Sunday, September 23, 2007

Secrets to a Healthy Breakfast - Keys to Good Nutrition & Tips to Eating Healthy

"To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals." - Benjamin Franklin

I'd like to share with you some to eating a healthy breakfast. If you use these and tips to , you will accomplish two important things. First, you will assist your body in the mornings with the process of , which is extremely important to your health and well being. Secondly, you will give yourself an energy boost that will take you all the way to lunchtime.


Key 1 - After rising, drink a large 12-16 ounce lukewarm glass of natural spring water with 1-2 teaspoons of Bragg's organic apple cider vinegar, a big squeeze of lemon, and a tablespoon of organic raw honey. These four things will assist your body in the elimination process. Your body needs lots of water in the morning to rehydrate itself and to flush out toxins in your system.

Your body processes food in three stages: digestion, assimilation, and elimination. These stages correspond to three time cycles.

digestion = noon - 8 pm
assimilation = 8 pm - 4 am
elimination = 4 am - noon

You need to learn to work "with" your body instead of "against" your body and its cycles of food processing. The optimum time for eating and digesting food is between noon and 8 pm. is followed by the process of from 8 pm to 4 am. Most of this takes place while you sleep. The third stage is , which lasts from 4 am to around noon. During this third and final stage, your body is focused on eliminating all of the wastes and toxins from the previous day. This is NOT a time to eat a heavy breakfast, but rather a time to exercise and drink lots of fluids, fresh juices, and to eat an apple. Do NOT begin your day with a large breakfast, which will only defeat your body's purpose of cleansing and elimination.

Key 2 - You need to learn to EARN YOUR BREAKFAST. In other words, your day should start with plenty of , chores, and work, during which time your body has time to stretch and start eliminating the wastes and toxins it is purging.

Key 3 - About an hour after your large mixture of water and cleansing ingredients, it's time for you to have some more liquids. I recommend one of two things. You can either make your own fresh squeezed juice from organic fruits, berries, and vegetables. This will give you an energy boost for the morning, and it will aid in the elimination process. Or you can mix up a "green drink" in the form of a smoothie. This can include a lot of water, some fresh or frozen organic fruits and berries, an organic whole food powdered nutritional supplement, some Himalayan Krystal Salt saline solution, some organic barley grass juice powder, some organic extra virgin coconut oil, some flax oil, 1/4 or 1/2 of a fresh lemon, a banana, and some cayenne pepper. All of these ingredients will give your body an incredible energetic morning boost, as well as assist your body in the process of elimination. I highly recommend an organic whole food based powdered nutritional supplement called, , made by . You can find more information on this amazing product by going to this website.

Key 4 - Around ten in the morning, eat an organic apple or another high-fiber fruit. Apples are very healthy for you and contain fiber that will help your body cleanse itself and eliminate waste from the previous day. The wise proverb, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away," is actually true! Fruit is the best whole food for the morning because it is loaded with fiber, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that assist your body in the cleansing and elimination process, as well as providing your body with an energy boost.

If you will follow these four secret keys to a healthy breakfast, your body will reap the benefits as you learn to work with it instead of against it. The main thing to keep in mind is that mornings are a time for elimination, and not a time for digesting a large breakfast. Mornings are a time to hydrate your body and flush out the toxins. Mornings are a time to get plenty of exercise and to drink lots of water and some fruit juice. Late mornings are a time for an or some other tasty cleansing food. I trust this information is useful to you. Sincerely, the .