Here are 10 more healthy energy foods that you should keep in your kitchen pantry to include in your breakfast meals. These are some of the best staples and mix-ins to give you all the energy and nutrients you need in the morning to start your day off right!
If you missed the previous post of the 5 FAVORITE FOODS for a Healthy Breakfast, then you may want to see these, too: 5 More Favorite HEALTHY BREAKFAST FOODS.
This list has been compiled based on research carried out by Erica Giovinazzo, MS, RD, a nutritionist in New York City, who provides the following helpful guidance:
“You want to aim for a breakfast that combines good carbs and fiber with some protein.”
In addition to the “Top 10”, here are more of the best foods to include in your morning breakfast:
“Berries are superfoods because they’re so high in antioxidants without being high in calories,” Giovinazzo says. One cup of strawberries, for instance, contains your full recommended daily intake of vitamin C, along with high quantities of folic acid and fiber.
Strawberries are good for your ticker, too. A 2013 study found that women were less likely to have a heart attack over an 18-year period if they ate more than three servings of strawberries or blueberries per week. (Strawberries, like blueberries, are a good source of anthocyanins.)
Researchers suspect the combination of caffeine and antioxidants are responsible for many of the observed health benefits. (A 2005 study found that coffee is the number-one source of antioxidants in the U.S. diet, believe it or not.)
Of course, loading coffee up with cream and sugar may erase any potential benefits. So skip the fancy flavored drinks, and stick with skim milk.
Continue reading on the next page to see more of our favorite breakfast foods, along with healthy eating tips …