Making healthy choices for breakfast

(First in a four part series about eating healthy)

You always hear that saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and that saying has a lot of truth behind it. When it comes to breakfast you want something quick, but many times those quick breakfast items are not so healthy. So when it comes to breakfast foods what should you eat and what should you avoid? Below we take a closer look at many common breakfast foods and detail if they are healthy or not.
Cereals
There are many different brands and kinds of cereals to choice from. Many cereals are pre-sweetened and are nothing but “boxed candy”. Choose unsweetened, whole-grain breakfast cereals as an alternate to pre-sweetened cereals.
Eggs
Eggs are a great source of protein. Eggs help you feel full and are a great source of lutein, which helps keep your eyes healthy. No matter how you prepare your eggs they are a great way to start your morning
Bacon and Sausage
Bacon and Sausage may be two of the worst things you can eat for breakfast. They are both high in saturated fat and are also very high in sodium.
Pancakes
Pancakes are a decent choice for breakfast. Avoid loading them with syrup though.
Toast
100% whole-grain toast is a better bet over regular white bread. Also wheat bread is a great alternative to white bread.
Fruit
Eating fruit for breakfast is a good choice because fruit is low in calories and rich in nutrients. Try adding fruit to your whole-grain cereal for something different.
Keep in mind that you can still some of these unhealthy foods from time to time, but just don’t make it something you eat daily.
Some may just want to skip breakfast altogether because you are in a hurry, but that really won’t cut you many calories at all. Those who tend to skip breakfast are more likely to be overweight because they eat too much later in the day. There is nothing wrong with a quick breakfast as long as it is a healthy one.