egg a day does not increase heart disease risk in healthy individuals.
We hope you feel like we’ve pointed you in the right direction for some healthy breakfast options so your body doesn’t end up running on fumes!