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The Wrong Breakfast Crowd
a blog by Beth and Tami of Pulling Down the Moon
Breakfast, as we’ve been told since we were kids, is the most important meal of the day. We know a healthy morning meal is good for the brain, but it’s also great for our reproductive system. A morning energy boost that’s low in sugar, high in healing nutrients like B-vitamins, antioxidants, healthy fats and fiber will promote good hormonal balance.
Unfortunately, in our adult lives, many of us have started to run with a dicey breakfast crowd. Cuppa Joe and his buddy Blueberry Scone may taste great but they’re the equivalent of a blood sugar bomb that’s going to result in a brutal crash sometime before lunch. They’re also pretty shallow friends. Even if that scone is maple-oat flavored, you can be it’s more maple than oats!
Time to find a new breakfast club.
First, get warm. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, women should eat a warming diet when they are trying to conceive. Bye-bye cold cereal and milk, hello oatmeal topped with antioxidant rich berries and a sprinkle of chia seeds (yes, chia like the pet!). Oatmeal is a favorite food of beneficial bacteria in the gut and the antioxidants in berries and omega-3s in the chia help keep the cell membranes of our eggs and sperm healthy!
Second, think outside of the (cereal) box. Black beans mixed with salsa and diced avocado served on a scoop of brown rice is an ideal fertility-friendly breakfast. The soluble fiber in the rice and beans helps our body regulate estrogen levels and avocado is a great source of healthy fats.
Third, go nuts! When you simply don’t have time to cook and eat breakfast, a handful of almonds or walnuts and a scoop of berries make a great breakfast on the run.
Make sure to drink a cup of herbal tea along with to warm things up a bit.
Be present, be positive . . . be breakfast-savvy!