Updated: Nov 27, 2019
Start the day with a healthy mix of fibre, protein and antioxidants to help improve digestion, cellular health and give you sustained energy for the morning.
Walnuts naturally look like little brains. They contain cell protecting antioxidant vitamin E, omega 3 fatty acids and polyphenols that decrease inflammation and oxidative stress (cell damage) in the body.
Blueberries are a low calorie berry rich in polyphenols called anthocyanadins that protect the cells against damage that can help protect the body from ageing and cancers.
Buckwheat is actually a gluten free seed that is rich in fibre and protein which can help to reduce cholesterol and blood sugars. Buckwheat contains resistant starch which is fermented by gut bacteria which produces short-chain fatty acids and butyrate that nourishes the gut.
Peptitas otherwise known as pumpkin seeds are a great source of protein and unsaturated fats, including omega-3. They also contain a good range of nutrients including zinc, iron, selenium, calcium, B vitamins and beta-carotene, which the body converts into vitamin A.
Sunflower seeds are a beneficial source of selenium and vitamin E as well as phenolic acids and flavanoids that are all great antioxidants, which help to protect the cells of the body. They may help to decrease blood sugars. inflammation and heart disease.
Yogurt is made by the natural bacterial fermentation of the lactose in milk, producing lactic acid that curdles the milk with the end product being what we know as yogurt. Yogurt is a good source of calcium, B vitamins, magnesium and phosphorus. It is a good source of protein and contains probiotics that can be beneficial for gut health. For those who cant tolerate dairy coconut yogurt is a great alternative.
Making a great home made granola with the addition of some berries and yogurt is a great way to start the day using food as your daily multivitamin and mineral with the added extra of being delicious.
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