Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, because it’s the start of our day and if we get out of the house on the wrong foot, then our whole day will follow its course. It’s true that lunch should be richer and more colorful, however breakfast is all about choosing the right ingredients, which will give you the right kick of your day.
Here’s a list of 15 to DO and DON’T eat on an empty stomach:
- DO- EGGS
Eggs are a great start of the day. They are rich in protein and plenty of nutritive ingredients which will be a perfect booster of your metabolism as well as a great booster of your energy levels. Eggs are known to cut your daily calorie intake as well as supply you with sufficient nutritive ingredients.
- DON’T- CITRUS FRUITS
Oranges, grapefruits and lemons are notoriously famous for being extremely healthy and loaded with vitamin C, however they are not the best call for breakfast. This is due to the presence of fruit acidity which may be the cause of heartburn as well as increase the risk of gastric ulcers and gastritis.
- DO- WATERMELON
Unlike the citrus fruits, this fruit has all it takes to have a great start of the day. First of all, it contains a lot of water, second of all it’s great for your eye and heart health, due to the lycopene presence. This fruit should be on your breakfast menu!
- DON’T- SPICY FOOD
Spicy food in general can be good and beneficial, but that’s surely not the best option first thing in the morning. It may irritate your whole digestive system and therefore be the cause of heartburn and it may damage the gastric mucosa. So you may want to consider postponing your curry dish until lunch.
- DO- OATMEAL
If you want to have the perfect breakfast in the morning, start your day with oatmeal. It protects your stomach from hydrofluoric acid as well as protects your stomach from getting damaged or irritated. Oatmeal contains soluble fiber which is great for your metabolism as well as for lowering your cholesterol.
- DON’T- BANANA
If you eat a banana first thing in the morning, you will increase the magnesium levels in your blood, which later results in heart problems. Banana can be a healthy snack, but you should definitely avoid it on an empty stomach.
- DO- HONEY
If you thought that coffee can wake you up in the morning, you thought wrong. Honey will shake your organism in the morning and increase your energy levels as well as improve your mood, because it increases the serotine hormone- the one responsible for your happiness. It also awakens the brain and you will be more productive and focused throughout the entire day.
- DON’T- SODAS AND CARBONATED BEVERAGES
Unless it’s a freshly made smoothie or juice, there isn’t anything that could replace water in the morning and sodas and carbonated drinks are definitely not on your healthy list. Not for breakfast, nor lunch. You should avoid Coke or any other drinks full with sugar. Those drinks will only slow down your metabolism and give you the feeling of being bloated the entire day.
- DO- BUCKWHEAT
If we want a nutritive and rich-in-vitamins and minerals meal, buckwheat is the best choice. Rich in vitamins and minerals, especially iron, buckwheat will boost your metabolism. It’s also a great source of protein and a powerful energy booster.
- DON’T- GREEN VEGGIES
Green vegetables will be the perfect choice for a salad during lunch, but this is not the same for breakfast. Raw green veggies are rich in amino acids which may lead to the feeling of a heartburn as well as flatulence. If you feel an abdominal pain, you can also blame the green veggies, because they will only irritate your stomach, if consumed on an empty stomach.
- DO- BLUEBERRIES
Small in size, big in nutritive value. Eating blueberries in the morning is a great start of your day. Blueberries are notoriously famous for improving your memory, concentration and focus as well as promoting your metabolism and regulating your blood pressure. Consume them on a daily basis and you’ll feel the difference.
- DON’T- TOMATOES
You can put tomatoes in the same group as green veggies, because they should go with your lunch, instead of with your breakfast. They contain tannic acid which irritates your stomach and may be responsible for gastric ulcers and heartburn. You may want to postpone its consumption until later in your day.
- DO- CORNMEAL PORRIDGE
Cornmeal porridge will be a great detox for your body and a great start of the day. It removes toxins and heavy metal from the organism as well as improves the intestinal microflora. It’ll increase your energy levels as well as provide you with many nutritive ingredients.
- DON’T- PEAR
Another fruit which is healthy, but not recommended for breakfast consumption. Due to the crude fiber, present in the pears, it may lead to damage of the mucous membrane and create an unpleasant feeling in your stomach.
- DO- NUTS
Eating nuts during breakfast time will improve your digestion and restore the normal pH levels in your stomach. Eat a handful of unsalted nuts a day and this will be a great start of your morning.
Breakfast is really the most important meal of the day, because your morning will reflect on your entire day and why not starting your day with a positive energy and healthy food.