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.
In another study of people with diabetes, chia seeds decreased the inflammatory marker CRP by 40%. Elevated CRP is a major risk factor for heart disease . However, one serving of chia seeds provides about 4 grams of protein, which may not be optimal for breakfast. Here is a recipe for chia pudding that contains more than 25 grams of protein.
Berries have been shown to reduce markers of inflammation, prevent blood cholesterol from becoming oxidized and keep the cells lining your blood vessels healthy (43, 44, 45, 46). A good way to add berries to your breakfast is to eat them with Greek yogurt or cottage cheese.
Berries have been shown to reduce markers of inflammation, prevent blood cholesterol from becoming oxidized and keep the cells lining your blood vessels healthy (43, 44, 45, 46). A good way to add berries to your breakfast is to eat them with Greek yogurt or cottage cheese. Bottom Line: Berries are high in fiber and low in calories.
Eggs are undeniably healthy and delicious. Studies have shown eating eggs at breakfast increases feelings of fullness, reduces calorie intake at the next meal and helps maintain steady blood sugar and insulin levels (1, 2, 3). In one study, men ate either eggs or a bagel for breakfast.
Divide the mixture evenly between the 12 muffin pan cups and bake the muffins for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the egg is fully cooked. Remove the muffins from the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes in the pan then use a knife to loosen the muffins from the cups.
These 6 healthy scones won’t weigh you down and make you feel heavy all day. They’re made with healthier ingredients and still taste delicious! Put your pinkies up and enjoy a scone! 1. Peanut Butter and Jelly Scones. 2. Grain Free Paleo Blueberry Scones. 3. Healthy Cinnamon Roll Scones from Apple of My Eye. 4. Copycat Starbucks Cranberry Orange Scones. 5.
The result is a highly processed food that loses many of yogurt’s healthy attributes. A base of plain, low-fat yogurt enhanced with your own healthy toppings makes for a good breakfast or snack. With the right additions, yogurt can supply a mix of fat, protein and fiber that is both filling and nutritious.