Not everything that we are used to thinking as a healthy morning habit is quite so. We consider it important for you to know a few things about breakfast.
Your breakfast is what gives you energy for the whole day. If it is really healthy, of course. Skipping your morning meal is a serious mistake, as it can lead to various illnesses.
Just make sure what you eat is good for you. Our investigation of popular myths will help you.
Granola is Incredibly Healthy, Right?
Certainly. In theory. However, ready-to-use granola contains sugar and saturated fat, which are not what you would expect from it.
Still, there is nothing to worry about, because you can easily make granola at home. Just mix in cereals, nuts, coconut flakes, cinnamon, and honey and bake it all until golden.
Fat-Free is Better
This is a myth. Low-fat dairy foods compensate for their lack of fats with additives to retain the taste and flavor of whole-grain products.
Also, low-fat dairy products adversely affect metabolic processes. Choose foods high in fat and low in sugar; they will not only do no harm your body, but they will also help you stay full longer.
If you are still hungry after breakfast, it is best to include some protein-rich foods in your breakfast. Eggs, for example, can be cooked in many different ways.
If eggs aren’t for you, go for whole-grain carbohydrates, as they’ll fill you up better for longer. Adding some Greek yogurt won’t hurt either – it’s also a source of protein.
Egg Whites Instead of Whole Eggs
Quite a typical case: egg whites are low in fat and therefore low in calories, while all the healthy things are contained in the yolks, such as iron, vitamin B and vitamin D.
However, the fat of the yolk gave rise to a myth that it affects blood cholesterol levels, which it doesn’t according to recent studies. Feel free to have a full omelet for breakfast.
A glass of orange juice looks very healthy until you find out how many oranges it takes to prepare it. Juices are usually full of sugar, so it’s best to eat real fruit. This will give you an increase in vitamins and fiber.
You can also try making the juice yourself. Green apples, carrots, celery, and ginger are a good combination.
Most breakfast bars are full of sugar and saturated fat, although they do not contain protein.
If you don’t have time to prepare your breakfast, think about it the night before. Making a nut and berry cereal won’t take long, and your body will thank you in the morning.
Based on materials from BYRDIE