Why Breakfast Is Important for Digestion

Breakfast is considered the most important meal of day. Eating or not eating breakfast tends to be an individual decision that seems to have little or no effect on overall health. However, if you do eat breakfast, make sure it does not spike your blood sugar levels.

Rather than a bowl of sugary cereal or a flimsy pastry, try something that will hold you over a bit longer, like eggs. An egg or omelet is a good way to satisfy your need for breakfast without spiking your blood sugar levels. High protein paired with carbs that are low-glycemic can help you lose weight, as well as support healthy digestion. A high carb breakfast spikes blood sugar levels and can wreak havoc on your digestive system causing severe symptoms for those with sugar intolerance. In place of a carb overload, try having protein, which will keep you satisfied for longer and will not contribute to leaky gut or other digestive issues.

It is also recommended that your meals are small and evenly spaced throughout the day in order for your energy levels to remain steady and to prevent indigestion. By eating foods that are low-glycemic and still filling, you can improve your overall digestion. The digestive system has been found to perform better when you avoid sugary, fatty foods that slow down your digestion and metabolism leading to constipation.

Oatmeal and whole grains are also good breakfast options full of fiber that keep your digestive system functioning well. Although they are carbohydrates, oatmeal and whole grains do not make your blood sugar spike. Fiber is a key component of keeping the digestive system flowing, and most people do not get enough of it. Enjoying a fiber-filled breakfast will help you reach the recommended daily amount.

Along with protein and fiber, it can also be a good time to take probiotics and prebiotics that help your digestion. If you suffer from digestive issues caused by food intolerance, then probiotics and eating fiber rich and high protein foods can help restore balance into your system.

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