Breakfast is hands down one of the most important meals of the day. It sets the tone for how your day will go and if you’ve had a hearty, nutritious meal, it’ll keep you energized throughout the day!
However, today we’re going to tell you how you can make your breakfast work towards boosting your immunity. By including these five superfoods to your breakfast, it’ll go from being just plain old boring breakfast to becoming breakfast 2.0!
1) Citrus Fruits
Citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruits are a very, very good source of vitamin C, and that they are something that’s available all over the world. You could have them as fruit and eat them on their own, or you could put them into a smoothie because then when you make a smoothie with them, you’re getting the fibre as well. However, try not to just juice these citrus fruits because when you juice them, you’re removing the fibre and it may cause sugar spikes.
2) Green Tea
Secondly, green tea is a very good source of antioxidants and you can make your green tea on its own, but you could also make it with some ginger slices and to sweeten it up, add some honey, which is a natural sugar. It is also a morning drink that you could have instead of your regular cup of tea.
Yoghurt is a good source of probiotics and you can get your yoghurt from your supermarket or you could make your own homemade yoghurt as well. When we have a healthy gut, it supports us to have a healthy immune system. About 70% of our immune system is in our gut. So by encouraging a good source of gut flora to be always maintained, we can keep ourselves healthy.
I love oats as a good source of fibre and a good source of protein. You could have it in many different ways. As granola or as porridge. You could do overnight oats. You could also do savoury oats instead of porridge as well. And when we are having oats, it keeps us feeling full. But the other benefit is that oats help to actually reduce the bad cholesterol in the body. It’s helping to reduce the risk of heart disease and supports our immune system while being a good source of fibre.
Lastly, berries are a fruit that is a good source of antioxidants. They’ve got vitamin C, low sugar and they can be eaten on their own or made into a smoothie. You could add in some yoghurt, add in some spinach and some seeds and it is going to be a satisfying drink that you could have quickly and easily in the morning when you’re busy.
We hope you’ll be eating more consciously now and will make breakfast more healthy by including these five superfoods!
Sujata Din is a Certified Holistic Health Coach based in Singapore. Sujata assists clients all over the world through individual face-to-face consultation, as well as consultation over Skype, telephone, and Email. She equips clients with tools, information, and strategies that lead them to better health, higher energy levels and, ultimately, a happier disposition. On top of individual consultations, Sujata conducts workshops on nutrition, cooking demonstrations and pantry overhauls.
You can find out more about what Sujata does, on her website: https://sujatadin.com/