3 Simple Breakfast Foods To Start The Day Right

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Start your day right and get lifelong benefits.

Eating a good breakfast is literally a foundation for good health. And, as we’ve been discovering, good health is reflected in our body, our skin, and, of course, our teeth. Many of us skip breakfast because we don’t have the time, often exchanging the perfect way to start our day with a diet soft drink or a cup of coffee. We struggle with drowsiness later in the day, or a sluggish metabolism down the road, simply because we don’t have the habit of starting each day right.

We don’t have to let a lack of time get in the way of a chance to build good health and good habits. Three simple breakfast meals can get the day jump-started in the right direction, all with very little fuss.

1. Fruit and Cheese

Cheese is actually a superfood for your teeth. While we might be tempted to give up cheese thinking that it doesn’t have a place in a weight-loss plan, for example, cheese has so many benefits that it would be a shame to miss out. Cheese helps make the mouth less acidic, and provides valuable calcium and phosphorus that your teeth need. If weight loss is a concern, select lower-fat varieties of cheese. An piece of fruit and a few cubes of cheese are a great way to get a day going.

2. Pizza in the Morning

No, we’re not talking about last night’s leftovers, but a twist on the idea of a pizza for those who are a bit more adventurous with their breakfast. Consider a slice of whole-grain crusty bread, spread with ricotta cheese and a few slices of tomato. Add some zip with a few sprinkles of basil, or even just salt and pepper. Tomatoes are packed with fiber, and Vitamin A and C. Ricotta cheese is high in calcium, omega fatty acids, and protein.

3. Breakfast Burrito

Eggs (particularly egg whites, if we want to cut out the fat) are good for us, but they lack the fiber we need in our diet. Mix up some scrambled eggs with a slice of Canadian bacon and a slice of cheddar cheese, roll it up in a whole wheat tortilla wrap, and we have a perfect breakfast meal on the go. Add a few peppers or seasonings to perk it up. Not only are we getting the benefits of cheese, we’re getting protein, fiber, and choline, a substance which promotes brain health and of which eggs are one of the highest sources.

As always, brush after eating. Many fruits (including those tomatoes) are acidic and can be hard on your teeth. Bread can become lodged in our teeth. Take advantage of the health benefits of these foods, certainly, but don’t forget to brush and floss after eating.