Tag Archives: Breakfast

K is for Kiwi –

Kiwis for Natural Health

I’m often asked what I, as a healthy senior woman, have for breakfast.  As I’ve told you before, I believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  (See Previous Posts:  B is for Breakfast- The Meal for Champions and B is for Breakfast – Part 2.)

Today I had the breakfast pictured above – Kiwis, Strawberries, Yogurt and Granola.  It fits into what I see as the perfect breakfast –  a combination of protein, whole grain carbs, and a little bit of fat.  Protein is used up overnight to build muscles and repair tissues, the carbohydrates give you energy, and the yogurt is calcium-rich dairy with a little bit of fat, which keeps you full longer.  It’s important that breakfast keeps you full for a few hours while you start your day.  The kiwis and the strawberries provide some healthy carbs with a little bit of natural sugar for a little burst of energy, and the granola packs a wallop of whole grain energy carbs mixed with some fiber to push it all in and out!

Plus it’s kiwi season and they sure are delicious!

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K is for Kashi – Go Lean for Breakfast

Kashi Go Lean - Great for Natural Health!

I write a lot about breakfast because I feel it’s the most important meal of the day.  See my posts on breakfast – B is for Breakfast – The Meal of Champions and B is for Breakfast – Part 2 which I wrote a while back for the Stress Doc Newsletter (www.stressdoc.com), a great newsletter about reducing stress, anxiety and anger.

To be a naturally beautiful woman, you’ve got to have a lot of energy and “get up and go!”  The way to do this is to start the day off with a powerhouse breakfast consisting of a lot of protein, a big boost of fiber for your digestion, not a lot of sugar but a heap of energy from whole grain carbohydrates, and a little bit of fat to nourish your brain.

Kashi Foods (http://kashi.com) makes a cereal that I think is the best of the lot.  For me, Kashi Go Lean cereal with a little milk of your choice (I like to use

Kashi Go Lean

almond milk) is terrific for starting your day off with a healthful bang!

Look at the nutritional information and see what I mean when it comes a healthy day’s start with breakfast!

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B is for Breakfast – Part 2

See Part 1 – B is for Breakfast – Part 1

Originally appeared in the Stress Doc Newsletter – www.stressdoc.com

Think of your day like an automobile trip. If you’re going on a journey, one of the first things you do is make sure you’ve got enough fuel to get you to your destination. When you get to the end of the trip, it really doesn’t make a difference if your tank is empty. Well, your body is just like that. The start of your journey is the start of the day, and that’s when your body needs good fuel to get it going.

Our American diet is actually upside down. Most of us don’t eat any breakfast and we think that we are really prepared for the long 24-hour journey ahead of us. Around 10:00 AM we start running on fumes. So we grab a snack – usually high-fat, high-sugar, empty calories with no nutrition – and we soar through on that toxic fuel additive until we get to lunch or later when we’re so ravenous we’ll eat just about anything. Around 4 PM we’re so far behind on our fuel reserves that we’re eating standing up at the vending machine trying to make up for lost time and lost food and no energy . . . and then we sit down and gorge out at dinner and eat a quart of HAAGEN Daz at midnight cause our body is still screaming “Feed Me! ! ”

And we wonder why we’re fat, sick, and tired all the time.

The little engines that can, on the other hand, get up in the morning and fuel up on energy foods – complex carbohydrates that our bodies utilize efficiently – mixed with a little bit of protein for building cells and repairing tissues – and off we go, humming down the road of life, well prepared for the next 24 hour journey.

What’s the best breakfast for getting the day and the journey going? Whole grains with a little protein – tuna on your oatmeal {Ed note: longtime readers will know this is an inside joke} – energy and fuel for the day. Nut butter on whole grain bread, or leftover long-grain rice with a piece of salmon for your brain. An omelet with one whole egg and two egg whites served with a whole-wheat bagel and goat cheese, or a low-fat grilled cheese sandwich on whole grain bread. Even leftover pizza with low-fat cheese – they’re all the perfect combination of complex carbs and protein – to get that engine revved up and ready for action! ! ! !

Remember – you are what you eat – so eat something great so you can be something great! ! !

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