With the rise of Instagrammable cafes and brunch culture, it can be all too tempting to opt for the more delicious (and often sugar filled) breakfast options such as waffles, pastries or pancakes, often paired with chocolate, ice cream and sugary icing.
The after-hours bulk billing doctors at House Call Doctor have put together a guide for the healthiest breakfast food options you should consider for your next morning meal.
A number of studies have shown eggs reduce calorie intake and help maintain healthy blood sugar levels. They also contain antioxidants which prevent eye disorders.
Berries and Greek yogurt
Greek yogurt can be a good source of probiotics which are great for your gut health. Topping your yogurt with berries increases your intake of vitamins, minerals and fibre. Popular berries include blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and blackberries.
Banana and oats
Oats contain a unique fibre which has many health benefits including reduced cholesterol. Topping your oats with banana ensures you also get a good level of potassium.
Chia seed pudding
Chia seeds are very small yet have more fibre than most other breakfast options. In the pudding, you could also add fruit such as berries or bananas, and a full cream milk substitute such as almond milk, coconut milk or oat milk.
If you are in a rush and need a quick nutrient-dense food to start your day, nuts can be a great option. Some nuts have been shown to improve heart disease risk factors, reduce insulin resistance and decrease inflammation. They are also high in magnesium, potassium and healthy fats. You can either enjoy them on their own, or add them to other meals such as pudding, yogurt, cereal or dried fruits.