It does the body good
BY HEATHER LOUNSBURY LAc
I had an epiphany (actually several) when traveling in India – You don’t have to eat ‘breakfast
food’ for breakfast. For the most part, many traditional Western breakfasts are unhealthy any
time of day. Filling your stomach with sugar, caffeine, saturated fat, processed foods, white bread.
Or skipping it all together – does that really sound
like a good idea? So why start off that way? The
first meal of the morning will help determine your
energy levels, metabolism, brain function, mood,
and cravings throughout the day.
Avoid for Breakfast
Sugar - It’s hiding in most breakfast foods. Having sweets and refined carbohydrates first thing in
the morning can lead to cravings throughout the
day. It’ll also make your energy levels crash.
Coffee - Most people are so exhausted they can’t
even think of a day without caffeine, especially
coffee. It's a temporary fix, as you probably know.
Caffeine works because it stimulates your adre-
nals to release adrenalin, so you’re depleting your
body’s reserves. Coffee (even decaf) is highly acidic
and research suggests this acidity can make a per-
son more vulnerable to inflammation and illness.
Favor for Breakfast
Lemon water - Hot or at room temperature, this
combination hydrates, stimulates your metabolism
moving, and spurs on a mini-detox with every sip.
Green drinks - Juiced or in a smoothie, greens are
high in nutrients so they increase energy without
the crash. As a healthy bonus, they’re highly alkalizing and promote heart health.
Miso soup - Miso is alkaline and rich in probiot-ics and B vitamins. It warms and aids digestion.
For Heather’s breakfast miso soup recipe,
visit this article at Layogaonline.com