Hey, been away for a while, but … I’m baaaack …
I read something a while ago about the importance of paying attention to the first thing you put in your body after you wake up each day.
Made a lot of sense to me, and that thought is still there every time I go to eat something, whether it’s sometime in the morning or not until around midday.
Whenever the first meal happens.
Basically, you want to have some protein and some fiber to help get your body off to a good start after it has been fasting all night. So here’s some information I ran across recently with a few suggestions:
- Yogurt: helps give your gut a boost of healthy bacteria; good for the ol’ digestive system. Watch out for the sweetened kind. Better to add a little fruit to the unsweetened stuff. I also like to add some honey.
- Oatmeal: again, try and avoid the pre-packaged sweetened stuff. Instead, add a little butter and honey, some fruit. Good stuff.
- Eggs: boiled, scrambled, fried. Excellent source of protein here. Throw on some cheese, and maybe some salsa. Add some sliced avocado on the side for some healthy fat. Another excellent option is avocado toast (mashed avocado smeared on some toast) topped with a couple of fried eggs.
- Smoothies: blend some ice, water or milk, protein powder, fruit, peanut butter. There are all kinds of variations.
One of my favorite things for breakfast for a long time was Raisin Bran Crunch cereal and milk.
So good …
But I quit eating it when I started trying to cut back on my sugar consumption.
I still miss it sometimes, especially when I’m at the damn grocery store and see the cereal aisle.
According to an article I saw somewhere, some cereals ain’t so bad for you — especially if you’re a senior!
Hell, yeah, man …
This study showed that eating cereal with bran (Raisin Bran!) can help the ol’ brain and the ol’ heart health.
Yee-haw …. now where’s my big ol’ bowl???