My favorite way to start the day is with a nutrient dense leftover dinner turned breakfast skillet!
So many of us break our 7-8 hr morning fast with refined grains, sugars, and little to no fat or protein. What is most concerning about a breakfast (or any meal for that matter) full of processed refined grains, sugars, and additives, is what this does to our children's neurological function.
Our bodies need cholesterol from pastured eggs, grass fed beef, and if tolerated...whole milk dairy products. Cholesterol helps the brain build new synapses. In fact, the brain contains 25 percent of the cholesterol in our bodies. It is also required for the assimilation of calcium, and the absorption of fat soluble vitamins like A, D, and K.
Grass-fed beef patty - Best dietary source of Conjugated Linoleic Acid which helps protect against heart disease, diabetes and cancer. And high levels of steric acid, which does not raise blood cholesterol levels!
Green leafy veggies - kale, cucumber, and romaine provide vitamin K which helps maintain the health of both teeth and gums. Vitamin K is particularly important in the brain. It is one participant of the nervous system involving the sphingolipid metabolism, which is a class of naturally occurring molecules present in brain cell membranes.
Japanese sweet potatoes - A great source of vitamin A, which plays a role in maintaining immune function and strong bones.