Everyday, I start myself off eating a simple breakfast. Although, it is basically a low carb breakfast, the berries I eat are packed with superior nutrition. I begin with a fried potato followed by berries. The berries I buy depend upon the price. When berries go for two for five dollars, I’m there; I buy.
I usually eat a combination of blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, cantaloupe and strawberries in the morning. Later on, I might eat a banana if I get hungry, especially at night after dinner.
I don’t eat oatmeal anymore, as it causes too much acidity in my stomach and I believe its gluten bothers me. The only grains I eat now are the whole grains: brown rice and quinoa.
My diet is whole food and is more low fat than it is low carb. All plant based whole foods have complete nutrition including fiber, which is an essential nutrient. The American diet is low in fiber content. Plant based whole food is low fat, low salt, low protein and high complex carbohydrate.
For years, I ate on the run stopping at the fast food windows with stomach growling behind everyone else in a hurry to get to work in the rat race. The speaker would go off. I said, ‘Yes, I will have my egg muffin with sausage, greasy hash brown and steaming hot coffee.’ ‘Thank-you’, the voice replied.
Now, those days are gone. I am surprised I never had a heart attack, stroke, got diabetes or cancer.
A breakfast of a potato and berries is a combination of resistant starch (complex carbs) and simple carbohydrates in fruit. While bananas are relatively high in carbs, (about 17 grams of sugar per large) half a cup of cantaloupe contains approximately 7 grams, while strawberries and blueberries are relatively low.
If you are keeping an eye on your carbohydrate consumption, the food to watch that makes you gain all the weight are the refined grain carbs found in bread, cold cereal, muffins, bagels and tortillas, etc..
Therefore, go for whole grains like the ones I eat: brown rice and quinoa. Chips, crackers and the like are basically empty calorie and worthless low nutrition. Did you know that chronically skipping breakfast may possibly be bad for your heart [1 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]? Interesting. I didn’t know this until now.
1 URL ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/behindtheheadlines/news/2017-10-04-regularly-skipping-breakfast-linked-to-hardening-of-the-arteries/
Website Title National Center for Biotechnology Information
Article Title Regularly skipping breakfast linked to hardening of the arteries – National Library of Medicine – PubMed Health
Date Accessed January 07, 2018
Note- before you change your diet consult with your doctor.