As the days grow longer and spring comes closer, you can fuel your day with more long-term food by choosing protein for breakfast. Eat before 10 a.m. so that your body can truly metabolize and utilize the energy to keep you going. Don’t trick yourself into thinking that you don’t have time to eat!
When you skip meals, your metabolism begins to slow. Breakfast in particular gives you that boost of energy you need to take on your day. Without this fuel, chances are, you’ll just overeat later. Have ready healthy breakfast foods you can consume easily. Try the Harmonized Healthy Eating Program for more quick and healthy breakfast recipes.
Coconut: combines saturated fat with dietary fiber to protect nervous system and allow effective use of fat as energy.
Kasha: gluten-free complex carbohydrate; rich in fiber to ease digestion and balance transit time through the large intestine.
Sweet Potato: helps to restore acid/alkaline balance in small intestine; pre-biotic promoter of beneficial bacteria in large intestine.
Tahini (roasted sesame seed butter): promotes elasticity of bones and joints; helps colon to extract water from food waste before elimination occurs.
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