Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Protien and Healthy Fats in the Morning and Cereal Grains at Night?

 Yes! Save the cereal grains, granola, jam and toast for a sleep inducing late night snack. 
Breakfast is the time to break the fast, and let your body know it's not going to be starved for the day.
The key is to watch your serving sizes, practice mindfulness while you eat, don't gobble and eat slowely...stop when you are 80% full
Hearty and delicious breakfast suggestions from around the globe: 
•Eggs Benedict  •veggie and cheese omelet  •broiled fish and the slightly sweet Japanese omelet Tamagoyaki  •Chinese dim sum dumplings of delectable seafood's  •Vietnamese seafood or poultry Pho  •Indian curry, dal or sag paneer  •Mexican breakfast burrito with regular or soy chorizo • Quiche, Strata or Italian Fritata

Los Angeles Times 
April 2, 2010 
 A new study suggests our bodies are primed to eat high-fat meals upon waking, and that high-carbohydrate breakfasts (mmm, pancakes) set us up to be unable to process high-fat meals later in the day.....
Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Baylor College of Medicine kept two groups of mice. One group got a high-fat meal upon waking and a low-fat meal before bedtime; the other had the low-fat meal first and the high-fat meal for dinner. Both groups of mice consumed “identical” amounts of total calories and calories from fat.  But the mice with high-fat breakfasts had “significantly lower body weights and body fat composition” than their counterparts who ate high-fat dinners, according to their study published this week in the International Journal of Obesity.
Those weren’t the only differences. The mice that began the day with more carbs developed insulin resistance, a condition that increases the risk for Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. They also wound up with more insulin, leptin and triglycerides circulating in their blood, which are also associated with diabetes and heart disease....more from Los Angeles Times

Time-of-day-dependent dietary fat consumption influences multiple cardiometabolic syndrome parameters in mice.....full article from Pub Med


Sid said...

Nice to see you back at it again :-) Sid

dev said...

Hi Sid,
a little behind, but getting there