Add fat to your breakfast

Add fat to your breakfast

Just as we know breakfast is a very important meal for the day, it is very important to balance it too. Predominantly carbohydrates are always present in the form of bread and cornflakes. Proteins come in the form of eggs and milk. But what about fat? Fat usually is very less in breakfast rather than other meals.

I say including some fat in this meal is very important. As our body needs to function well and also helps you to fill up. Keeps you active and energetic for your morning shuttle to office or at home once you start vacuuming and cleaning.

The best choices are the ones which give you the healthy fats such as the mono unsaturated fats.

Adding nuts is very helpful. Especially for kids, very active people and pregnant women.

A dash of olive oil to the veggies in the sandwich can help and so also flaxseeds which are very rich in omega-3 fats.

Avocado is the best choice which has twin benefits as it is a fruit as well as gives you the good fats. It is a very good start for a day as it has fiber which can stabilize your blood sugars as well provide Vitamin B and E.

It can be added in a sandwich or a salad along with other veggies or it can be mashed and be applied on bread slices.

A thin layer of low fat butter which is fortified with Vitamin A and E is also equally good.

Stay away from fats such as ghee, full fat butter, deep fried food which are all very harmful for health.

High energy but yet calorie controlled snacks can help you to be charged through out the day.

Sanjana M Shenoy is a A dietitian from Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Having worked as a Dietitian for the Manipal Group of Hospitals namely KMC hospital Mangalore, India. She is also a consultant for corporate's like Infosys and others, conducting talks and presentations for various associations and local television shows. She consults at her Diet and Nutrition clinic "Nutrihealth" in Mangalore. Also is a visiting consultant to various hospitals in and around Mangalore and also runs an active online consultation.

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