Are you on a plant-based diet but don’t know which foods to have for breakfast? We asked, Director of Fry Family Food Co, Tammy Fry to share six foods to eat for breakfast if you are on a plant-based diet.
Oats – Oats contain large amounts of beta- glucan, a type of soluble fiber, which help reduce LDL and total cholesterol levels, reduce blood sugar, helps with increased feeling of fullness, increases the growth of good bacteria in the digestive tract.
Banana – High in fibre, energy-booster, ease digestion and is loaded with essential vitamins and minerals such as potassium, calcium, manganese, magnesium, iron, folate, niacin, riboflavin, and B6.
Ground flax – Flaxseeds contain pmega-3 essential fatty acids, "good" fats that have been shown to have heart-healthy effects assist in sharper brain functioning and overall recovery.
Fry’s Kasha – This is an added plant protein, free of cholesterol and low in saturated fat.
Fortified soy milk – This is naturally free of cholesterol and low in saturated fat. It also contains no lactose. Soybeans and soy milk are a good source of protein, calcium, and potassium, and help to balance hormones in both men and women with its ability to act as a ‘selective estrogen receptor modulator,’ meaning the body experiences both pro-estrogenic effects in areas where estrogen is beneficial and anti-estrogenic effects where estrogen causes harm.
Berries - Blueberries are packed with antioxidants that help reduce oxidative stress, and in turn, your risk for cancer. Blueberries, blackberries and raspberries have the highest antioxidant activity of commonly consumed fruits, next to pomegranates.
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