Thursday, March 25, 2010
Improving Breakfasts- Tips
1. Sprinkle blueberries on your cereal.
Studies show that these tiny purple berries are loaded with valuable antioxidants that can slow down brain aging and enhance your memory.
2. Eat half a grapefruit twice a week
Grapefruits are loaded with folate, which has been found to significantly reduce the risk of stroke.
3. Drink tomato juice for breakfast
Instead of orange juice, have a glass of low-salt tomato juice. It's more filling, less likely to raise your blood sugar and supplies more nutrients and fiber.
4. Mix your cereals half and half
Eating some high-fiber whole grain cereals can seem like munching on cardboard. Mixing your cereals is a great way to help meet your fiber needs, but also like the taste of what you are eating.
5. Drink a fruit smoothie
What about drinking your fruit instead of eating it? No, not in fruit juice — which is often high in sugar and stripped of the fruit's fiber — but in a smoothie.
6. Eat an Israeli-style breakfast
Instead of the sugary cereals, starchy breads, and greasy meat and eggs that make up the typical North American breakfast, do what Robyn Frankel of St. Louis, Missouri, did after visiting Israel. She switched to Israeli breakfasts: hummus, cottage cheese, tomatoes, or fruit, plus sometimes a slice of raisin bread. For the first time in her life, she's eating breakfast regularly, which studies find is critical if you're going to lose weight and keep it off.
see more at: http://www.rd.com/living-healthy/6-tricks-for-better-breakfasts/article176412.html#slide