Benefit from Breakfast: Advice from Our San Francisco Doctors

The recommendation to eat breakfast — is it simply good advice to fuel up for the entire day, or are there more underlying reasons? Research has found that fueling up for the entirety of the day is only one of many reasons why breakfast is “the most important meal of the day.” 🍳

Advantages of eating breakfast/brunch:

1. Jumpstarting your metabolism . . . your body receives the message that it can indulge in plenty of calories throughout the day (instead of conserving to make up for fasting)
2. Having a lower BMI . . . studies consistently show that people who skip breakfast and eat less calories still have a higher BMI
3. Performing better (especially for school-aged children)
4. Preventing overeating
5. Lowering the “bad” cholesterol . . . when you skip breakfast, your body’s metabolism is slowed down, fat is stored for longer to conserve energy, you overeat, and you gain weight and more LDL cholesterol, or the “bad” cholesterol

One of the most common reasons for skipping breakfast is that people are in a rush and have no time. Therefore, the solution is using your time wisely. This can be done by food prepping or following easy recipes.

Here are three favorite and healthy breakfast ideas (gluten- and dairy-free) from our San Francisco Custom Chiropractic doctors:

1. loaded omelet muffins

loaded omelet muffins - healthy breakfast - San Francisco Custom Chiropractic
(courtesy of Dr. Steine)

What you’ll need:
nonstick cooking spray
6 large whole eggs
¼ tspn kosher salt
black pepper
3 tbsp thawed frozen spinach
3 tbsp diced tomatoes
3 tbsp diced onion
3 tbsp diced bell pepper

“Preheat the oven to 350°. Scramble the eggs, season them, then, mix in your ingredients (this is great because you can add essentially anything you want). Finally, fill the muffin tins and bake for about 20 to 25 minutes, until set. Keep them in your fridge and heat in the morning! Easy, delicious, healthy.” – Dr. Steine

2. wild blueberry, banana, & spinach smoothie

smoothie - healthy breakfast - San Francisco Custom Chiropractic
(courtesy of Dr. Bailey)

What you’ll need:
1 cup baby spinach
½ banana, frozen
½ cup blueberries, frozen
1 tsp chia seeds
1 tsp flax seeds
½ cup pomegranate juice
½ cup coconut water

3. banana chia oatmeal

oatmeal - healthy breakfast - San Francisco Custom Chiropractic
(courtesy of Dr. J)

What you’ll need:
2 cups rolled oats, gluten-free
3 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp flax seeds
2 tsp vanilla extract
½ a banana
1 cup blueberries
1 tbsp cinnamon
4 cups almond milk, unsweetened

“Put all your ingredients into a bowl and then the microwave on high for three minutes. Then, top the oatmeal with your favorites — blueberries, honey, etc. It should take no more than five minutes and is a great source of omega-3-fatty acids, fiber, and antioxidants.” – Dr. J

Eating a healthy breakfast is one important component of your overall wellness. If you are interested in learning more about our services and how we can help your general health and wellness, please feel free to get in touch