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We asked 17 doctors what they eat for breakfast and this is their No. 1 pick

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Some days, breakfast seems impossible, like a goal just out of reach. But putting together a nutritious breakfast is easier than you might think.

TODAY.com spoke to 17 cardiologists, oncologists, neurologists, gastroenterologists and dentists to learn more about their healthiest breakfast ideas — and how their expertise factors into their morning food choices.

In general, the experts follow similar guidelines when it comes to food, typically informed by the Mediterranean diet, the DASH diet or the MIND diet. Research suggests that following the principles of these diets can lower blood pressure, reduce the risk for certain cancers and lower your chances of developing neurological issues, such as Alzheimer’s disease.

What these three meal plans have in common are a focus on whole foods, especially vegetables, fruit, whole grains, leafy greens, legumes, olive oil, nuts and lean protein. People following these diets also typically avoid heavily processed foods and limit red meat, alcohol and sweets.

But what does that look like in practice? Here’s how 17 doctors and experts across medical specialties use the principles of these diets to make quick, healthy, filling breakfasts every day.

What is the healthiest breakfast to eat?

Oatmeal with berries, seeds and nuts

Oatmeal came up again and again as a healthy, fiber-rich favorite. So what is it about oatmeal that makes it such a good option?

Steel-cut oats are “high in fiber, including the soluble fiber beta-glucan, which keeps the gut regular and prevents constipation,” gastroenterologist Dr. Wendy Ho, health sciences clinical professor at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, told TODAY.com previously.

Like many of the experts TODAY.com spoke to, Dr. Jennifer McQuade tops her steel-cut oats with a combination nuts and seeds — like flax seeds, hemp hearts or pumpkin…

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