Monday, January 26, 2009

Breakfast- Do It Right!

The most important decision you make all day may just be the first decision you make...what to have for breakfast?

*Based on what I have recently learned (over the past 6mo or so) regarding grain consumption within modern day factory or industrial farming societies, and its adverse effects on human health ultimately leading to many of the illnesses and diseases affecting Americans in epic proportions, I have changed my stance on the importance of such monocrops (grains and legumes) within a healthy human diet. The human digestive system was not designed nor has it evolved to a point to effectively digest such foods like grains and legumes without the body suffering from its harmful side effects; inflammation and damage to the gut. Since evidence shows inefficient digestion and inflammation are the root cause for nearly all human diseases be it heart disease, diabetes, cancer, crohn's disease, autoimmune diseases, and chronic inflammatory disorders in all its forms, a healthy diet should promote a healthy gut (fermented foods) and be anti-inflammatory based (grass-fed meats and eggs, wild caught fish, fresh organic fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds) instead of high in foods promoting inflammation such as grains, legumes, and factory farmed meats, poultry, fish, and eggs.

  The healthiest choice by far is whole grains. The nutrients found in these complex carbohydrates are enough to produce life, and can surely sustain yours. Waiting inside every grain is one of the purest natural sources of vitamins and minerals you can consume, unlike the heavily processed grains in the popular hot or cold cereals that are so depleted of just about anything nutritious they have to be fortified with vitamins and minerals just to be able to list them on the package. Not only are they depleted of just about "all that's healthy" during this processing, they are loaded with added sugar and sodium which is exactly what you don't want in a supposedly healthy food.

It's important to remember that the nutrients you get from whole grains is only what nature put there, unlike what you're getting from processed cereals; High in Sugar, High in Sodium, and fortified with vitamins and minerals in order to put back in what's been depleted during processing.

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