Breakfast time is the first opportunity of the day to make smart decisions for your health. The body is waking up, and awaiting the day’s first fuel. This is the time to make positive choices, and a fatty, starch-heavy breakfast that will weigh you down and challenge your digestive process is not the best option.
Nutrition experts may not agree on much, but many agree that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Drained of its fuel sources from its fast during sleep, the first chance to refuel the body is most important, so do it right. Make choices that offer nutrients to replenish and drive your body throughout its busy day.
Nutrient-rich, easily digestible options are going to be the best bet, because they supply the body with a quick source of fuel that is not going to tax the system unnecessarily.
Before reaching for a heavy bagel, sugary granola or yogurt, here is an unconventional approach to breakfast. The building blocks for sustained energy and vitality are present, without overloading the system. Using whole grains, seeds and nuts, and fruit as the basis, you are already beginning to improve your day.
Whole grains are a better option than their refined version, because they include the bran and germ, contain more fiber and will be much more effective against chronic diseases. Seeds and nuts in their raw, unsalted state provide many of the micronutrients needed daily, including omega-3 fatty acids, protein, vitamin B, vitamin E, iron, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, and fiber. Fruits, in their whole and natural state provide vitamins and minerals, along with simple sugars that are easily assimilated for quick energy.
Here is an example of a breakfast option that will provide the nutrients necessary to provide quick and sustained energy for your day. You will need:
Papaya is wonderful for digestion, and rich in Vitamin C and other nutrients, and works well as a bowl. To this, add the banana, seeds, almonds, and cinnamon. Eaten with some steel-cut oatmeal or eggs, everything needed to begin the day right is included. You will find that it satisfies your hunger, without feeling overloaded.