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Seven healthy breakfast foods that could help you lose weight

HAVE you ever wondered what fitness fanatics eat for breakfast? We reveal seven morning foods that slim people eat.

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Forget bacon sandwiches and chocolate croissants, it’s essential to start the day right with a nutritious breakfast. If you are trying to lose weight and want to keep it off for good, breakfast could be the key.

Although it can be tempting for some dieters to skip breakfast altogether, this will not help you to lose weight.

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There are so many breakfast options: Read here to see the most healthy ones Getty Images

There are so many breakfast options: Read here to see the most healthy ones

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FRESH FRUIT: It is the best option to help you to get the most nutrients from your breakfast

Instead, a filling breakfast that is high in fibre and protein is more likely to help you shed the pounds as it will stop you reaching for sugary snacks throughout the day.

Here are seven healthy breakfast foods that you need to be eating:

You might think that fruit is healthy in all forms, but juice just won’t cut it when it comes to getting your morning health fix.

Fruit contains a sugar called fructose which can be found in juice, but it is only the natural fruit that contains antioxidants and fibres which have a positive effect on your health. Antioxidants will brighten your skin, whilst fibre takes a long time to digest and helps you to feel full for longer.

Fresh fruit is always the best option to help you to get the most nutrients from your breakfast, but frozen fruit is good for a quick fix or using in smoothies.

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WHOLEGRAIN CEREALS: It is crucial to make sure you’re eating the right kind

Not only will tucking into vegetables before 9am make you feel like a health god, they’re also a really filling.

They’re rich in fibre and low in calories too, meaning that they will satisfy your hunger and stop you from snacking later on.

We’re not suggesting you start your day nibbling on a carrot – green smoothies or spinach, mushrooms and eggs are all great options.

Cereal is the ultimate breakfast option if you’re short on time and cash but it is crucial to make sure you’re eating the right kind.

The most important thing is to find a cereal that is high in fibre with at least 7g in every 100g of cereal.

Increasing your fibre intake is a brilliant way to reduce body fat and stops you from eating more during the day. Studies have also proven that wholegrain ingredients help to lower your insulin levels, which then speeds up your body’s fat burning process.

50% wholegrain cereals are best and tend to include ingredients like rolled oats, spelt and barley.

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YOGHURT: Choose greek or natural yoghurts as these won’t have had any sugar added to them

When browsing the supermarket shelves choose greek or natural yoghurts as these won’t have had any sugar added to them.

Their high calcium content strengthens your bones and they also contain protein to keep you feeling fuller for longer. Top it off with honey or fruit if you’re craving a hint of sweetness.

Forget the advice that it’s only the egg whites that are good for you and enjoy the whole thing.

Each egg contains at least 11 different vitamins and minerals and are also packed with omega-3 fats, antioxidants and good proteins.

The protein will help to build your lean muscle as well as curb your hunger. Don’t be put off by the cholesterol content in eggs, experts have found that it won’t raise your blood cholesterol so they’re safe to eat every day.

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HEALTHY: Avocados and eggs are the ultimate breakfast combo

Instead of reaching for butter to spread on your toast try nut butter as a healthier alternative.

Or, if you’re trying to cut down your carb intake then enjoy with slices of apple instead. Check the labels carefully and steer clear of nut butters which have oils, sugar and salts added to them.

Avocados are everywhere at the moment, and for a good reason. They’re packed full of unsaturated fats which help to lower your cholesterol and also control your appetite.

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