I am sure you have heard some-one say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But have you ever wondered why? I mean, out of all the meals of the day, why is breakfast the most important one? Why not lunch or dinner?
Here are 5 good reasons. Below I have 10 Delicious Plant Based Recipes To Send Your Way.
1. Eating Breakfast Keeps You From Gaining Weight.
There have been many studies about this and science has shown that eating breakfast affects your Body Mass Index (BMI).
One study in the American Journal Of Clinical Nutrition followed 12,000 people over 5 years and found that eating breakfast affected the quality and quantity of their diet for the rest of the day. In another study done by the Official Journal of American Academy of Pediatrics which followed 2,200 adolescents found that there was an inverse association with eating breakfast and Body Mass Index. So eating breakfast was associated with a lower body mass index.
As a Naturopathic Doctor, I get the opportunity to meet so many different types of people. Those that are super fit, those that are healthy - meaning they maintain a healthy weight, have no health concerns and have great energy (and yes those two types are different... I will explain later) and those that have health concerns and want to improve their health.
What I have noticed is that there is one thing that stands out with those that are healthy and the rest. And that #1 thing is....routine.
Very often the people that are super fit are doing it for a time. They are on a special program - either a very intense exercise program or an intense diet or a combination of diet and exercise. There is a start and an end date to their regime. Or it's a program that is not sustainable long term. It may be too restrictive or it's easy to fall off the wagon.
What I have noticed is that the people who are healthy - have great energy, no health complaints...
Powerful things happen when you are living on a plant based diet! Many people immediately think that living a plant based lifestyle means becoming vegan but this is certainly not true.
Becoming vegan is becoming more and more popular as people discover the healing power of plants and just how amazing their body feels.
Having a plant based diet means adding in lots of fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains to your diet. It's a personal choice as to whether you add in meats or not.
When you provide your body with all the nutrient and super foods it needs, your cells get rejuvenated and then so do you.
So what happens when you lead a plant based diet?
1. Reduce the signs of aging
We all grow old but the important part is to grow old gracefully. As we age our cells die and we rebuild new ones. We need a variety of nutrients to form healthy new cells including healthy fats and vitamin C. These...
There is a misconception that in order to lose weight or to stay slim we must eat low fat. Instead, the research says we need healthy fats to burn fat and to keep our metabolism up. Margarine is promoted as a healthy alternative to butter but nothing could be further from the truth.
Margarine has to go through a process called partial hydrogenation in order to change the liquid vegetable oil into a solid fat. During this process trans fats are created and these contribute to hormonal imbalances, skin problems, heart disease, cancer, bone problems as well as learning difficulties in children.
During the manufacture of margarine, the vegetable oil is heated to very high temperatures creating free radicals and toxic breakdown products. The oil changes color and looks grey so the oil is then bleached and yellow coloring is added to give margarine a more appealing color. The high temperatures kill natural vitamins and minerals present so synthetic...
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