How do you like your eggs in the morning? how about sitting atop a tasty vitamin-enriched salad which will energise you for the day ahead?
Eggs are an English breakfast staple, and with good reason. Both the white and the yolk are bursting with vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, B2, B5, and B12, folate, selenium and phosphorous. They are packed with protein - a single large egg contains 6 grams, and are the best dietary source of Choline, an important nutrient used for building and repairing cells, which many diets are lacking in.
Avocado is another highly nutritious food which is ideal for breakfast. A 100 gram serving provides 26% of the recommended daily allowance of Vitamin K, and 20% of the RDA of folate, in addition to 18 other vitamins and minerals, including potassium, copper and zinc. They are full of 'healthy fats' (monounsaturated fatty acid) and provide lots of fibre.
Rocket, or Arugula, to give it its proper name, is from the same family as spinach and kale, and is an excellent source of vitamins C and K which protect the body from disease, and improve bone health respectively. Fresh leaves also pack in plenty of folates (100 grams contain 24% of folic acid)
Cherry tomatoes also contain lots of vitamin C, as well as being the best source of cell-protecting lycopene, amongst a multitude of health benefits.
Vitamin C is essential for the body to produce collagen, which not only gives your skin its youthful elasticity, but is found in bones, muscles and tendons, it is the protein which holds your body together.
Lemon juice is also rich in vitamin C, and boosts your immune system whilst helping you to absorb iron, which can be found in the eggs, the rocket, and the chives.
Finally pesto, despite being high in calories, is full of nutrients, and is great to enjoy as part of a healthy diet.
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