Mandy Copley Nutritional Therapist BSc NHFDip NHFClinDip MFHT
Have you ever heard anyone say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? Well, if you have you know that they were right! Breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day.
There is a brand new day ahead of you each morning. Eating breakfast can help you to have a great day. Our bodies cannot run on empty until lunch time. How many people eat a really healthy lunch? When our bodies do not have proper nutrition they do not function to their fullest. We will not feel good if we do not eat breakfast.
Our energy levels -Breakfast gives our body nutrition and substance. This is where our energy comes from. People who do not eat breakfast have considerably less energy than people who do. Think about it. Breakfast is the first meal after dinner. We eat dinner then sleep through the night. That’s eight or more hours without eating. Our bodies need to be nourished in the morning. They’ve gone without food for hours. If we do not eat in the morning our bodies will not be able to produce the energy we need for the day.
Concentration – People who do not eat breakfast often have a hard time concentrating. People who do eat breakfast tend to be much more focused on the task at hand. They do not have trouble concentrating nearly as much as those who do not eat breakfast.
Your mood – Did you know that hunger can cause mood swings and irritabiliaty? So can running on empty. Your body is lacking nourishment and this affects your whole system. People who do eat breakfast tend to be much less irritable than those who do not.
Breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day. Start your day off right, as a family. It is especially important for kids to eat breakfast. What better way to set a great example than you eating breakfast with them.
BREAKFAST POWER SMOOTHIE
- Handful of spinach, kale or chard
- Handful of Blueberries
- 1 tablespoon shelled hemp seeds
- 1 tablespoon natural yogurt
- 1 tablespoon flax oil
- 1 tablespoon lecithin granules
- 1 teaspoon barley grass powder
- Apple juice to required consistency
Hempseeds to give you protein and good essential fatty acids, blueberries for antioxidant boost, spinach for iron and magnesium, banana for potassium, probiotics from natural yogurt, lecithin as an emulsifier for the oils and good source of choline for the brain, good amino acid support from barley grass – all this goodness in one glass !!!! (A good alternative is to use almond milk instead of apple juice and omit the natural yogurt, add a few dates for sweetness).