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
Store-bought granola is often loaded with added sugar. Use a healthier homemade version to add crunch to your yogurt or oatmeal. To make, chop up a cup of raw nuts (almonds and walnuts are loaded with healthy fats) and mix with ¼ cup of raw seeds and 2 cups of raw, whole rolled oats. Stir everything together in a bowl with a few tablespoons of honey, agave nectar, or maple syrup; 2 tablespoons of coconut oil or another plant-based cooking oil (such as sunflower seed or hazelnut oil); and a pinch of sea salt. Spread on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes at 300º F. Cool before serving or storing.