A Healthy Breakfast:
I try to eat the right food that will keep me out of a hospital bed. I’ve done plenty of research on what I should be eating in books and on the internet. To eat everything that’s supposed to be good for me, I’d be sitting at the table all day long. So I decided the main health issues to concentrate on were low cholesterol, the heart, a healthy digestive system, having enough fibre in my diet, and preventing the dreaded onset of arthritis.
I decided I could combine all the ingredients I needed in the main meal of the day, breakfast. Let’s look at them one by one below. They are all added to my home-made muelsi every morning.
This adds soluble fibre to your diet and is needed to keep the digestive system healthy and contributes to stabalising glucose levels and keeping your cholesterol levels low. Fibre is most important for people over fifty because the digestive system slows with age, so a high fibre diet becomes even more important. It is recommended to drink plenty of water with this.
What does Lecithin do? It can be spread on your cereal, porridge or muesli to help keep your cholesterol levels in check. Lecithin aids in the transport of fats around the body and helps disperse unhealthy deposits of fat and cholesterol. Lecithin is essential to the production of bile which maintains healthy liver function, and even prevents the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease. Lethicin is also a natural fat emulsifier in the body that prevents fat cells from accumulating in the liver.
Reports indicate taking Omega-3 (fish oil capsules) can reduce symptoms of diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, depression and cardiovascular disease, to name a few. Omega-3 also protects against heart rhythm disorders and has additional benefits for blood clotting and blood vessel function. Of course, the best source of Omega-3 is from fish which are high in oil, such as sardines, ocean trout, Atlantic salmon, tuna, herring and mackeral.
My wife throws this together into a large tupperware container which lasts three or four weeks. It contains Vita Brits, rolled oats, shredded coconut, sunflower seeds, pepitos, pawpaw fruit, chopped dates and sultanas. Finally adding a heaped dessertspoon of unprocessed bran and one of lecithin with a dash of soy milk. Not forgetting any fruit on hand such as chopped banana or Kiwi fruit and a glass of water to aid with digestion of the bran.