Interesting foods you can add to your breakfast for a wholesome meal

Published: Oct 11, 2019, 15:21 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Listed below are five healthy and yet tasty foods that you can add to your breakfast and make it a wholesome meal

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The first meal of the day is what keeps you going. This is why it is very imperative to make sure you eat right to maintain your energy levels, stay healthy and have a wholesome meal to keep yourself from munching on unhealthy snacks through the day. Listed below are five healthy and yet tasty foods that you can add to your breakfast and make it a wholesome meal:

Almonds

Start your day right by adding a handful of these nutrient-rich nuts to your first meal. Almonds are rich in Vitamin B2, Vitamin E, magnesium, and phosphorus, nutrients known for their role in energy release from food. Research suggests that a daily serving of almonds (30 grams/23 almonds) may improve both short-term and long-term markers of blood sugar control in those with uncomplicated type 2 diabetes. It is also believed that when almonds are consumed along with a meal, monounsaturated fatty acids in almonds help slow down the release of glucose into the bloodstream thus, preventing sudden spikes in blood sugar levels 1. So, embrace this healthy nut - include almonds in your cereal, or add them to your bowl of oats/porridge or just munch on a handful to enjoy a tasty breakfast!

Baked Sweet Potato

Keep your blood pressure in control by adding sweet potatoes to your breakfast. They are known to have copious levels of potassium which help maintain the rhythm of the heart. It is also beneficial in maintaining normal functioning of the brain along with the central nervous system. You can club baked sweet potatoes with almond butter, chia and banana to add that special flavour to your breakfast.

Pineapple

Here is a fruit that is rich in vitamin C, stimulates weight loss, and aids your digestion. Having high levels of antioxidants, vitamins and really low in calories, it can help you boost your immune system and aid you to stay fit. It doesn’t just end there. Pineapple is also known to be a disease-fighting food that also lowers the risk of cancer. Make your breakfast even more appetising by clubbing it with pineapple. Be it a smoothie, jam or pancake, pineapple adds that extra tang to it.

Milk

Milk is a powerhouse of nutrients packed with nine essential vitamins and minerals like potassium, calcium and Vitamin D. You can experiment with a number of recipes and relish a healthy yet wholesome breakfast. To step beyond the traditional breakfast choice of bacon and eggs, one can always try sweet and spicy warm brown rice with milk or Apple Pie in a Glass. Start your day right with this nutrition-packed option and try a number of ways how you can include the same in your key meal.

Hummus

This Middle Eastern delicacy can make the perfect breakfast option as it is incredibly healthy. This amalgamation of olive oil, dried chickpeas and tahini is full of vitamin E, antioxidants, calcium, fibre and so much more. Slather a liberal amount of hummus on toast and you are good to go.

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