Skipping breakfast is one of the biggest mistakes we can make in preparing for a productive day. Often we are in a rush, we’ve overslept or we’re preparing for traffic and think we don’t have the time to fortify ourselves properly.
Many people think a pastry and a cup of coffee is what breakfast is all about. Empty calories and a burst of caffeine will only travel so far, spiking your energy for a short time and then dropping you down so that you need a refill in order to keep the upward cycle going.
Looking Upon Breakfast with Wisdom
At Live Well Holistic Health, we are here to tell you that breakfast is an essential meal and should never be skipped over overlooked when it comes to its benefits. Breaking your fast from your night of sleep should be looked upon with wisdom. This is the moment when you are setting yourself up for the day, fortifying yourself with foods that enhance energy and mental focus.
Balancing Blood Sugar and Weight Control
Eating a healthy breakfast helps to balance blood sugar levels, which averts the fatigue and irritability that can occur when you eat a sugary meal or no meal at all. A consciously prepared breakfast also helps with weight control, as it reduces the need to fill up on carbs later on in the day.
Providing Energy and Focus
A good breakfast will give you energy, along with improving focus and mood. Children who eat a full breakfast generally pay more attention in school and achieve higher grades.
Live Well Holistic Health Suggestions
Combining the proper foods is essential when planning your breakfast menu. Here are some Live Well Holistic Health suggestions for boosting health and maintaining a strong immune system:
One of the most important factors in determining the basis of your morning meal is combining specific foods to create a good balance. Specific foods will enhance each other, bringing you the ultimate in fortification that will last you until lunch and even beyond.
Whole grains are important, whether they are waffles, pancakes, or delicious breads. Spreading almond, peanut, or cashew butter on whole grain toast makes a wonderful breakfast food. Honey or organic maple syrup over waffles or pancakes is the way to go, especially if you are weaning your kids away from overly sugared products.
Yogurt with fruits and nuts makes a great meal. Add a sliced banana, raisins or dried cranberries, and crushed walnuts, along with cinnamon and honey to a natural Greek yogurt for the greatest nutritional value.
Oatmeal is one of the best grains for cereal. Cook in water and then add rice or almond milk for extra protein. Oatmeal helps to lower cholesterol and has many vitamins and minerals to supplement the body. Spread crushed flaxseeds over the top, along with honey or organic maple syrup, cinnamon, sliced almonds, and your fruit of choice and you will have a breakfast fit for a king.
Berry smoothies with yogurt and a banana, free-range eggs with whole grain toast, or a goat cheese and avocado sandwich on whole grain bread are other great breakfast alternatives.
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