You know you should have breakfast to start the day right—but not just any breakfast will do. Incorporating healthy fats like these will help keep you satiated and energized until lunchtime.
Staving off the mid-morning stomach growl is as easy as adding good fats to your breakfast. But healthy fats do more than fill you up. Monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) help lower the risk for high cholesterol, which contributes to heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. Found in foods like plant-based oils, nuts, and avocados, good fats also play a role in brain health, boost energy and immune function and help the body absorb carotenoids and vitamins A, D, E, and K.
Here are 10 easy ways to bolster your breakfasts with healthy fats.
Provided by Dr. Oz The Good Life Magazine
Banana Blueberry Flax Muffins
Here’s a sweeter way to get a healthy dose of omega-3s: flax! This PUFA-rich, high-fiber seed has been linked to lower cholesterol, and it can aid in digestion. Sprinkle fresh-ground flaxseed on oatmeal, or mix ¼ cup of ground flaxseed right into your favorite muffin recipe. For a healthier take, try baking with whole-wheat pastry flour and swapping in almond milk for regular milk. Opt for a heart-healthy plant-based oil—like flaxseed oil—in your recipe, and include fresh blueberries and bananas.