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
Breakfast Bagel With Lox
Getting in a morning workout? Fuel up—or recharge—with this healthier take on the deli classic. Carbohydrate-dense bagels offer a boost of energy, and the extra sodium from the smoked salmon helps with hydration. Yes, even smoked, the fish still contains anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids, one of the main forms of PUFA. Plus, a three-ounce serving of lox gives you more than 100% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin B-12. Substitute a poached egg for cream cheese, which is high in saturated fat, and garnish your breakfast sandwich with red onion, capers or dill.