Healthy Breakfast: Recharge After Summer
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Quality of food makes a clear difference to health and wellbeing. We all know the level of acidity in the body is related not only to the consumed ingredients, but also to the state of being, the way we eat, our body type and our environment. On one hand, it is not only important what we consume, but also how and when we eat. Food is certainly the most powerful tool for maximizing our health. Truly, what we eat can give us more energy, help us maintain a healthy body weight, and sharpen our mental focus.
Eating a healthy breakfast has numerous health benefits.
Even minor food tweaks vary a lot in their effect from person to person. Some people feel powered up on a vegan program, yet others need low calories food for maximum energy. According to most famous holistic health experts, diet has an influence not only on medical conditions, but also on those physical and mental.
Diet is the single best way to get and stay well. Even in the short term, dietary changes, for instance, can shrink the plaque on artery walls. Therefore, we cannot undervalue the role of food in good health and many daily groceries are the foundation of feeling good.
Vegetables have uncountable health benefits; its rich nutrient value shields the body from numerous diseases and infections. Specifically, they are important sources of many nutrients, including potassium, dietary fibre, folic acid, vitamin A and vitamin C.
Try incorporating the following foods in your first meal of the day
- Carrots provide a good intake of beta-carotene, fibre, vitamin K, potassium and antioxidants.
- Cucumbers promote bone health and soothe the skin.
- Tomatoes are the major dietary source of the antioxidant lycopene, which has been linked to many health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and cancer. They are also a great source of vitamin C, potassium and folate.
- Beetroots are low in calories and a great source of nutrients, including fibre, folate and vitamin C. Beets also contain nitrates and pigments that may help lower blood pressure and even improve athletic performance.
- Celery is rich in vitamin K, and it also contains folate, vitamin A, potassium, and vitamin C. It is also a good source of dietary fibre.
A hot soup for breakfast is even better than coffee.
We all know, that breakfast is our opportunity to start the day on the right foot, a chance to eat something healthy, satisfying, and homemade. At Almar Jesolo we suggest that women may try trading their coffee for a hot mug of soy and ginger soup. Soy acts as a phytoestrogen that mimics the effects of estrogen in the body. Because of this, soy has been studied carefully for its potential to ease menopause symptoms.
During peri menopause and menopause, estrogen output becomes erratic and may surge at times. But at other times, the body’s estrogen level drops dramatically, and this up-and-down roller coaster of estrogen can produce plenty of undesired symptoms, including vaginal dryness, hot flashes, insomnia, and irritability. Some studies show that soy isoflavones may help alleviate menopausal manifestation aiding with balancing menopausal ups-and-downs in various key areas.
Ginger can be used to make tea, chopped in salads, dried as a spice, in oil form, or as juice and grated in soups. Its possible health benefits include reducing nausea, pain, and inflammation, as well as being one of the old wife’s tales against flu, cold and cough, illnesses frequently coming in Autumn.
Last but not least, also rice plays a key role in well-being eating.
Whole grain brown rice and red rice contain beneficial antioxidants and are a great source of iron or manganese. Black rice contains anthocyanin and the important antioxidant Vitamin E. Vitamin E is useful in maintaining eye, skin and immune health.
As well as both seasonal and permanent proposals for Well-being food , Almar Jesolo has recently launched a new Healing corner for breakfast at its Mediterra Restaurant.