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Surprise! These Popular Breakfast Foods Aren’t as Healthy as You Think

What do you eat for breakfast?

Some of the most popular breakfast foods are cereals, energy bars, bagels, fruit, yogurt, fruit juice, and coffee. If you drink your coffee black, what do all the other foods have in common? Sugar.

These foods are quick and energizing.

Keep in mind while most processed foods make squeezing in breakfast more possible, it also means that these foods are more likely to contain additives that your body does not need, including high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). In fact, all of the foods listed above except coffee, if purchased at a supermarket, likely contain fructose.

While juice, yogurt, cereal, and energy bars seem healthy, the amount of sugar in these foods makes them extremely unhealthy.

  • Pasteurized fruit juice contains large amounts of sugar, and oftentimes, manufacturers will add even more before selling the product.
  • Cereals, baked goods, and energy bars all have added sugar, even when they claim extra fiber content and to be “heart healthy”.
  • Unless you are eating homemade yogurt from raw grass-fed dairy, chances are that the yogurt has added sugar, typically in the form of high fructose corn syrup. Reading labels helps the consumer discern the best product available.

The best way to start your day is with a nutritious soft-boiled egg served with a side of fermented vegetables or steamed greens to give you energy all day long!

What is the best breakfast you can eat?

Beginning the day with protein keeps blood sugar in check and provides fuel for your day. Keep in mind the Body Ecology principle of 20% animal protein and grain with 80% ocean and land vegetables. Eating fermented vegetables with animal protein is highly recommended.

Some recommendations:

  • An egg gently cooked in coconut oil or soft-boiled so that the yolk is still runny, preserving the biotin content in the egg, served with steamed greens and fermented vegetables.
  • Morning Smoothie: Vitality SuperGreen and Super Spirulina Plus, blended with a fat of your choice (avocado, coconut oil, or hemp seeds), water or a Body Ecology fermented beverage, ice, and a squirt of stevia. This smoothie gives you a healthy dose of both protein and greens while also supporting your daily requirement for omega 3 fatty acids and beneficial bacteria. Both Vitality SuperGreen and Super Spirulina Plus are fermented for optimal nutrient value!

What To Remember Most About This Article:

You've probably heard by now that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but the breakfast foods that you eat are just as important. Most common breakfast foods like cereals, fruit, bagels, yogurt, and fruit juice are full of fructose and even contain added sugar.

To make the best breakfast choice and keep your blood sugar steady throughout the day, focus on the Body Ecology principle of eating 20% protein and grains with 80% ocean and land vegetables. Try a soft boiled egg with fermented vegetables or even a delicious morning smoothie made with Vitality SuperGreen and Super Spirulina Plus to give you the energy you need to start your day!

Product Recommendations:

  • Vitality SuperGreen

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    What makes Vitality SuperGreen different from all the other green drinks on the market today? It’s the very alkalizing formula - the fermented algae blend, red marine blend, intestinal support blend and fermented green veggies —specially created by Donna Gates—that soothes and is very healing to the gut lining. A generous amount of nutrient-rich elements like L-glutamine, FOS from chicory inulin, GMO-free Sunflower Lecithin, and aloe vera extract (200:1) help establish and maintain a healthy inner ecosystem. We’ve spared no cost in blending together an extraordinary spectrum (or life force) of fermented algae and cereal grasses, fermented green veggies, enzymes, probiotics and food-based supplements providing you the highest quality fermented green drink on the market today.

