One whole egg a day can give the sixty percent of the daily allotment of every mineral, protein and essential nutrients in the book. The essential protein, fat and other nutrients in eggs assist in maintaining the energy levels thus making you feel satisfied for long hours and reduce the requirement of a snack in between the morning and lunch hours.
Importance Of Eggs
1. Eggs score high on the satiety index (the capability of foods to have feelings of fullness and decrease consumption of other calories). A single egg contains folate, vitamin A, B5, B12, B2, phosphorus, selenium and also the required amounts of Vitamin E, K, B6, zinc, calcium etc.
2. Lutein and zeaxanthin are two antioxidants present in eggs. They are known to protect eyes from development of cataracts and macular degeneration in old age. They contain omega-3 fatty acids that can reduce the volume of blood triglycerides.
3. A single egg can contain 100 mg of choline, the essential component used for building cell membranes. Other functions are conducting active signaling functions in the brain etc.
3. Flax Seeds
If you sprinkle ground flaxseed into a bowl of cereals, you have turned the breakfast into a healthy ground consisting of omega-3 fatty acids called as alpha-linoleic acid. Flaxseeds are rich in lignan (the antioxidant is known to prevent breast cancer, cellular health, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-aging properties) and fiber.
Importance Of Flax Seeds
1. The benefits of having flax seeds in breakfast are it can help enhance digestion, give a lustrous skin, reduces cholesterol, decrease the cravings of sugar, balances the hormones in the body, prevents cancer and promotes loss of weight. Flax seeds consist of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, vitamin B1, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and selenium. They also contain good amounts of iron, potassium, zinc, copper and vitamin B6.
2. Mucilage gum content in flax seeds, the gel-forming fiber keeps the food in the small intestine for a subsequent amount of time to enhance absorption of vital nutrients. You can add ground flax seeds to soups, smoothies or salads as part of the diet.
3. Flax seeds can be savored by those who are suffering from gluten sensitivity and have Celiac disease.
Known as a hybrid of two vitamin packed fruits, the orange and pomelo, one of the advantages of grapefruit is it is available all the year around. However, ensure you check with the doctor as the components of grapefruit might interfere with prescription drugs.
Benefits Of Having Grapefruit
1. Contains high levels of potassium (responsible for energy levels; it also relieves the toxins from the body)
2. It has low amounts of sodium, and eliminates high sodium content from the body
3. It enhances the immunity of the body and wards off the attack by free radicals, thus preventing from infected by common ailments such as the cold, cough and flu
4. It also prevents other conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and asthma
5. Contains citrus limonoids that play a vital role in preventing cancerous cells from spreading to other parts of the body. Limonoids prevent cancers in the skin, mouth, breast, colon, stomach and lungs. Another important component in grape fruit is (carotenoid phytonutrient) lycopene, known for reducing tumors and assisting in colon health.
6. The pectin fiber in grape fruit is water soluble and reduces atherosclerosis (development). It can lower the levels of LDL cholesterol in the blood.
7. It contains a rich source of vitamin B9 or folate – essential for proper functioning of brain.