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
Chia Seed Breakfast Bowl
Have a minute? That’s all it takes to prepare this energy-boosting breakfast starring the chia seed, another omega-3 superfood. Chia seeds are chock-full of amino acids like tryptophan that help regulate appetite, as well as nutrients like calcium and phosphorus for strong teeth and bones. To make, the night before, mix together ¼ cup of chia seeds with ¼ cup almond milk (enough to saturate all the seeds). Cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, stir in blueberries, slivered almonds (also a source of healthy fat), agave nectar, or honey and a dash of cinnamon to taste.