Want to look forward to your day? Wake up to a breakfast that delights your five senses with mouthwatering flavors, textures, scents, colors and the quiet hum of a grateful body. Guaranteed to make you forget the snooze button.
Take this Road to Recharge by Doing SOME or ALL of the Following:
*Use organic ingredients whenever possible.
*Use stainless steel pots, pans and skillets–just to be on the safe side. the jury is still out on the question of whether cooking implements with non-stick surfaces, or made of cast iron, are safe or not.
* Don’t ever fry your food —least of all for breakfast.
* Use olive oil for low-to-medium-heat cooking (such as scrambled eggs), and grape-seed oil if you prefer to sauté at higher temperatures.
* Make sure your fridge and pantry are stocked with a wide variety of organic foods—from fresh produce to whole-grain breads, waffles and cereals.
* Don’t keep health-busting foods in the house.
* A full stomach while you shop for groceries prevents you from being tempted to reach for junk food.
* Don’t worry about getting withdrawal symptoms. (Should any old cravings pop up at breakfast time, you’ll have plenty of healthy, and even more satisfying substitutes to choose from.)
* Take smaller portions than your big eyes demand. It’s easier to go back for a small additional helping than to fight the Big Bloat later.
* Remember that it takes food a while to travel from mouth to stomach—so stop eating before your appetite is fully satisfied.
* To save time, have pre-washed fruits, vegetables and other breakfast foods stored within easy reach. A quick look at these choices will trigger your body’s answer to, “What do I feel like having this morning?…”
* Allow time to savor and enjoy your breakfast. The more relaxed you are, the faster it will kick-start your system and sweep away yesterday’s debris.
IMPORTANT CAVEAT: We do not believe in “one-size-fits-all” nutrition formulas. As with other aspects of life, the components of a healthy meal should be selected to support each individual’s biological makeup, genetic predisposition and emotional needs. We urge you to pay attention to your own body’s likes, dislikes, food reactions and restrictions due to allergies, sensitivities or illness. Eat only what agrees with your unique physical, emotional and ethical system. Heed recommendations only if they are in harmony with your own, mind-body intuition.
Research shows that after a good breakfast, people who are in reasonably good health feel light, re-energized, mentally alert and emotionally ready to face the day.