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
Southwestern Omelet With Guacamole
When it comes to keeping us full for hours, few breakfast foods come close to the hefty omelet. Why not add an ever-versatile avocado? Mash up 1/3 to ½ of an avocado with fresh lime juice and a few spices like salt and red and black pepper to make a fresh guacamole. Heat avocado oil or grapeseed oil in a skillet, then add 2-3 eggs to prepare an omelet filled with the guacamole and a southwestern spread of tomatoes, onions and black beans.