10 Toast Toppings That Will Improve Your Life… Or At Least Your Morning

Much like drawing a stick figure or shopping at Staples, toast is easy. Then again, much like drawing a stick figure or shopping at Staples, toast is boring. Why are we punishing ourselves with easy and boring breakfasts? We must strive to be better. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, after all. Amp up your morning with 10 toast toppings that are both simple and have tons of health benefits.

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by Corinne Caputo

Happiness Toast

Peanut Butter and Bananas: Bananas are full of tryptophan, which is said to boost moods, and peanut butter is a great source of protein and an energy booster. (Plus, you can substitute peanut butter for Nutella if you’re big on hazelnuts.)

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Communication Toast

Strawberries and Cheese: The anthocyanins in strawberries are said to boost short term memory, and the calcium in cheese helps promote nerve transmission and cell communication. Awesome!

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Cancer Fighting Toast

Avocado and Jalapeños: Avocados help fight free radicals in the body and a recent study shows that jalapeños might be able to fight cancer cells too! And avocados can make your lunch better, too.

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Hydrating Toast

Cucumbers: Since cukes are 95 percent water they keep you hydrated while helping to eliminate toxins.

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Bone Health Toast

Olives and Feta: Consuming olives is said to lead to decreased loss of total bone mass and feta cheese provides the calcium you need to keep those bones strong.

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Athlete's Toast

Figs and Honey: Ancient Olympic athletes would eat honey and dried figs to enhance their performance, and modern studies have shown that this combination improves recovery time after a workout.

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Moody Toast

Tuna: The omega-3 fats in tuna have tons of health benefits including boosting moods. Have a pleasant day with tuna on toast.

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Anti-Aging Toast

Tomato and Basil: The vitamin A in tomatoes helps make hair strong and shiny while the anti-inflammatory benefits of basil helps relieve arthritis. Stay young forever!

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Vision Toast

Eggs and Cheddar Cheese: Egg yolks are packed with lutein and zeaxanthin, two antioxidants that have been shown to ward off macular degeneration, and the vitamin A in cheddar cheese promotes good vision.

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Brain Toast

Smoked Salmon: Salmon is also full of omega-3, which is suggested to ease the symptoms of ADHD and help brain development and production.

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