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Wake up to health: Boost your day with these breakfast ideas

There is no excuse tot aking your breakfast lightly. Studies after studies have proven beyond doubt that a healthy meal can fuel up your entire day. Take a cue from these quick-fix breakfast ideas, all under 20 minutes!

health and fitness Updated: Feb 06, 2015 19:33 IST
Deekshita Baruah
Deekshita Baruah
Hindustan Times
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Your day, they say, is just as good as your breakfast. Yet, it is the first casualty of yet another modern day reality: that crazy, dreaded schedule most of us struggle to cope with.

But here's what we have to say: there is no excuse to taking your breakfast lightly. Studies after studies have proven beyond doubt that a healthy meal can fuel up your entire day. Stay healthy, take a cue from these quick-fix breakfast ideas, all under 20 minutes!

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Benefits:
*Studies suggest green apple's fibres help cleanse the system and boost metabolism.
*Almonds are good to keep cardiovascular and other metabolic diseases at bay.
*Pomegranate is high on fibre and vitamins and low on calories.
*Watermelon has significant levels of vitamin B-6, magnesium, potassium and zinc.
*Cornflakes is a good source of vitamins, minerals, folate, dietary fibre, as well as proteins and carbohydrates.
*Orange reduces the risk of kidney stones and helps in lowering cholesterol.

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Benefits:
*Milk is a good source of calcium, vitamin D, protein and riboflavin.
*Eggs promote healthy hair and nails.
*Bananas are a good shield against Type-II diabetes, aid weight loss and even strengthen the nervous system.

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Benefits:
*Dieticians say that paneer helps build strong bones and teeth, and also prevents osteoporosis. A good source of protein, it also reduces cancer risk and helps in lower, back and joint pain.
*Tomato is good to modulate insulin levels and maintain collagen, the skin's support system owing to its high vitamin C content.

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Benefits:
*Cereal provides protein and is good for those suffering from Vitamin B deficiency.
*Hung yoghurt is a great energy booster. It also hydrates your body and works as an antioxidant.
*Pumpkin seeds are packed with fibre, vitamins, minerals, and a number of other antioxidants.
*Sunflower seeds are good for those suffering from joint pain, gastric ulcers, skin eruptions and asthma.
*Flax seeds are a powerhouse of nutrients. It helps reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes.

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Benefits:
*Eggplant contains nasunin that helps remove excess iron from the body. This brings down the risk of getting heart attacks.
*Whole-grain bread helps reduce cardiovascular and diabetes risks.
*Mozzarella cheese can help protect tooth enamel and maintain bone structure.
*Roasted red peppers contain plenty of vitamin C, which can help power up your immune system and keep your skin youthful.

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Benefits:
*Tomato is good to modulate insulin levels and maintain collagen, the skins support system owing to its high levels of vitamin C.
*Cucumber has significant levels of vitamin A, vitamin B and vitamin C- all these boost immunity, give you energy, and keep you radiant.
*Carrots are rich in anti-oxidants, vitamins and dietary fibres.

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Benefits:
*Eggs promote healthy hair and nails.
*Loaded with a host of trace minerals and vitamins, spinach alkalizes the body.
*Thyme is high on vitamin A and C and is also a good source of iron, manganese, copper, and fibre.