Eating breakfast has many benefits—it has been proven that eating a healthy breakfast can improve concentration, enhance memory, increase energy levels, and help keep a healthy body weight. In fact, people who eat breakfast cereals regularly are slimmer than those who don't.
In a more recent study, researchers found that when you skip breakfast, the pleasure-seeking part of your brain is activated and triggers you to want high-calorie foods.
Other researchers explain that eating a good healthy breakfast helps you to feel fuller longer and helps steer you away from unhealthy cravings. So why not start your day with a good breakfast?
Tasty, easy and healthy breakfast
Breakfast doesn't need to be extravagant. For those of you that don't eat breakfast regularly, or are just starting to eat breakfast, start small. Here are some quick and nutritious choices to get your day off to a good start:
- Milk and whole-grain cereal
- Whole wheat waffles and almond butter
- Scrambled egg whites with whole wheat bread
- Oatmeal, flaxseed, blueberries & almonds
- Yogurt, granola & fresh berries
- Fruit smoothie with flaxseed
- Protein shake
Healthy breakfast on-the-go
Don't have a lot of time? Prepare your meals in advance with these grab-and-go quick breakfast recipes. Don't have time to pack it in the morning? Put it in a jar! Or any container. By prepping your meals in portable containers, breakfast becomes convenient and easy to eat (and without mess) anywhere—in the car, at work, or in a classroom.
It is important to keep in mind that eating breakfast will not magically reduce your weight, but it can help you improve your ability to control your weight. When choosing what to eat, boost your energy with fruits and foods that contain whole grains, lean proteins and low-fat diary.