I tell my clients this all the time…do not skip breakfast. Even if you are not hungry, it is important to break the fast, replenish the body of burned nutrient stores, feed your brain so you can focus and function, and fuel your body for energy. Also, you set your metabolism when you eat in the morning, and it is important to include protein and healthy fats in your breakfast. A bowl of fruit is nourishing, but without the protein and fat, you will quickly digest the fruit and be starving an hour later when your blood glucose levels drop.
There are many foods that you can consume to maintain your blood sugar, weight, energy levels, and keep your skin from flaring up. Skin that shows signs of a rash, itchiness, burning, redness or blemishes, can often be linked to a food intolerance or allergy. If you do not have allergies or aversions to any particular foods, try incorporating these 5 breakfasts in to your weekly meal plan:
- Avocado Toast: Simple yet full of healthy fats to keep your skin supple, and fibre to keep your body regular and eliminating toxins.
- Egg Muffins: Eggs contain vitamin A, zinc and biotin, which helps in the formation of skin tissue. I make sure I eat happy eggs from happy chickens that are also fed an organic diet.
- Vitamin C-rich smoothie: Add cherries, blueberries, lemon, orange and stawberries to your smoothie or smoothie bowl for a blast of antioxidant vitamin C to protect your skin from environmental toxins, and boost your immunity and collagen production.
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