Sunday, 25 September 2011

Breakfast - BREAKing the FAST

Your Daily Fast
Your body FASTS for about 6 to 8 hours each night as you sleep (fasting means: you don't eat food). This gives your system a good rest and allows the body to do its magic. Plenty happens while you are in the land of of those is self-healing. This is an amazing process I won't dive into here, however if you want to know more, jump onto google and do your own research.

BREAK-FAST of champions
There are stacks of theories about what we 'should' eat for breakfast. I eat what my body desires from the plathora of 'real' food available to me. How about we explore what may NOT be good choices.....there are loads to choose from.

Avoid Anything in a Box
My daughter knows that most 'food' that comes in a box, that sits on a shelf for weeks, which usually contain synthetic (non-food) ingredients with numbers, words like 'natural' (NOT!!), and made in a factory without any consideration of how it supports the body. She knows it is not food. Let's take a well marketed 'healthy' cereal and see what it is really made of.
The ingredients may appear to be comprehensive and full of goodness....but when you dig a little deeper you find most of those 'added' elements are actually harmful (no wonder it was banned in Denmark in 2004 - more details on why are at the end of this post...scary). I have coloured the unnatural ingredients in red. Just to name a few: Riboflavin is prohibited in foods for infants (um..doesn't this worry worries me) and Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (SYNTHETIC vitamin B6) is used in hair conditioner and has not been assessed for safety in cosmetics....WTF!!!

INGREDIENTS: Australian: Cereals (62%) (rice, wheat), wheat gluten, sugar, wheat flour, minerals (calcium carbonate, iron, zinc oxide)salt, barley malt extract, vitamins (niacin, vitamin B6, riboflavin, thiamin, folate).In North American Market (except Canada): Rice, wheat gluten, sugar, defatted wheat germ, salt, high fructose corn syrup, dried whey, malt flavoring, calcium caseinate, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), alpha tocopherol acetate (vitamin E), reduced iron, niacinamide, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin (vitamin B2), thiamin hydrochloride (vitamin B1), vitamin A palmitate, folic acid, and vitamin B12.

Just a question: is defatted wheat germ created from fat wheat? (lol) Why not use real wheat? Oh that's right it won't last on the shelves without being turned into a processed element...which by the way is not recognisable or useable by the body....but makes a great filler. ( you thinking yet?)
AND beware of the SALT and SUGAR in these 'foods' as it is not even close to its original form. The salt has had all 83 minerals removed and sold for profit....what is left over is put into processed food.

It does not makes sense to me to eat this stuff when it is SO easy to make your own REAL food. Eating any synthetic (pretend food) has the body go into 'emergency' action mode to actually get rid of it so it does not cause harm. Imagine what a diet full of it must be doing (concerned face).  

Choose Wisely
To break a fast, to support a body that has been in healing mode for 6 to 8 hours, it is wise to kickstart it with something wholesome. Whole meaning real food from it's natural ALIVE as possible. Not deconstructed, not processed, not reconstructed, not extracted or concocted.  Not homogenised, not pasturised, not hydrogenised, not fake colours for our eyes.

Here are some ideas that I love to gift my body with:
Water with lemon juice - a great start to the day which does wonders for the body. Real muesli (not store bought toasted varieties with 'additives') - great for cleaning the colon and provides great energy for the day. Fresh juice - made with apples, carrots, lemon, beetroot and any other fruit and vegies you like. Eggs, beans, tomato, spinach, on sour dough - organic and free range if you can and fresh ingredients (preferably not gassed tomatoes to make them red or bagged spinach with has a gas injected to keep it fresh). Fresh bread/toast - if you like toast in the morning do yourself a favour and check out the ingredients. I am unable to find 'real' bread in a supermarket as they all have so many additives to keep them fresh. I buy bakery bread that i know has only real ingredients, especially sour doughs. Fresh fruit - adding fresh fruit (which has live cells still in it) is SO good for your body. An apple a day DOES keep the doctor away. Grab one as you run out the door.

As promised: here are the details about Special K - Source at
"The country of Denmark has outlawed Kellogg's products since 2004. Danish health officials banned the cereal because, as they claimed, Kellogg's wanted to add extremely high levels of vitamin B6, calcium, folic acid and iron, which would reach toxic levels when eaten on a daily basis. Young children risk liver and kidney damage, while the fetuses of pregnant women can suffer complications from the toxins"

1 comment:

Glenaeon Class 3,2010 said...

thanks deb well done,keeping bringing the info into the light

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