5 Wholesome Breakfasts That Will Kickstart Your Morning
November 17, 2016 (No Comments) by Annabel Hynes

healthy breakfast

Having a balanced breakfast can really help your health and energy levels as the day goes on. We’ve pulled together 5 possible options that you could try for yourself. Test them out and let us know which is your favourite one!

Oatmeal porridge with milk, banana slices and a pinch of brown sugar, rye toast with low-fat butter and a glass of freshly-squeezed orange juice

The oats contain beta-glucan, a fibre that lowers cholesterol when eaten regularly. They also contain omega-3 fatty acids and folate, great for brain activity. The milk is a source of calcium and Vitamin D, which strengthens bones and teeth. The banana is rich in potassium, which replenishes energy, and sugar is optional for extra flavour. Rye bread gives a feeling of fullness, lowers risk of diabetes and protects your cardiovascular health. Among nutritionist experts, it is generally considered a superior grain to wheat and barley. Oranges are a great source of Vitamin C, as well as B vitamins such as B1 and folate; they boost the immune system and keep our bodies running smoothly, converting food into fuel. They contain Vitamin A and calcium as well.

Greek yoghurt with strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, pears and sunflower seeds

The yoghurt contains plenty of calcium and protein, ideal for a boost at the start of the day. Choosing an unsweetened variety is recommended, as is adding flavour with fruit. Strawberries boast many anti-oxidants, such as Vitamin C, as well as magnesium and dietary fibre. Raspberries contain gallic acid, which fends off cancer and circulatory diseases. Blueberries and pears also have Vitamin C and fibre, while pears are known to be one of the lowest-calorie fruits. Sunflower seeds are a great source of magnesium and copper, minerals that help keep bones healthy.

Poached eggs on wholegrain brown bread with apple juice

Poached eggs is a low-fat alternative to a fried-egg breakfast, and results in just as much flavour. Eggs are a healthy source of protein, B vitamins and Vitamin D, and while they add to your cholesterol, if eaten in moderation they can be a harmless part of your diet. Wholegrain bread is the ultimate source of fibre and protein, as well as anti-oxidants. Regular consumption has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer, as well as Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Apples reduce the risk of hypertension, heart disease, gallstones and diabetes, with anti-oxidants and dietary fibre that is essential to our well-being.

Banana and clementine smoothie with Shredded Wheat breakfast cereal and low-fat milk

The smoothie contains 1 cup of low-fat milk, 1 small banana, 3 peeled & seedless clementines, 2 ice cubes, 1 teaspoon of honey and ½ a teaspoon of vanilla extract; they are blended together for one and a half minutes for a refreshing beverage to begin your morning. The fruit contains potassium, Vitamin C and phosphorous. The Shredded Wheat is again a great source of fibre and protein, reducing the risk of multiple diseases if eaten regularly.

Fruit salad – Including grapefruit, watermelon and canataloupe

If all else fails, going back to basics with a fruit salad is always an easy and healthy option. Include any fruit you like, but for a bit of diversity, grapefruit, cantaloupe and watermelon have some fantastic benefits. Grapefruit is highly recommended as a lone meal or a starter, on account of its fat-burning properties and positive effect on insulin and blood sugar levels in the body. It can interfere with some prescription medication, however, so this is one fruit that’s most definitely optional, as well as beneficial. Cantaloupe contains just 50 calories but provides 100% of your daily recommended intake of Vitamin C and Vitamin A, the latter which encourages youthful-looking skin. Its high water concentration will also ensure you’re hydrated throughout the day. Watermelon is the best source of lycopene, a nutrient that’s important for healthy vision and a healthy heart. It’s also only 40 calories, making it an extremely low-fat option.

Annabel Hynes
Lifestyle and entertainment writer with an interest in politics, despite the groans it incites at the dinner table. Sci-fi obsessive.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Find us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Recent Posts

5 Wholesome Breakfasts That Will Kickstart Your Morning
November 17, 2016 (No Comments) by Annabel Hynes

healthy breakfast

Having a balanced breakfast can really help your health and energy levels as the day goes on. We’ve pulled together 5 possible options that you could try for yourself. Test them out and let us know which is your favourite one!

Oatmeal porridge with milk, banana slices and a pinch of brown sugar, rye toast with low-fat butter and a glass of freshly-squeezed orange juice

The oats contain beta-glucan, a fibre that lowers cholesterol when eaten regularly. They also contain omega-3 fatty acids and folate, great for brain activity. The milk is a source of calcium and Vitamin D, which strengthens bones and teeth. The banana is rich in potassium, which replenishes energy, and sugar is optional for extra flavour. Rye bread gives a feeling of fullness, lowers risk of diabetes and protects your cardiovascular health. Among nutritionist experts, it is generally considered a superior grain to wheat and barley. Oranges are a great source of Vitamin C, as well as B vitamins such as B1 and folate; they boost the immune system and keep our bodies running smoothly, converting food into fuel. They contain Vitamin A and calcium as well.

Greek yoghurt with strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, pears and sunflower seeds

The yoghurt contains plenty of calcium and protein, ideal for a boost at the start of the day. Choosing an unsweetened variety is recommended, as is adding flavour with fruit. Strawberries boast many anti-oxidants, such as Vitamin C, as well as magnesium and dietary fibre. Raspberries contain gallic acid, which fends off cancer and circulatory diseases. Blueberries and pears also have Vitamin C and fibre, while pears are known to be one of the lowest-calorie fruits. Sunflower seeds are a great source of magnesium and copper, minerals that help keep bones healthy.

Poached eggs on wholegrain brown bread with apple juice

Poached eggs is a low-fat alternative to a fried-egg breakfast, and results in just as much flavour. Eggs are a healthy source of protein, B vitamins and Vitamin D, and while they add to your cholesterol, if eaten in moderation they can be a harmless part of your diet. Wholegrain bread is the ultimate source of fibre and protein, as well as anti-oxidants. Regular consumption has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer, as well as Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Apples reduce the risk of hypertension, heart disease, gallstones and diabetes, with anti-oxidants and dietary fibre that is essential to our well-being.

Banana and clementine smoothie with Shredded Wheat breakfast cereal and low-fat milk

The smoothie contains 1 cup of low-fat milk, 1 small banana, 3 peeled & seedless clementines, 2 ice cubes, 1 teaspoon of honey and ½ a teaspoon of vanilla extract; they are blended together for one and a half minutes for a refreshing beverage to begin your morning. The fruit contains potassium, Vitamin C and phosphorous. The Shredded Wheat is again a great source of fibre and protein, reducing the risk of multiple diseases if eaten regularly.

Fruit salad – Including grapefruit, watermelon and canataloupe

If all else fails, going back to basics with a fruit salad is always an easy and healthy option. Include any fruit you like, but for a bit of diversity, grapefruit, cantaloupe and watermelon have some fantastic benefits. Grapefruit is highly recommended as a lone meal or a starter, on account of its fat-burning properties and positive effect on insulin and blood sugar levels in the body. It can interfere with some prescription medication, however, so this is one fruit that’s most definitely optional, as well as beneficial. Cantaloupe contains just 50 calories but provides 100% of your daily recommended intake of Vitamin C and Vitamin A, the latter which encourages youthful-looking skin. Its high water concentration will also ensure you’re hydrated throughout the day. Watermelon is the best source of lycopene, a nutrient that’s important for healthy vision and a healthy heart. It’s also only 40 calories, making it an extremely low-fat option.

Annabel Hynes
Lifestyle and entertainment writer with an interest in politics, despite the groans it incites at the dinner table. Sci-fi obsessive.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Find us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Recent Posts