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Super Foods to Start the Day!

Let's face it.  Not all of us are morning people.  And between getting up, getting ready for work or school, or both if you have kids.
Mornings can be pretty hectic.   Regardless of the scenario, "We can't neglect our bodies' need for good quality nutrients!"

So just a quick solution to the situation is eat a bowl of cereal!  Find a quality brand or product that has loads of complex carbs.  Low in simple carbs ("sugar"), even better with some nuts too.  It's quick and easy yet will help start your day with a good source of carbs and protein, giving your body a little bit of everything it needs.  

I add some superfoods to my bowl.  You can add more bang with some bright colored fruits.  All bright colored fruits are loaded with anti-aging elements like phytochemicals and antioxidants.  One of my favorites is adding a sliced banana (for the added natural potassium content) and strawberries.
Wow!!!!  That combo packs a punch.  I also love to do the blueberries and kiwi...

Usually it depends on what is in season and at the local green market.  But, regardless, it's a quick, healthy solution to the whole problem of being pressed for time in the morning.  So don't neglect your health and make that bowl of cereal.  You will be glad you did later.  

  • Cereal of choice ... mine is grape-nuts or similar = 200 calories per cup (approx 58.0 g)
  • 1 banana  = 110 calories
  • 5 sliced strawberries = 40 calories
  • 1-1/2 cup whole milk = 225 calories
  • Rough Nutrient breakdown = 50/30/20  (carbs, protein, fats)

  • Total calories = 575 calories

Note : This might sound like a lot... but for me it is roughly 1/6th of my body's daily requirement.  (I strive to eat 6 times a day.  Smaller meals with a good source of carbohydrates, protein, and fats.)  Based on my individual goals...  I consume between 3600-4000 calories a day, depending on my training schedule or time of year (which determines my goals and objectives).  Nor do I count every calorie or nutrient to the extreme.  Only rough estimates.  You can read other articles on this site to understand why...

By : Pete Griffen

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