We know there is a still a debate on whether breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Whichever you decide to believe nutritionists still believe that a well-balanced breakfast is important to lay the groundwork for a solid day ahead.
Fruit is loaded with fiber and important nutrients which make it a great addition to a well-balanced breakfast. We’ve got a list of the best fruits to eat in the morning recommended by registered dietitians.
All citrus fruits are great – we are talking oranges, grapefruits, lemons and limes. They all contain great sources of vitamin C, potassium, and phytonutrients as well as have anti-inflammatory and detoxification properties. All of that in one fruit – better believe it!
Grapefruit however has a high level of flavonoid, naringenin – don’t ask about specifics but these nutrients help promote leanness in the body. We are always keen to promote leanness in our body.
You know the saying – an apple a day keeps the doctor away. This saying isn’t wrong when looking at the nutritional benefits of an apple. Apples are packed with fiber, vitamin C and antioxidants. They are also a great source of a flavonoid called quercetin which is anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties that help boost the human bodies immune system.
They are also so easy to take with you when on the go during the mornings. The perks of eating an apple in the morning is that it’s packed with fiber keeping you fuller for longer. They also pair well with oatmeal or with peanut butter on toast.
Raspberries are great to add to oatmeal, yoghurt, toast and even smoothies. They are a great source of fiber and vitamin C and a real nutritional powerhouse because we eat the fruit whole (skin and seeds included) Just one cup of raspberries contains 8 grams of fiber and 64 calories.
These ruby jewel-like seeds are rich in antioxidants. They have been known to help prevent prostate, colon, lung and breast cancer. They are also a great source of Vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium, fiber and folate. Take your breakfast to the next level by adding a half a cup of pomegranate seeds to your bowl of yoghurt or oats.
Blueberries are filled with all the goodness required to get you going in the morning. They are a great source of fiber and have anti-inflammatory properties. All these properties contribute to heart health and reduction in chronic diseases.
Not just a pretty face – these kiwi fruits are high in vitamin C and can help boost immunity. They are also a great aid in digestion and add a pop of colour to any breakfast meal. A great way to eat these fruits is by simply cutting the kiwi in half and scooping the fruit out with a spoon.
Cantaloupe also known as sweet melon is super rich in vitamins A, C and potassium and fiber. Its super high in water so it’s perfect in the morning when you don’t feel like drinking water. This fruit is super low in calories so you don’t have to worry about eating too much of it.
By far the most popular fruit added in every breakfast meal the banana is rich in fiber, B vitamins such as potassium, manganese and magnesium. It contains resistant starch not digested by our bodies but rather is beneficial bacteria to your gut.
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