One of the really easy ways to improve your life is to make a small change at the beginning of your day. So many people are after a quick shot of energy in the morning but most breakfast cereals are full of refined sugar. But refined sugar is just ‘empty calories’. Refined sugar lacks the natural minerals which are present in sugar beet or cane.
In addition, sugar is worse than nothing because it drains and leaches the body of precious vitamins and minerals through the demand its digestion, detoxification and elimination makes upon your system.
So here is an alternative simple breakfast that’s great for your health. By the way, never skip breakfast! It’s the most important meal of the day.
For the best start to your day, try this easy-to-make super-breakfast. All the ingredients have proven health benefits. You will feel the results right away.
Porridge with soya milk and banana and a spoon of honey.
So why is this a better breakfast?
Porridge helps fill you up, which prevents you from overeating. If you do not overeat, you will maintain or even lose weight. It also contains fibre which helps keep blood-sugar levels on an even keel and reduces the risk of high cholesterol.
Porridge contains a high amount of complex carbs, which get digested at a slow pace, unlike simple carbs. This gives you lasting energy.
Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that the body needs for vision, cell and tissue growth and reproduction. It is also an antioxidant, which helps destroy free radicals and reduce the risk for chronic disease. A 1-cup serving of porridge supplies more than 1,450 international units of vitamin A. The recommended daily value of this vitamin is 3,000 international units for men and 2,300 international units for women
The most important attribute of soya milk is its ability to improve your blood lipid profile. Unlike dairy milk, which is high in saturated fat and cholesterol, soya milk fat is mostly unsaturated with zero cholesterol. Soya milk is also naturally lower in sugar content than regular milk.
A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.
According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND, amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.
(If you don’t like bananas, try adding red fruits like raspberries for extra goodness.)
A small spoonful of honey will give the porridge a natural sweetness without using refined sugar.
Start every day with this super-breakfast for lasting energy and better health.
This breakfast has been a simple but powerful building block in improving my health and life. I hope it works for you.
What is your tip for a healthy start to the day?