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The best source of vitamins and minerals is food.  However, most of us do not eat enough of the fruits and vegetables we need to detoxify and to build cells effectively.  Additionally, our food sources are less nutrient-dense than 50 years ago due to pollution, pesticides, and other factors.  The answer: Eat food your great grandmother would recognize.

The time of day you eat certain foods is as important as what and how much you eat, especially if you suffer from adrenal fatigue.  For example, American breakfasts set us up for a guaranteed crash in the afternoon.  No “good” fat or protein is included.  Everything is high glycemic–sugary junk food or foods that convert to sugar.  For example, a slice of white bread is a quick step toward sugar.  As for cereal, anything that can stay on the shelf for two years really shouldn’t be labeled food.  Even bugs don’t want cereal.

I’m suggesting you forget about danishes, muffins or cereal.  Make the switch to eggs, but make sure to load them up with onions, spinach, tomatoes, and other micronutrients.  (If you’re concerned about cholesterol, use egg whites.)  Or try a protein shake blended with frozen berries (rich in anti-oxidants) and coconut milk or hemp milk. Cook with olive oil at low temperatures, and with grape seed oil at high temperatures.

People who choose protein and micronutrients for breakfast wind up eating about 200 calories less throughout the day because this combination stabilizes blood glucose levels and takes the edge off hunger.  What are you eating for breakfast? If you’re up for a challenge and ready to incorporate more protein and less sugar, tell me in the comments below. I look forward to hearing from you!