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Healthy Breakfast Ideas That Boost Metabolism

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author image Amber Canaan
Amber Canaan has a medical background as a registered nurse in labor and delivery and pediatric oncology. She began her writing career in 2005, focusing on pregnancy and health. Canaan has a degree in science from the Cabarrus College of Health Sciences and owns her own wellness consulting business.
Healthy Breakfast Ideas That Boost Metabolism
Eggs ready for a healthy breakfast. Photo Credit DAJ/amana images/Getty Images

Overview

Metabolism is the process that your body undergoes to convert the food you eat into energy to run your body. Eating breakfast is an important part of a healthy diet, because it revives your body after a night of sleeping, jumpstarting your metabolism. Not all breakfasts are good choices for revving up your metabolism, however. It is important to eat a healthy and well-balanced breakfast in order to properly fuel your body.

Eggs

Eggs are a versatile breakfast food, making them a good choice to start your day. Eggs may be prepared in a variety of ways, and they give your metabolism a boost. Add your favorite vegetables and some low-fat cheese for a healthy omelet. Scrambled egg whites eaten with turkey bacon and fresh fruit provide a low-fat breakfast to please any palate. Fry up an egg in 1 tsp. of olive oil and sandwich it between two slices of whole-grain bread with a slice of tomato and low-fat mayonnaise for a healthy breakfast sandwich to go.

Oats

A bowl of oatmeal is a traditional standby food that makes for a satisfying and healthy breakfast due to its protein and fiber content. One serving of Quaker oatmeal contains 5 g of protein to fill you up and ensure your hunger doesn’t return for a couple of hours. Oatmeal is a good choice for increasing metabolism because of the amount of energy required by the body to digest the food and turn its nutrients into fuel for your body.

Dairy

Yogurt provides a good source of protein and, when combined with fresh fruit, makes for a sweet breakfast food that still works to boost metabolism. Adding a glass of milk to any breakfast will also boost your protein consumption and provide your body with other vitamins and nutrients necessary for health.

Smoothie

Mixing a smoothie with fresh fruit, yogurt, milk, protein powder and natural sweeteners such as honey, agave or Stevia provides a healthy breakfast that may be taken anywhere in the convenience of a cup. For more nutritional value, throw in a handful of fresh spinach leaves for a breakfast shake that will jumpstart your metabolism.

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