You know you should have breakfast to start the day right—but not just any breakfast will do. Incorporating healthy fats like these will help keep you satiated and energized until lunchtime.
Staving off the mid-morning stomach growl is as easy as adding good fats to your breakfast. But healthy fats do more than fill you up. Monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) help lower the risk for high cholesterol, which contributes to heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. Found in foods like plant-based oils, nuts, and avocados, good fats also play a role in brain health, boost energy and immune function and help the body absorb carotenoids and vitamins A, D, E, and K.
Here are 10 easy ways to bolster your breakfasts with healthy fats.
Provided by Dr. Oz The Good Life Magazine
Pancakes With Pecans and Berries
If there’s one thing your favorite pancake recipe is missing, it’s a hearty crunch! Pecans contain plenty of heart-healthy fats, plus vitamins and minerals including calcium, magnesium, potassium, and fiber. Adding them to pancakes will help make the meal more filling. To make, mix together your favorite pancake recipe (for a healthier take, try using whole-wheat flour), adding in a ½ cup of toasted pecans to your dry ingredients and topping off your dish with a sprinkle of fresh berries.