Is Breakfast the Most Important Meal of the Day?
Fat-loaded breakfast burritos, sugary cereals, and donuts have become just some of the standard American breakfast foods, making the morning meal one of the most unhealthy of the day—unstable blood sugar levels, weight gain, chronic sluggishness, and long-term health issues are the result.
Whether you’re getting kids off to school or yourself off to work, or both, mornings can be just about the most hectic time of the day, and breakfast often suffers in quality and even frequency because of it.
Studies show that children and adults concentrate and perform better and feel better during the day when they eat a healthful breakfast.
If you struggle with your nutrition goals in the morning, Wild Zora has you covered, not only for busy mornings, but also for your outdoor adventure meals, or pre or post workout nutrition to improve performance, aid in muscle growth, and prevent fatigue and shakiness.
Our flaxseed based Paleo Meals To Go are a healthy start for your day, and they’re quick and easy to prepare—just add water—and, they can be eaten right out of the bag, so they’re super convenient for kids to eat in the car and to pack for camping out. They’re also a great food to keep in your desk at work for the times you haven’t eaten breakfast at home or you need a nutritious pick-me-up. Our three delicious flavors will satisfy your hunger and your tastebuds anytime of the day.
Wild Zora Paleo Meals to Go have no gluten, grain, dairy, or added sugar. What they are made of is nutrient-packed, paleo-friendly food. In addition to organic flaxseed meal, our Cliffside Coconut Berry, Butte Cacao Banana, and Palisade Pineapple Mango have other nutritious and tasty ingredients like almond flour, strawberries, pecans, walnuts, shredded coconut, cacao chips, blueberries, apple, banana, mango, pineapple, sea salt, and vanilla bean—real food for better health!
A good-for-your-body breakfast combines protein, fiber, healthy fats, and nutritious carbs—each Paleo Meal To Go pouch has all of the above, which in combination reduces glucose spikes, provides fuel for energy, helps repair damaged tissues and cartilage, protects against disease, aids in muscle growth, helps to maintain a healthy weight, and keeps your brain functioning well.
Billions of dollars are allocated every year to find yet another drug to lower cholesterol, lose weight, and fight disease, that will in many cases cause a host of unwanted, even health-damaging side effects. Most research money is spent in areas that will provide a return on the investment, such as with pharmaceuticals and chemicals, but even with the lack of resources going into the study of natural substances effect on the human body, science is now beginning to discover a long list of the benefits to consuming flax seed—the ability to slow and even reverse cardiovascular disease being just one, without the side effects and sometimes ineffectiveness of drugs.
"The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease. “
—Thomas A. Edison
‘The Effects of Dietary Flaxseed on Atherosclerotic Plaque Regression’ (say that 5 times real fast :)) is just one study that found eating flax seed can slow the hardening of the arteries.
Flax seed is an excellent source of both macronutrients and micronutrients—it provides protein, amino acids, healthy fats, and vitamins and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium.
Omega-3, Soluable Fiber, and Lignans are responsible for some of the most significant benefits of flax seed. Omega-3 (alpah-linoleic acid) is an essential fatty acid for human metabolism. The Soluble Fiber in flax seed binds to toxins and helps pull them out of the body. Lignans are antioxidants that can support the immune system, they can also help to balance hormones in men and women.
Here’s some additional benefits of flax seed—
It can improve skin quality.
It can protect against radiation toxicity.
It can help reduce inflammation of a swollen prostrate.
It contains beneficial plant estrogens.
It can protect against cancer.
Lose Weight with the Right Flax Combo—
Lean, quality proteins eaten with nutrient-rich carbs aid in weight loss because the body burns more calories digesting protein than it does carbs. Proteins and fats also break down slower than carbs so they provide a slower, longer term release of energy. Protein is the primary compound that grows and repairs tissue (muscle) and cartilage in the body.
Eating protein with carbs at each meal and snack helps to control blood sugar and weight.
Secondly, protein helps subdue appetite and promote feelings of fullness long after meals. According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, protein helps to curb appetite and recommends including protein with each meal or snack to help reduce carbohydrate intake and to better control blood sugar, which is the key to so many healthy bodily functions.
Carbs eaten without proteins and healthy fats cause sugar crashes, but carbohydrates are important because they provide fuel for energy that help the body move, digest, and help the central nervous system function properly, and they slow protein from being used as the only energy source so it remains available to build muscle. Eating too many carbs, however, and eating them without protein causes weight gain.
From Our Blog— Are All Carbs the Same?
Eating foods (carbs) that cause your body to produce more insulin than you need in a day will result in an excess of glycogen (glucose) in your liver that will turn into fatty acids for long-term storage—the fatty acids are delivered around the body through the blood and stored in the fat tissues—body fat.
Do you see why the protein/carb combo is so important?
What about the benefits of intermittent fasting?—
Can skipping breakfast help with weight loss?
Fasting is getting a lot of kudos these days—there’s some good studies that show extending your overnight fast (sleeping time) past breakfast and into lunch or longer can be beneficial to losing weight—not a good idea for children to practice—feelings of hunger can cause irritability and trouble with concentration and task completion for children and adults.
One of the pitfalls of fasting that counteracts any of its benefits is that it can increase cravings for unhealthy foods and lead to overeating—it’s not uncommon for fasters to break their fast with the first convenient food they see, or with that food they’ve been craving, which is why studies have shown a link between skipping breakfast and being overweight.
The key to successful fasting is to have a plan as to what fast-break meal will be eaten when the fast is ended.
Make the most of fasting and its benefits…
Break a fast with Wild Zora Paleo Meals to Go to get the right nutrition in a quick and easy way!
Whether you’re busy or just trying to maintain your health goals wherever you are or whatever you’re doing, having the right food like Wild Zora Paleo Meals To Go at the ready will keep you and your family feeling and functioning your very best.