Healthy Breakfast Foods Should be Nutritious

I am asking people to rethink their concepts of a healthy breakfast.

Today’s busy lifestyle demands that we be more alert and mindful than in the past. As we contend with the modern world’s requirements for brain work we really don’t want to be lethargic and complacent. But our breakfast or sugars, starches and, in general—sweet stuff—gives us a quick boost than dumps us into lethargy and mental fatigue. (1) This is like giving a robust, vibrant Cop a doughnut. That helps him cope but does not solve problems.

No knows when or why our breakfasts became predominantly a load of starch—starch that we don’t need. This load of sugar (starch) is expanding our waist—and is not helping us or our children to be healthy, vibrant and alert.

We need a healthy breakfast to begin our stressful day

My Mother said “If you want to be healthy and do a good day’s work, eat a good breakfast. This was many years before the food industry re-invented our breakfast. When I was a young man the drumbeat of the food companies was just beginning.  “Eat Wheaties the Breakfast of champions.” Well, that was a long time before their newer and less healthful concoctions came along.

A healthy breakfast is in the eyes of the diner. Here is one example of what I consider as a healthy breakfast. Finley chopped Swiss chard, garlic, sage, and dill as a bed for the hot food, with some horseradish and tomato. A side of green beans and some ground beef that was fried with hot peppers and celery. I sprinkled some chia seeds on top for added protein and trace elements.

Green vegetables and red meat and are my favorite breakfast foods. These should be augmented with various condiments, like horseradish, sage and any other herbs and seeds that are nearly always available in today’s world.

The main point here is to include a wide variety of foods that might aid us in obtaining the all-important trace elements and micro nutrients that are vital to the function of the human body.

If your time is limited in the morning, you can make a green-smoothly ahead of time. (2)  Use your imagination and add thinks that will astonish your neighbors.

My Daddy said, “We need nutrient dense food that will stick to the ribs.”

1        Cleveland Clinic, Healthy Lifestyle and Heart Cookbook.

2        http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-10725/yes-you-should-be-eating-greens-for-breakfast.html

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