Are breakfasts protein and fat for everyone?
The first meal of the day plays a very important role in the functioning of the body. Many people choose to eat a breakfast that contains protein and fat. But is it suitable for everyone? Who should choose this type of list in the first place?
High-protein and fat-rich breakfasts - are they an option for everyone?
The trend of high-protein and high-fat breakfasts doesn't seem to be slowing down and gaining new followers every day. No wonder, because meals that are primarily based on protein and healthy fats have many benefits. First of all, it is worth noting their beneficial
effect in maintaining optimal blood sugar levels, which is very positive for people who have problems with abnormal blood sugar levels. A small amount of carbohydrates or their complete absence in a meal reduces the risk of uncontrolled insulin secretion. This in turn reduces the risk of feeling sleepy and tired.
Rapid rises in glucose and insulin are closely related to levels of cortisol, the so-called stress hormone. As is known, high levels of cortisol and its abnormal secretion are the cause of a number of abnormalities (such as increased oxidative stress and oxygen free radicals, or excess body fat). With a breakfast rich in protein and fat, you can reduce this phenomenon and even take care of regulating the daily secretion of stress hormone.
We also should not forget that a breakfast with protein and fat is more filling than a classic meal with a lot of carbohydrates. Proteins and fats, by their synthesis, are digested more slowly than the sugars listed above. The gradual release of the energy they contain leads to a longer feeling of satiety, which can be very useful, for example, when losing weight. In addition, these breakfasts are a very good solution for all those on low carb or ketogenic diets.
What foods are suitable for protein and fatty breakfasts?
The list of foods that can be used in the composition of breakfast with protein and fat is quite long. Although many people may think that a fatty meal that contains only protein is just a solid serving of fatty meat, there are actually many other options. So what can you use to prepare your meal?
In the case of proteins, fish and seafood are good options, as are all products belonging to the dairy group, such as cheese, yogurt, kefir and yogurt. Eggs are also very valuable because they combine proteins and fats in the same way. Protein supplements are equally beneficial (eg Olimp Sport Nutrition - 100% Whey Protein Complex). Don't forget plant-
based products like soybeans, tofu, chickpeas, beans and peas. When it comes to fats, avocados, olive oil, MCT oil (such as Olimp MCT Oil) or different types of seeds and nuts (including sauces and creams such as Olimp 100% Peanut Butter Sauce) will prove valuable.