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What did you eat for breakfast? Did you know that skipping breakfast disrupts our body’s rhythm?
Chef Wendell Fowler joined us Tuesday on “Life.Style.Live!” to share healthy breakfast recipes and what you absolutely shouldn’t give your kids for breakfast. Here’s more from him:
A nutritious breakfast punctuates the day. What you are feeling right now is the result of your last meal. If you ate fried eggs, hash browns, bacon, or cookies and gravy for breakfast, I’d say you’re brain dead, less than whole, taking statins , caffeine and struggling to stay awake for the 10:30 a.m. staff meeting. .
WebMd Reports: Many studies have linked breakfast to good health, including better memory and concentration, lower levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol, and reduced risk of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.
Breakfast suggestions to energize your day:
- Granola-berries, nuts, flax seeds, nut milk
- Protein shakes and juices
- Smoothies with protein (peanut or almond butter)
- Fruit, vegetable and herb juices
- Overnight parfitt with berries and yogurt
- Overnight oatmeal
- Chocolate Chia Breakfast Pudding
- Peanut butter mixed with raw honey-banana-
- Grilled toast with EVOO, sliced summer tomato
- Toast with honey, peanut butter and bananas.
Traditional breakfasts that suck up energy, mental clarity, stamina and focus:
- Pop Pies AKA “Poop Pies” – high in sugar, refined flour and unhealthy oils
- Cereals AKA “cereal killer” – 50% of the weight of the box is sugar
- Nutritionists recommend avoiding cereals with more than 10 grams of sugar per serving and choosing one with just as much fiber.
- Bacon and eggs – heart disease and obesity
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