Today most of us wake up every morning to make ourselves breakfast and what do we end up preparing is a bowl of wholegrain cereal, but believe it or not breakfast cereals are not as healthy for us as we might believe(and I’m guilty of the cereal crime myself in the past). What we are told by our health authorities is very misleading but if we all took a little time to look into the research they have conducted to inform us of what is healthy and what is not we would come to find just as I have that it has no real scientific backing to be healthy as they claim to us.
I am sure many of you who are reading this might think how and why, well in today’s world we as people (most of us including myself in the past) take information that is relayed to us via media and governmental health bodies like the FDA as if its God‘s word without questioning the research instead we should like instead take a little time to look into the information and then make a real decision on how best to eat in order to live happy and healthy. I found that many of the new generation of young people would rather eat a quick breakfast like instant oats or cereal in place of more traditional breakfast like eggs and sausages, this kind of statistic drives me crazy because how can old food that our grandparents and ancestors have been eating for thousands of years create new diseases??? That in itself is impossible comprehend right!! Now take a moment a look at photos of your grandparents….see how healthy they look and how happy they lived a long life…now move two generations in the future and see how our generation is suffering from all kinds of diseases and illnesses and have a lower life expectance then our grandparents and what is crazy about this data is that in this period of the two generations our government and health authorities have reduced saturated fats on their recommended healthy pyramid diets to the lowest level to date but instead today we are suffering the highest level of cardiovascular diseases in human history…do you believe that!!
The most shocking thing that made me stop eating breakfast cereal was when I Read a book called wheat belly by Dr. William Davies that wrote about research that was conducted on mice that ate cereal only died due to lake on nutrition from the cereal and another research found that mice that ate wheat containing food had 64% chance of developing type 1 diabetes. I have done a simple comparison between today’s healthy breakfast and a traditional breakfast below:
Today’s healthy breakfast Traditional Breakfast
GI Level GI Level
Wholegrain cereal 60-70 2 eggs (cooked in butter or ghee) N/A
Low fat milk/soy milk 30-45 2 sausages 28
A glass of orange juice 46 baked beans 40
1 cup of tea or 1 glass of water N/A
TOTAL GI: 136 TOTAL GI: 68
I hope you all enjoyed the read and I hope you take something away from what you have read in today’s blog. Please contact me or leave your comments below and let me know what other health topics you would like me to blog about that would help you live better and healthy lives.
Wishing you all the health and wealth