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Eight Power Foods To Start Your Working Day With Maximum Energy

By June 15, 2014May 29th, 2021Technology News, Uncategorized

fruits-82524_640Are you looking to kick start your mornings and put yourself into overdrive so you can have a more productive day? If so, then try these super foods for breakfast, alternating them according to taste to give yourself some variety, and see what a difference they make for you.

Orange Juice

Nothing gives you a faster, better pick-me-up in the mornings than a big glass of OJ. With or without pulp, doesn’t matter, but that shot of sugary goodness and vitamin C first thing in the morning will send you off to start your day in rocket propelled fashion. Add at least one glass of orange juice to your daily breakfast routine, but if you love the stuff, don’t stop at just one.

Oatmeal

I know, I know, it sounds boring and dull, but oatmeal has all the good stuff your body needs in it to see you off to a great start. It’s okay to add a little sugar or honey to the mix, at your preference, but go easy on it. You might think sugar is a great way to start the day, but nothing crashes faster than blood sugar. You’ll have 1-2 hours tops, then you’ll start crashing and lose more than you gained. If you’re drinking the orange juice from above, that should be all the sugar you need.

Fruit and Cheese

Half an apple and 1% cottage cheese will do wonders for you and may fill that craving your sweet tooth is bothering you with.

Greek Yogurt

Filled with calcium and protein, these will leave you feeling fuller, longer. They have the added benefit of being sold in convenient packaging and come in a wide variety of flavors, so there’s something for everyone here.

Grapefruit

Especially if you’re trying to shed a few unwanted pounds, grapefruit can be a fantastic start to your day. If you need to sweeten it up a bit, steer clear of the sugar but help yourself to a strategic dash of honey. If you’re not a fan of the native taste of the fruit, that does wonders to make it more palatable.

Eggs

What’s old is new again. Eggs spent a number of years out of favor for being high in cholesterol, but now, they’re once again the darlings of the medical community, being a high source of protein and vitamin D. If you use an egg substitute, you can get around the fact that one yolk contains about sixty percent of your daily cholesterol limits. But you’d be crazy to do that – a free range egg actually helps reduce cholesterol, according to some research

Almond Butter

Comparable to peanut butter, with about 100 calories per tablespoon, this marvelous spread on some wheat toast will not only fortify, but its vaguely sweet flavor will leave your sweet tooth satisfied to boot. Even better, it leaves you feeling full for a long time after you eat it.

Blueberries

Filled with flavor and things good for your body like antioxidants, blueberries are not only good to eat, but they’re also one of the super foods with cancer fighting properties. There’s nothing quite like having something delicious for breakfast that’s good for you in so many different ways. In fact, if it has the word “berry” in it, it’s a sure fire super food.

And there you have it. An assortment of eight different super foods to jump start your work day!

Jason Manteiga

Jason Manteiga

Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.

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