Breakfast is known to be the most important meal of the day. This is mainly because it is the first meal of your day after a long gap through the night before. Therefore, you must choose the food components of this meal carefully in order to derive maximum benefit from it.
Eating a healthy breakfast goes a long way into helping you lose excess weight. The most important aspect of weight loss is to raise one’s metabolism to encourage your body to burn calories consumed during meals. A breakfast can help you do that effectively.
Recommended Breakfast Components
Brown or whole cereal
One of the most common breakfast foods is cereal. This also includes breads which are a source of your daily carbohydrate intake. However, it is best to avoid white bread or any kind of white carbohydrate by those trying to lose weight. Whole wheat bread is healthier and does not add complex carbohydrate to your diet. Whole grain cereal such as all-bran is also a good choice of cereal which can be eaten with milk (preferably skimmed for those who are overweight) or even yoghurt. Not only are these components rich in fiber but also low on fat and calories. They help clean one’s system and absorb cholesterol.
Green, Black or Pu Erh Tea
Drinking green tea first thing in the morning is highly recommended by many health specialists. The reason is that when you wake up, your internal organs are still “half asleep” from not having worked in the past few hours. Drinking one glass of green, black or Pu Erh Tea will kickstart your digestive system and prepare all your organs for the meal you’re about to have. This ensures that all the fat will be burnt and all the vitamins properly extracted. We highly recommend Pu Erh Tea (which is black like coffee) because it has been known in China for thousands of years that it is the best kind of tea for weight loss and cleansing internal organs.
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Fill up your breakfast as well as other meals of your day with different berries such as strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, cranberries, blackberries and cherries. All these berries are very high in anti oxidants which help absorb free radicals responsible for aging and even cancer. They are low on sugar which means that they don’t add to your diet’s daily fat levels. The natural deep colors of these berries are rich sources of vitamins, B, C, E and K.
It is important to include protein into your breakfast as this will allow you to go through your daily chores. However, it is best to stay away from meats such as bacon in the morning as they are very high on cholesterol and trans-fat. It is best to stick to eggs poached in water or boiled. Avoid frying them if you want to keep the fat level to its minimum.