Hepatitis C Management: The Most Important Meal of the Day
- Bad Choice #3 – Donut and a light-and-sweet coffee. This combo seems like an obviously bad breakfast choice, but so many people grab this on their way to work in the morning. Donuts (or other breakfast types of pastries) are made with white flour (a simple carb), sugar and fat. There is little nutrition to be gained from a donut. Although coffee in and of itself is okay, a light-and-sweet coffee is made with half and half and sugar, which is basically fat and sugar. This breakfast practically guarantees you will be fighting sleepiness in an hour and will encourage insulin resistance.
- Good Choice #4 – A comprehensive protein and nutrition shake like UltraNourish. For those without the time to prepare a nutritious breakfast, UltraNourish is a great backup plan. UltraNourish contains pea protein (a vegetarian, low-allergen source of protein), complex carbs (barley malt powder, rice bran powder), probiotics, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber and a combination of herbs to support liver health…all in a quick and easy form. It’s also available in chocolate. Chocolate UltraNourish is simple, healthy and delicious!
- Bad Choice #4 – Sugary cereal with whole milk. This quick and easy breakfast is simple carbs and sugar, which spells bad news for blood sugar levels. Although milk is a protein, whole milk contains a lot of fat. This breakfast would be much better if the cereal is a high fiber, low sugar, complex carbohydrate kind and it is prepared with nonfat milk…even better with some fresh fruit tossed in!
Combining protein, complex carbs, fiber, healthy fats, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals into our important first meal of the day is ideal for those with Hepatitis C. Unfortunately, most Americans don’t eat this way. It’s time to change the food we eat in the morning. By making smarter breakfast choices, you can feel good and guide your liver away from inflammation and towards healing.
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