Getting out of bed in the morning isn’t easy, but when you have a gorgeous plate of fruity breakfast waiting for you, mornings can be much bearable. Loaded with vitamins, antioxidants, and phytonutrients, we suggest to try a wide array of food combos to ward off inflammation, ease digestion, restore the glow of your skin, combat various diseases, and charge your body for the day ahead. Here are some excellent food combos to try this week!
The Anti-Inflammatory Breakfast
Pineapple contains a repository of Vitamin C, as well as an enzyme known as Bromelin, which is known to stimulate protein digestion, boost immune system, and reduce inflammation. Pineapples are also rich in manganese, a naturally occurring mineral that is known for its antioxidant properties, helps maintain a healthy metabolism, and aids growth. Pineapple and its compounds are also known to combat cancer and ease symptoms of Arthritis. Combine them with blueberries, which are loaded with essential vitamins and antioxidants, especially Anthocyanin, to amp up their prowess. Blueberries are known to boost immunity and brain health, undo the damages of a high fat diet, and reduce risks of cardiovascular diseases. Add cherries to the mix for delivering a stronger anti-inflammatory punch, since cherries are rich in vitamins that strengthen your metabolism, lower hypertension, and keep cardiovascular diseases at bay. Add these scrumptious fruits to a cup of yogurt, blend them into a smoothie, or top them on your pancakes; this anti-inflammatory trio is perfect for fueling your mornings.
The Immune-boosting Plate
Feeling a little run down? This scrumptious trio can give your immune system the boost it needs to support your overall health. High in nutrient but low in calories, grapefruit is often touted for its immune boosting properties. Loaded with antioxidants and vitamin C, grapefruit helps your cells from harmful bacteria and viruses. Grapefruit also contains vitamin A, B, zinc, copper and iron, which all work together to promote immune system function and fight against inflammation. Rich in both vitamins A and C, strawberry is also famous for bolstering your immune function. Rich in antioxidants, strawberries are also known for preventing heart diseases, macular degeneration, diabetes, and even cancer. Not to mention, kiwi is also rich in Vitamin C, which helps to support your immune system. This is an excellent fruit plate to eat in your breakfast to make sure your immune system is good to go for the day.
The Anti-Oxidant Power House
Incorporating antioxidant rich fruits, such as Goji berries, raspberries, and red grapes into your diet helps your body fight free radical damage and keeps you looking radiant. There is a reason Goji berries are touted as super foods; rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, Goji berries contain unique antioxidants known as Lycium barbarum polysaccharides, which help keep heart diseases and cancer at bay, and keep you looking youthful. Similarly, Raspberries are a great source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, manganese and antioxidants, which contribute to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Add red grapes to the mix for an anti-oxidant punch, since resveratrol in red grapes is popular for its antioxidant and anti-aging properties. Grapes are also rich in compounds called lutein and zeaxanthin, which minimize the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays.
If you are looking to detoxify, you need foods that will help flush toxins out of your system. To construct a detoxification plate, start with watermelons. Not only does watermelon contain a detoxifying agent called glutathione, it also contains 92% of water. Water melon also contains vitamins A and C as well as lycopene. Why not drizzle lemon juice on top, since lemon has excellent antibacterial and antiviral qualities. Top it up with a handful of Goji berries which pack a super antioxidant punch, as well as being a rich source of choline, iron, and vitamins A, B, C, and E that are needed for the detoxification process.
The Plate That Gives you Wings
The next time you want to combat the Monday blues or simply prepare your body for pre-workout, we suggest you start your mornings with a nutrient-rich Avocado. Pair it with a banana, since they provide us with quick energy and an apple to keep you full for long periods of time! This trio will replenish and keep you going for hours.
Share on Pinteres
Share on Pin