5 new breakfast superfoods

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Published September 19, 2013

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5 new breakfast superfoods

5 new breakfast superfoods

You already know it's important to start your day off right. Now it's time to kick it up a notch nutritionally, with these easy ideas from Jackie Newgent, RD, author of "1,000 Low-Calorie Recipes."

Turmeric

Toss a pinch of ground turmeric into beaten eggs to add earthiness and cancer-fighting antioxidants to a veggie omelet.

Hummus

Schmear half a toasted whole-grain bagel with two tablepoons hummus for a creamy topping packed with fiber and filling protein.

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Flax

Sprinkle 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed in your bowl of oatmeal for brain-boosting omega-3 fats and two extra grams of fiber.

Pistachios

Spread toast with chocolate nut spread; add chopped pistachios for cholesterol-lowering phytosterols.

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Berries

Top pancakes or waffles with one half-cup of mashed raspberries to get more than 20 percent of your daily vitamin C needs.

This article originally appeared on Health.com.

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