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Sunday, 25 March 2018

Eat Me: Eight nutrient-rich foods to start your day right

Breakfast

The best way to start your day is by having a nutrient-packed breakfast to give your body and mind the boost you need.

Food is art, so ultimately, you can mix and match these great options whichever way your taste buds desire.
Eggs
Eggs are rich in protein, hence eating an egg a day will balance your breakfast and keep you full for hours and supply more than a dozen essential nutrients.
Oats
Oats contain both soluble and insoluble fiber.
Soluble fibers form a viscous gel that helps to lower cholesterol and stabilise blood glucose levels.
Bananas
Bananas are rich in potassium which can help in lowering blood pressure.
People who eat plenty of potassium have 27 percent lower risk of heart disease.
Whole grain wheat bread
As opposed to its white bread cousin, whole-grain varieties are a better source of fiber and nutrients, including iron, B vitamins, and vitamin E.
Research has also found that it lowers the chances of a number of chronic diseases such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
Smoothies
Pretty obvious, a blend of a variety of fruits and vegetables, it doesn’t get healthier than this.
Granola
Granola is a good source of healthy fats, which come from the nuts, seeds and oils it contains.
Eating granola regularly may help lower your cholesterol and inhibit heart disease and cancer.
Green tea
Green tea is rich in antioxidants called catechins, which have been shown to prevent cell damage to the body.
Green tea is also a perfect substitute for coffee as it contains about two-thirds less caffeine.
Yogurt 
Yogurt can be eaten as a side with a variety of the breakfast foods.
Its benefits range from: a boost of calcium, probiotics to strengthen your immune system, and keeping your digestive system in peak condition.

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