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    • Offers an excellent source of complete nutrition - easily assimilated protein, enzymes, vitamins, minerals, lignans, essential fatty acids, nucleic acids, and beneficial microflora*
    • Soy Free • Dairy Free/Vegan
    • Provides healthy food for beneficial microflora - a potent, mineral-rich blend of fermented algae and red marine algae4
    • Fermented to magnify bioavailability*
    • Rich in antioxidants
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    • Unlike many superfoods on the market today, Vitality SuperGreen tastes great!
  • Super Spirulina Plus

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    • A naturally fermented source of probiotics and bio-available superfoods
    • 100% fermented for increased bio-availability
    • A vegan, kosher, and Organic Certified product
    • Helps to detoxify your body, maintain a healthy weight, and boost energy
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  • Lauren

    I use raw wholegrain organic rolled oats, i pop a kg bag in a container and add an all organic mix of a packet of goji berries, dried chopped apricots and sultanas, shredded coconut and cinnamon. and i shake the container and pour my serving, THEN to each serving i add a teaspoon of the following, cocoa, chia seeds, maca and bee pollen - this is delicious! it fills you up till at least 2pm (if eaten at 8am) and some people say its tastes like a muesli version of coco pops - so its great for kids, you can also play around with the added bits at the end, sometime i just like the muesli with out adding anything as the cinnamon makes it taste like a yummy muffin and sometimes i just add maca and a pinch of bee pollen. and i always use almond milk for the liquid which i make weekly. I then have aloe vera and organic unprocessed local apple juice mixed up as a drink and eat a teaspoon of manuka honey UMF 10+ as a maintenance dose - this is my breaky EVERY morning the only time i'll change this is in summer when i might make a smoothie with local mixed berries and all the superfoods i mentioned and added spirulina and chlorella.... YUM!

  • Rajkapoor Sirju

    I am 59 years of age and train very hard. I am also a diabitiec and hypertensive. My diet is every morning I blend spinich,ochro,bitter giroud,celary,carrots,pumpkin,beetroot,garlic,radish,cabbage, with warm water, then I used 4 eggs and a slice of fish for meal 1. Mid morning a bowl of fruits and for lunch 2 eggs with a slice of fish and beans or peas also a bowl of salad. Mid afternoon some nuts eg. almond, pumpkin seeds,pecans,sunflower seeds,walnuts. After training I used 4 egg white with some young coconut water,crushed flaxseeds and half glass of home made yogurt.

  • Jane Powell

    This recipe can keep you going right through the day. The mucalage from soaking seeds is so beneficial particularly for the skin.
    The night before I soak a few oats, un processed, a sprinkle of gold linseed , chia seed, sunflower seed, ground walnuts Brazil nuts and Almonds (I grind and mix these). I also add a sprinkle of physillum and kelp powder. All this I soak in water, and in the morning add some grated apple or pear or any other fruit I have locally harvested.
    Gently heat then add keffir.before eating ( I have keffir grains that keep multiplying and you can grow them in any milk.)
    Thank you for all the great recipes.
    Janeall the way down in New Zealand

  • Candice Shaw

    Do you ever recommend eating fresh organic fruit? At what time of day? With meals or separate for example. I have been making a smoothy for breakfast using 1 T of Chia seeds, 1T of Hemp seeds,1T of coconut oil, and 1 t of sesame oil(cold pressed, org), some plant protein (usually from pumpkin), a handful of pumpkin seeds, a bit of stevia (green powdered from local source), some Himalayan sea salt, a high quality powdered greens mixture and some MSM powder. I have frozen a bunch of local fresh blueberries last summer and wonder if a handful of them thrown in the mix is enhancing or diminishing the health promoting quality of this breakfast. I also take an ounce of coconut kefir daily but usually before I go to bed. Love the kefir, BTW and have shared it with many people.

    Thank you for your response(s)!

  • Elizabeth Kipp

    Could you please indicate the measurements for each ingredient in your Morning Smoothie recipe? I'd really like to make this Smoothie, but some of the ingredients have a very strong taste (Vitality Super Greens and Potent Proteins, for example) .
    Thank you for this recipe and guidance for starting the day in a healthy way :)
    Sincerely, Elizabeth Kipp

  • Cindy Barg

    Can you please explain to me what you mean exactly by fermented vegetables?
    This is a new one for me.

    Also I love eggs but not if the yolk is runny, does it really destroy all the goodness if the yolk is fully cooked?

    Kind regards,
    Cindy Barg


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