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5 Alternatives to Toast for Breakfast

By May 31, 2016September 18th, 2017No Comments

Man holding up a burnt slice of toast with an unhappy smiley conept for bad start to the day

White carbs are just not good for you.  At all.

And most wholewheat carbs contain gluten and it is just not good for you either.

Let me share with you WHY.

The main reason to avoid white foods is chlorine dioxide which is just one of the chemicals
used to bleach flour (even if later made brown again which is a common trick), combines with
residual protein in most of these foods to form alloxan. Researches use alloxan in lab rats to
induce diabetes. That’s right… to induce diabetes! This is the bad news if you eat anything
white or enriched. So don’t eat the white stuff if you want to get larger!

One of the greatest things you can do for your health is to go gluten-free. Wheat wreaks havoc on your internal system, igniting disease-causing inflammation and stopping up your gut, so it can’t digest properly. No matter how much you like pasta, pastries, cookies, or pizza, I’d encourage you to seriously consider going gluten-free. Your body will thank you.

By now, most people know that gluten is causing a great deal of trouble for many people who are either living with Celiac disease or have a sensitivity to gluten. What many of us don’t realize is that there’s yet another problem gluten causes: “wheat belly“, otherwise known as visceral fat.

It’s a funny sounding term, but the effects of this condition are no laughing matter.

The name wheat belly was coined by Dr. William Davis, and refers to a syndrome that affects your brain, your hormones, your immune system and so much more. It also results in a bulging belly, but that’s just a symptom.

A few years ago, gluten-free eating was virtually unheard of. Initially written off as a “special diet” for those with celiac disease and gluten-sensitivity,  you had to hit a specialty health store to find non-gluten baking options. Type 2 diabetes, increased belly fat and many other digestive and blood-sugar issues. In the last 10 years, gluten-free eating has exploded. Now a market which claims more than 44 million eaters, estimated to be worth $10.5 billion in 2013 sales, and expected to rise to $15.6 billion in sales by 2016.

What’s the deal with this massive growth? How did gluten-free eating become a mainstream focus for most eaters?

In the last 100 years, a variety of books and journals have been published, linking some of our most chronic ailments to our gut.

What goes in our gut goes into our bloodstream, and multiple studies are now confirming that the North American recommended focus on grains as the “base” of the food pyramid isn’t just correct–it’s causing chronic illness. One of the most recent books to explain the deleterious effects of grain on the body is “Grain Brain””–written by neurologist Dr. David Perlmutter.  Though his bestselling book was published in 2013, respected physicians and researchers, such as Dr. Mark Hyman, have been talking about the effects of grains on brain health for years.

Now, when I say “go gluten-free” it’s’ vital that you understand–that does not mean–go run around the grocery store, looking for boxes labeled gluten-free. A box is a box full of crap. You don’t need processed crap. You need whole, living foods. Leafy greens. Fresh vegetables. When I say go gluten-free, I mean…go without gluten-free substitutes, too.

A gluten-free cookie is still full of processed junk and tons of sugar.

A gluten-free pasta is still full of processed, refined ingredients.

A gluten-free pizza is still made with a processed crust.

You body doesn’t need processed gluten-free stuff, just like it doesn’t  need gluten. What it does need is whole, living foods. 

I’ve been gluten free now for more than 2 years and you can too.

Being a holistic health coach I know that your body needs whole living foods. And, I also know that it needs a little help, here are 5 Dairy free, gluten free options for breakfast that aren’t TOAST!

  • Green Smoothie

I am the lover of a Green Smoothie for breakfast in fact 5 out of 7 breakfasts are smoothies for me and people think they don’t fill you up, well mine do!  Until 3pm some days.  Check out a recipe here>>

  • Omelette

If you are still eating eggs and haven’t gone complete vegan, you can enjoy a good 3 egg omlette with veggies like mushrooms, tomatoes and red pepper.  This can be really filling and made in a matter of minutes.

  • Egg Muffins

I like to call these Magic muffins because they can be eaten for any meal of the day, cooked in batches and saved for up to 5 days in the fridge.  Check out the recipe here >>

  • Chia Seed Pudding

I like to call this one the nectar of the goddess, you can enjoy this super yummy dessert style breakfast as almost a breakfast treat.  Top with nuts, berries or a smidge of honey.  It is very luxurious. Check out the recipe here >>

  • Quinoa Power Porridge

Honestly this was difficult for me to get right, but once I did I never looked back.  If you like a quick but warm breakfast, this is a winner, Check out the recipe here >>

Lisa Barwise

Author Lisa Barwise

Hi, I'm Lisa. I consider myself a Wellness Alchemist, the catalyst in the transformation of Strong Women around the world. Strong of mind, body and character.

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