Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Why not start the day off on the right foot with one of these 3 delicious choices that are healthy, easy and sure to give you the early morning boost you need!
Tropical Yogurt with Cinnamon Toast
1 Take 6 ozs. Fage Total 0 percent Greek Yogurt, 1/4 tsp. coconut extract, 6 pieces dried mango, 2 slices cinnamon-raisin bread.
Mix coconut extract into yogurt, and sprinkle chopped mango on top. Enjoy cinnamon-raisin bread toasted.
Total: 394 calories.
Orange-Pomegranate Ricotta Toast
2 Take 1/4 cup low-fat ricotta cheese, 2 tsp. honey, 1 slice whole-wheat toast, 1 navel orange, 1 Tbsp. pomegranate seeds, 3/4 tsp. nutmeg.
Mix low-fat ricotta with honey, and spread on whole-wheat toast. Top with remaining ingredients.
Total: 291 calories.
Berry Breakfast Smoothie
3 Take 1 banana, cut into chunks, 1/2 cup nonfat milk, 1/4 cup frozen unsweetened blueberries, 1/4 cup frozen unsweetened strawberries, 1 tsp. peanut butter, 1/2 tsp. honey.
In a blender, combine the banana, milk, blueberries, strawberries, peanut butter, and honey. Process about 1 minute, or until the consistency of a thick milkshake.
Total: 225 calories.
When high-fat and high-calorie foods are consumed regularly, our brain’s ability to regulate hunger cues, and calorie intake gets reduced. A new study has shown evidence of how continuously eating a fatty diet seems to disrupt the neurological pathway between the brain and the gut.
The cells in charge of signaling the brain when we’ve had enough food are called astrocytes. According to new research published in The Journal of Physiology, calorie intake is regulated in the short term by astrocytes (large star-shaped cells in the brain that regulate many different functions of neurons in the brain). Astrocytes also control the signaling pathway between the brain and the gut, a path that can get interrupted by high calorie diets.