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Healthy Breakfast Ideas That Boost Metabolism

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


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 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.

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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.


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.


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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