Are you really taking high protein breakfast?

How to make your breakfast interesting and healthy?

This simple twist in the morning schedule will help you keep a check on your calorie intake throughout the day. The amount of carbohydrates is usually more than required, in a typical breakfast. However, you are not required to worry about this. All the ingredients of breakfast could be made healthier as well as interesting, with little modifications. For instance, the usual pancake can get better with the inclusion of fruits and whole grains. The overall idea of nutrition experts behind this is to include some protein in your carbohydrates loaded morning, so as to pull brakes on unhealthy eating.  It is even more important for those suffering from diabetes as diet plays a very important role in worsening the condition. 

Why right meal is important for your health?

Researchers have found in a study that meals that contain higher protein helps in reducing the food cravings and keeps a check on the appetite in men who are following a low calorie diet. Similarly, another research has found the intake of high-protein in first meal has actually helped in promoting weight loss in overweight adolescents over a period of 3 months.

So, what’s the deal? The deal is pretty simple. In case, your breakfast has something hearty for which body needs longer time for digestion and steadies the hormone that keeps a check on your appetite and blood sugar, you’ll likely take smaller lunch.

How to increase more protein to your breakfast?

Given below are simple ways to add more protein to your existing breakfast options:

  • Take toast along with 2 Tbsp of hummus with sliced hard boiled egg.
  • You should add sliced ham to wraps and sandwiches.
  • Use greek yogurt instead of simple yogurt to double the protein.
  • Use one cup of soy milk or low fat for making oatmeal, instead of water.
  • Add 2 Tbsp of chia seeds or hemp to smoothies.
  • Add ¼ cup of almonds or walnuts to your oatmeal or cereal
  • If you are using oats for making porridge, use quinoa instead
  • Blend in 2 Tbsp of any nut butter or almond butter to your smoothies
  • Instead of syrup or butter, you should spread 2 Tbsp of nut butter on your waffles or toast.

These are the simple ways to turn your carbohydrate loaded breakfast to protein loaded meal. You can have your morning routine packed with desired proteins with the help of these high protein breakfast ideas. You will experience a complete change in your body after making a slight change to your breakfast as mentioned above. You should give a try to any of these recipes that are not just protein rich but delicious to eat as well. With these appetizing options, you can find the perfect answer for the protein craving of your body that too with satisfaction, and of course without sacrificing the flavor or variety.

Happy Eating from Thydoc

Dr. Divaanshu Gupta

Dr. Divaanshu Gupta is a cardiac anaesthesiologist in Manipal Hospital, Jaipur. He has done his M.B.B.S. as well as M.D. Anaesthesia from S.M.S. Medical College. He has a vast experience of working in various critical care units of government as well as corporate hospitals.

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