Mom was right. Breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day!
According to the Traditional Chinese Medicine Biological Clock, your Stomach does its best digesting between 7 and 9 a.m.
You haven't eaten anything since yesterday, hence the term breakfast - "break the fast". Your body is rested and ready to refuel for the day.
If you only make one change to improve your health and energy, let it be to eat a cooked, nourishing breakfast.
In Chinese Medicine, the stomach is compared to a big cooking pot. It needs to heat up or "cook" the foods you consume, in order to extract their nutrients. Then these nutrients are sent to nourish every cell of your body.
Whole, natural cooked foods are easiest to digest, boost your metabolism, and provide lasting energy.
A warm mug of ginger tea is also an excellent way to kick start your digestive system.
Today is a great day to revamp your breakfast. You'll be glad you did!
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Combine quinoa and water in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Add cranberries, dates, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir, cover and reduce to a simmer. Cook for about 15 minutes - until the quinoa is tender. Remove from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in vanilla. Serve with almond milk, berries, nuts or seeds if desired. Delicious!
GINGER TEA IS A GREAT WAY TO STIMULATE DIGESTION AND RAMP UP YOUR METABOLISM!
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Add ingredients to a small saucepan and bring the water to a boil. Simmer gently for about 5 minutes. Let cool slightly, and then pour into your favourite mug.