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Tips For Making a Better Breakfast

Tips For Making a Better Breakfast

How You Can Build a More Balanced Breakfast

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day—so why not make it good for you too? ATRIO Health Plans has some tips to help you build a healthy and balanced breakfast to support your overall health and kickstart your day.

The Best Foods to Start Your Day

Rather than starting your day with sugary cereals and breakfast pastries, a well-balanced meal can help to control your hunger throughout the rest of the day while providing you with essential nutrients.

Eggs

Eggs are one of the most nutrient-dense foods you can eat, so of course, enjoying one or two is a great way to start off the day! Some of the health benefits of eggs include:

  • Packed with vitamins A, B2, B5, and B12.
  • Raises your HDL (good cholesterol) levels.
  • Contains the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin.
  • Contains omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Contains 6 grams of protein.

Oatmeal

Eating oatmeal provides the body with a host of health benefits including reducing the risk of heart disease and diabetes as well as supporting your digestive health. Oats are also rich in the following:

  • Fiber
  • Phosphorus
  • Thiamine
  • Magnesium
  • Zinc

Fruit

Not only are fruits a way to add some natural sweetness to the beginning of your day, but they also pack a nutritional punch. Fruits help to add vitamins and fiber to your diet without added calories.

Some excellent fruits to add to your diet include:

  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Oranges
  • Grapefruit
  • Peaches
  • Pineapple
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries

Foods to Avoid

While the foods mentioned above are great additions to your morning meal, some foods should be avoided. These foods include:

  • Sugary cereals
  • Muffins
  • Jams
  • Butter and margarine
  • Pancakes and waffles

When eating a balanced diet, you can help to provide your body with the proper vitamins and nutrients to get you through your day and support your health.