The One-Ingredient Vegan Breakfast You Should Be Eating Every Day
There is only one ingredient that can turn your health around, help you to prevent disease, regulate digestion and elimination, and give your skin a healthy glow. No, it's not a bagel...
With intermittent fasting being a trend right now there are questions as to whether breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast is a personal preference after all, but for all the things you can choose eat for the first meal, the healthiest one-ingredient meal is fruit.
It doesn’t matter which fruit you choose -- melons, bananas, apples, grapes, berries or oranges. Fruit can be enjoyed whole, juiced or put into a smoothie. It can be enjoyed on-the-go and you can eat it until you are satiated.
Fruit eaten for breakfast/early in the day, helps to hydrate your body and replenish it from the night’s healing and reparative work and ensures efficient elimination. Additionally, fruit gives your brain, muscles and nervous system glycogen, which is the ideal form of glucose your body needs to function optimally. Without the antioxidants, vitamins and minerals your body gets from fruit, you may likely show deficiencies, and in time, weakened health.
Your Body Runs On Sugar
Maybe you’re saying, “But fruit is carbs!” or, “Fruit is too high in sugar!” Fruit has the correct sugar for your brain and body to function. Fruit is no the same as refined sugar – it is sugar made by nature that has a health and nutritional benefit. Fruit boasts antioxidants, phytochemicals, and vitamin and minerals that fortify, strengthen and protect your body and strengthen your immune system to fight disease. Yes, fruit as a special kind of sugar -- one that your body completely depends on, and you need to eat more of it.
Fruit, The Ultimate Convenience Food
If you’re a fan of convenience, then fruit can help. Fruit is the fastest and most convenient food on earth – it needs no preparation, it’s portable and fruit is incredibly easy to eat on-the-go. What is more, eating fruit habitually will insure your good health.
Researchers conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to clarify the associations between fruit (and vegetable) intake and risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer and mortality, as well as the effects of specific types of fruit and vegetables.
The review, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, affirmed that fruit (and vegetable) intakes were associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer and all-causes of death. These results support public health recommendations to increase fruit (and vegetable) intake for the prevention of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and premature death.
How Much Fruit Is Too Much?
Statistics show that more than eighty percent of Americans fail to eat the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables necessary to maintain their health yet, still believe they have a healthy diet. The numbers show a different story, upwards of 55 percent of Americans regularly take prescription medication -- and they're taking more than ever.
How Can Fruit Avoid Illness
The garbage in-garbage out theory applies here. Fruit eaten daily and in abundance is an insurance policy of good health. It is never too late to being making fruit your first meal of the day. Fruit can be eaten liberally, but a recommendation of least 5-7 fresh fruits each day can help start a major turn-around in your health. Eating fruit as the first meal of the day not only protects you from disease, it supplies your body with the fuel it needs to function more efficiently. What is more, fruit is low in fat – this enables you to digest it quickly. This is particularly important because the low fat content of fruit speeds up how quickly glycogen gets to the muscles, brain and nervous system.
Swap Out Sugar For Fruit
If you are giving up sugary cereals, bagels or baked goods for breakfast, you may find there to be an adjustment period. If you are craving sugar during this transition, eat more fruit. Your body will stop craving sugar when it gets the nutrients it requires. If you are diabetic, stick to eating more fruits such as apples, citrus, all types of berries, avocados, tomatoes and cucumbers, which will serve to help in getting you the nourishment you need while regulating blood sugar. Breakfast can now be easy, convenient and one ingredient -- just fruit.
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