July 25, 2012
What are some good breakfast options?
So what is the wisdom behind such an approach? Research is constantly uncovering the importance of blood sugar levels and its relation to overall health and with this research comes the fact that keeping your blood glucose levels from spiking throughout the day leads to greater overall health. In my earlier post on Agave, Stevia and the Glycemic Index I illustrated the blood sugar swings. I will now go over this again in relation to breakfast. When you skip breakfast you set your system up for unregulated blood glucose swings and you also upset your apatite. When you eat low glycemic foods for breakfast you prevent your blood sugar levels from spiking. This keeps your blood glucose levels even throughout the day, so as the day goes on you experience less fatigue, tiredness and need for snacks. These shifts are more than they seem to be on the surface, whereas it just seem like you are hungry, there is a complex hormonal process happening. And, when this complex hormonal process is off balance from improper diet for an extended period of time you end up with health conditions that could be averted.If you start your day off with a powerful blend of high quality protein such as that found in Quantum Whey by Premier Research Lab you will be giving yourself a very strong foundation for your day. This choice for vitality and sustained health that will take you through morning and into lunch. Research has found that those who skip breakfast often overcompensate during lunch by consuming far more calories than they really need. Which in essence is a recipe for obesity and diabetes and these same people are often hungry two hours after lunch even though they ate more calories than they needed . . . How incongruous?
I like to use breakfast as a time to start getting my vegetables as well. As we know eating ample quantities of fresh fruits and veggies is good for the body. But I often find most fruits to sweet for my morning taste, that is why I opt for low glycemic foods such as kale, broccoli, squash, brussel sprouts and spinach for breakfast, along with some over easy or soft boiled eggs. And, maybe some rice or miso soup as an addition. Often when people skip breakfast it is because of time constraints and this is the same reason they reach for high glycemic breakfast bars, pastries or sugary cereals. If you really can't do breakfast you are better off eating some nuts or an apple rather than skipping it or going for the high glycemic options prevalent today. But if you can give yourself 5 minutes you can whip up a quick protein shake and boost it with some green powder as well. In the scheme of things this is rocket fuel for health compared to the conventional options out there. Here is a simple recipe for you: