Adding nuts to your breakfast is a great way to add protein, fiber and healthy fats. Nuts are high in magnesium, potassium and heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. They are still high in calories, so don’t go overboard.
One study found that adding 2 ounces of nuts a day helped reduce blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Nuts may improve heart disease risk factors, reduce insulin resistance and decrease inflammation, so sprinkle on the nuts and enjoy!
Fruit is a great way to add a variety of vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber to breakfast without overdoing the sugar.
You may want to avoid bananas since they are high in tryptophan and may make you sleepy. Berries are a great source of antioxidants that protect your heart and may reduce inflammation, help with blood cholesterol and keep your cells healthy.
Chia seeds are not just for growing hair on terra cotta figures! Instead, you’ll find an almost perfect food that is high in fiber, low in carbs, and high in anti-oxidants. If you want to be instantly full and stay that way, chia seeds on your breakfast will do wonders for you.
They also help decrease inflammation. They don’t taste like much, so you can add them to everything.
Flaxseeds are another add on that doesn’t taste like much but adds lots of fiber and may improve insulin sensitivity and reduce blood sugars. If you eat them whole, they tend not to be digested although they do keep you feeling full.
You can grind them in a coffee grinder or buy already ground flaxseed to make it easier for your body to digest.