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Get Set for a Healthy Day with Fabulous Breakfast Recipes

A great healthy breakfast is the key to staying fit throughout the day. Tasty, fresh and healthy breakfast meals help you to experience the goodness of life. These days, the early mornings beckon for a healthy and hurried start. Lack of time has led us to think of innovative ways on how to take good care of our health as well as our appetite. So here we are, discussing on some easy and healthy breakfast recipes perfectly prepared with nutritious ingredients.

White Wheat Toasts with Almond Butter and Grape Fruits

What can be healthier than whole wheat bread toasts with almond butter spread? The crispy toasts seem delicious with almond butter spread generously over it. You know what; almond butter is higher in protein content than peanut butter. Dip some grape fruits in sugar syrup. So now you get a bite of good things.

Tasty Peppered Eggs

Warm up some olive oil on your frying pan and add the egg. Scramble the entire thing and put some green peppers, chopped broccoli, black peppers and some finely chopped onions. It’s delicious and healthy. Munch on your white toasts and enjoy your eggy meal.

Bread Spread with Cottage Cheese and Fruits

Get yourself to shop some low carb fresh cottage cheese and spread some on the breads. Cut slices of apples, bananas, and sweet oranges. Now indulge yourself into some delicious breakfast treats.

Cinnamon- a super spice in disguise

Although the majority of the people are only aware of cinnamon’s delicious flavor and sweet aroma but probably not aware of its innumerable health benefits.

 

The function of nutritional supplements in cinnamon:

IRON:

Iron helps to transfer oxygen throughout the body. This provides energy when your body needs it the most. If your body contains low amount of iron you tend to feel exhausted and fatigue.

MANGANESE:

Manganese helps the body utilize enzymes and nutrients such as ascorbic acid, choline, and thiamin. It also maintains the function of the thyroid gland and keeps the nerves, cell, and bones healthy.Manganese helps the body to synthesize cholesterol.

CALCIUM:

Calcium is known to strengthen and build strong teeth and bones.

FIBER:

Fiber helps to monitor blood glucose level and is important to colon health.It is essential as it aids digestion, reduces the risk of heart diseases and cholesterol and balances the intestinal pH.

POLYPHENOLS:

Polyphenols are a powerful antioxidants that reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. It also helps to maintain artery health.

VITAMIN C:

Vitamin C is essential for strengthening the immune system of the body to protect it against cold and flu. It is also a crucial antioxidant that can prevent cancer. Vitamin C protects vision and maintain cardiovascular health.

VITAMIN K:

Vitamin K plays a vital role in promoting blood circulation  and in blood coagulation. It is popular for its anti-inflammatory properties. Vitamin K maintains the bone health and protects the cardiovascular system.

Benefits of the cinnamon supplements:

CINNAMON FOR INTESTINE AND STOMACH:

Cinnamon aids in improving gastric motility. This is beneficial in relieving intestinal gases. Cinnamon contains propanoic acid which helps in healing stomach ulcer. However, it does not disturb the secretion of acid which is essential for digesting food.

REDUCES BLOOD SUGAR IN DIABETICS:

Cinnamon enhances the insulin in the body with its hypoglycemic effect.  As a result the circulating blood glucose and its concentration in the body breaks down which in turn minimizes blood sugar. There is also a simultaneous reduction in triglyceride and cholesterol if you consume cinnamon supplements.

MINIMIZES PAIN:

People suffering from arthritis give a positive response to cinnamon. Cinnamon powder if taken with honey drastically reduce arthritic pain and enable the patient to walk easily.

ACT AS A FOOD PRESERVATIVES:

The anti-fungal and anti-bacterial property present in cinnamon prevent food from spoilage.

CURES RESPIRATORY DISORDERS:

Cinnamon supplements help to cure common cold and flu because of its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.

APHRODISIAC:

Cinnamon is the most effective herbal aphrodisiacs and help people overcome fertility issues. Even the sweet fragrance purifies the air and reduces drowsiness and irritability.

AWARENESS:

Cinnamon has a positive effect on the function of the brain. People who take cinnamon on a regular basis or who are exposed to the aroma of cinnamon found to have a better memory function. It also enhances the speed at which an individual processes information as  well as awareness.

Therefore the benefits extracted from the supplements of cinnamon cannot be ignored.

How To Present Dishes

The look of the meal counts as much as the taste. You owe it to yourself to present food looking fresh and inviting. Keep the garnish on dishes to a minimum; many dishes don’t need any at all if there are pretty accompaniments.

Cold roast meats sliced wafer thin will look more appetizing if rolled, folded or curled in cones. Include a selection of delicatessen meats for a variety of textures and colors. Mix vegetables after cooking but before serving. Diced carrots with peas, Brussels sprouts with small onions, and peas with sliced mushrooms are pretty combinations that taste delicious too.

Lemon wedges with the thin length of the wedge dipped in chopped parsley or slices of lemon sprinkled with chopped parsley are a nice garnish for fish.

Arrange clusters of sugared grapes round cold ham or cold roast turkey they look mouth watering. If you place the clusters on crisp lettuce they stand out more.

Cut delicate cheesecakes, meringue layers or gateaux into serving portions before taking to the table it’s easy if you know how. Spotless, shining dishes are important. If oven-to-tableware develops any cooking stains, rub them away before taking to the table. Use salt, which acts as an abrasive, and the damp corner of a tea towel.

Develop your own theme for serving meals. For me, it’s white porcelain serving dishes. I have built up a collection of all shapes and sizes and the white allows food colors to show off dramatically.

Separate the pieces a little but leave the cheese in position. This is wonderful to serve at a buffet and ensures that the cheese will remain to look attractive as guests help themselves. Those peppercorn studded Bries are really impressive and this technique works equally well with any similar-shaped cheese.