These foods should give you all the nutrient and energy needed to start your day right, according to health experts.
MSN.com stated in an article that leaving the house without breakfast can set you up for overeating the rest of the day.
1. Oatmeal – Health experts agree it is great for your heart and contains a significant amount of fiber. They suggest steering clear of the flavored kinds that can be packed with sugar.
2. Greek Yogurt – It is loaded with calcium and protein to keep you full longer.
3. Wheat germ – Just two tablespoons provides about 15% of your recommended daily intake of vitamin E and 10% of your daily folate, according to the article.
4. Grapefruit – Nutritionists say this fruit is hydrating, filling and packed with antioxidants.
5. Banana – One of the best sources of resistant starch that will fight off those mid-morning cravings.
6. Eggs – They are easy on the wallet and are a health source of protein and Vitamin D.
7. Almond butter – Don’t eat eggs or dairy? Almond butter is a great source of good fat and protein.
8. Watermelon – It is an excellent way to hydrate in the morning. The fruit is also one of the best sources of lycopene, according to the article. It’s a nutrient important for vision, heart health and cancer prevention.
9. Flax Seed – Just two tablespoons contains more than 100 percent of your recommended daily intake for those heart-healthy fats, according to MSN.com.
10. Blueberries – The little blue guys are packed with antioxidants. Also, studies suggest they can help improve everything from memory and motor skills to blood pressure and metabolism.
11. Strawberries – Another berry packed with antioxidants and low in calories.
12. Coffee – Yes, a good cup-o-joe wakes you up but it has also been linked to a lower risk of diabetes and prostate cancer. MSN.com said loading up on cream and sugar could erase the potential health benefits.
13. Tea – It has less caffeine and hydrates you better than coffee.
14. Cantaloupe – One serving contains your daily intake of vitamin C and vitamin A, important nutrients for smooth, younger-looking skin.
15. Kiwi – It has almost as much vitamin C as an orange and has more fiber per ounce than a banana.
16. Orange Juice – Nutritionists suggest a small glass per day because it does contain sugar and should not replace whole fruit in your diet.
17. Cranberry Juice – It helps limit bacterial growth and is best known for warding off urinary tract infections (UTIs). Health experts say it also promotes cardiovascular health.
18. Cereal – Stick with a whole grain or bran cereals.
19. Raspberries – The main berry source of ellagitannins, a type of antioxidant that is thought to have cancer-fighting properties, according to MSN.com. They’re also high in fiber (8 grams per cup), vitamin C and vitamin K, which helps build strong bones.
20. Whole Wheat Bread – It contains more fiber and nutrients than its white counterparts.