Nutritionist, Lisa Moskovitz, explains that breakfast has an important role in supporting the immune system. Therefore, the breakfast menu should consist of foods that contain protein, rich in fiber, carbohydrates, and anti-inflammatory fats.
That is, leaving that food group in breakfast can lower immunity and have other negative effects on overall health. "A breakfast menu high in sugar and anti-inflammatory saturated fats such as pastries, sugary cereals, or processed meats, can cause energy levels to rise and fall, decrease concentration, and even mood swings throughout the day," Moskovitz said.
Moskovitz says adding protein, fiber-rich carbohydrates, and healthy fats to the breakfast menu is key to maintaining a healthy immune system. While breakfast is high in sugar or fatty, it can lower immunity.
"It's okay to enjoy muffins or bacon once in a while, but if you want to keep your body strong, make a nutrient-dense breakfast," explains Moskovitz.
Especially with the upcoming holiday season, it's important to set healthy eating habits that can keep you healthy, while still enjoying the foods you love with family and friends.
So, leave the breakfast menu sweet and fatty. Instead, choose nutrient-rich foods like avocados and eggs, or oatmeal with fruits.