Health & Wellness

A Positive Day Begins With Breakfast!


By Jonny: Breakfast is often considered the most essential meal of the day. You’ll start the day right, you’ll have the energy you need, your mind is focused and you’re ready for anything, whether it’s in the office or at school. Also, it helps you avoid unhealthy cravings like junk food or too much sweet. Doing this routine will help you maintain that healthy weight.

But with this fact, why do some people avoid breakfast or just see it as a snack to grab on the run? Some say that it’s just boring. It’s the same bowl of cereals every morning, or the same flavor of oatmeal, or eggs every day, toast with milk or coffee; it’s dull. When you find yourself thinking the same thing, it’s time for a change. Don’t just throw the same stuff in your shopping trolley, think of different options.

Here’s a few Breakfast ideas:

Had enough of your old cereal? Replace it with high-fiber cereal. If you’re watching your weight, this would be perfect for you because it will help you cut down fats by 10 percent. To make it interesting, don’t use your regular milk. [bctt tweet=”Add soy milk to cereal. Soy milk has phytoestrogens, which is good for the heart.” username=”JerryKennard”] Or add half of soy milk and half of your regular milk; that would be a good combination too.

Go vegan. It’s the healthiest thing you can eat and you can have fun too by being creative. The right amount of protein and fat is the key to this healthy recipe. More protein, less fat. Replace your usual scrambled eggs with tofu; add some flavor and seasonings (cilantro, pepper, and soy sauce). This could be your healthy breakfast or you can eat with brown rice or toast.

Choose organic food. Organic eggs compared to the usual ones have more nutrients. Factory-farmed eggs on the other hand may have growth hormones that you don’t want to put in your body. So if you love having scrambled eggs or boiled in the morning, always choose organic eggs.

Craving for sweets? Yes, you too could have that for breakfast. A healthy yet sweet breakfast could compose of small slices of your favorite fruit, plus a non-fat yoghurt, topped with dark chocolate. Don’t put too much sugar in your body by eating sugary bread with too much jam in it.

Love sandwiches? Make it more exciting by trying a different combination. With multigrain bagels, put cheese, flaxseeds, and a mango slice; or with a whole wheat toast, put cheese, smoked salmon, or a turkey bacon.

What They Eat in Other Countries:

America: Eggs, English muffins, toast, cereal, tea, coffee, milk, bacon or sausage, hash browns, and fruit and fruit juice.

Canada: Pancakes and Canadian maple syrup, Canadian bacon, eggs, English muffins, toast, cereal, tea, coffee, milk, hash browns, and fruit and fruit juice.

France: Coffee with milk, espresso, hot chocolate with tartines, slices of baguette with jam, black bread; scrambled eggs with mushrooms and tomatoes.

Belgium: Bread with coffee or tea, fruit juice, cereals, soft boiled eggs, currant loaves, croissants, sandwiches, and almond paste cakes.

Germany: Hot beverages, sausage, cheese, bread with honey or marmalade, juice.

Spain: espresso coffee with frothy milk, a sweet roll or lemon flavored cupcakes.

You get the idea. If you want your day to start off on a positive note it’s good to try something new, or some variations on a favorite them. Go breakfast!

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