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. 

You can make your own versions, too. Here are the healing properties of these breakfast foods and recipes to feature them. Enjoy and be well!
 
Cinnamon: anti-microbial activity specifically reduced overgrowth of candida albicans yeast; helps maintain steady blood sugar levels and boost brain function.

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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Blueberries: strengthen them immunity and enhance overall health with power-packed antioxidants; support brain function and offer acid-alkaline balance in intestines.
 
Ginger: warming, anti-inflammatory, soothes stomach cramps, reduces flatulence.
 
Quinoa: nutrient dense, hypo-allergenic, complex carbohydrates; offer a balance of B vitamins and magnesium to support digestion and balance blood sugar; useful in countering the mucus-forming effects of bread/cereal.
 
Sunflower seeds: contain selenium to detoxify liver and blood; contain magnesium to strengthen bones, calm nerves and support immunity.

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Stephanie Cameron

Stephanie Cameron

Edible celebrates New Mexico's food culture, season by season. We believe that knowing where our food comes from is a powerful thing. With our high-quality, aesthetically pleasing and informative publication, we inspire readers to support and celebrate the growers, producers, chefs, beverage and food artisans, and other food professionals in our community.
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