If you were offered a pill that would boost your mood, help you lose weight and lower your risk of serious disease including heart disease, diabetes and cancer, you probably wouldn't think twice before taking it. In fact, you'd probably request a bottle. Unfortunately, that pill doesn't exist yet -- however, there are about a dozen "superfoods" that can do the job just as well. Some of our breakfast favorites include:
- Nuts and seeds
- Tea (green or black, your preference)
- Low-fat yogurt
It's easy to incorporate these superfoods into your diet. For example try tossing a handful (about an ounce) of omega-3 rich walnuts and antioxidant-loaded blueberries into a bowl of oatmeal or yogurt. Some other superfoods to consider, even though they're not typical breakfast fare, are broccoli, onions, garlic, tomatoes and dark leafy greens. Try whipping up a veggie omelet or frittata using these ingredients for a super breakfast.