An Effort to End Nutritional Ignorance
Have you seen what constitutes the average American’s Breakfast? I have. Trust me, I can ‘put it away’ in the food department. But I am appalled at what we ingest first thing in the am. Did you know that anymore than about 500 calories at a time immediately gets stored as fat? The body can’t use all of the “energy” we give it. And by “energy”, I mean calories, especially in the form of pancakes, waffles, muffins, fries, and biscuits.
I get it. They taste good. And they taste even better with butter, syrup or cheese atop. But you know what doesn’t taste good? Hospital food. The kind you’ll get with your diabetes, heart disease or stroke hospital admissions on down the road. Depression, obesity and loss of libido, also, not tasty. So, maybe pass on the gluttony most mornings.
When’s the last time you had some kind of plant for breakfast? Not like an Easter lily, but like a vegetable?
Throw some onions, spinach, tomato or mushrooms ‘up in’ your omelette (heck, throw in all of them!) Have some berries on your pancakes or maybe skip the ‘cakes entirely–opt for fruit?
And if you’re not bellying up for brunch and need something quick, smear some peanut butter on an apple and go! Have a handful of nuts and a piece of fruit. Your organs will thank you.