You want to live that healthy Southern California lifestyle (whatever that may be!)? Then skip the donut store and read this.
This morning I ate two eggs sprinkled with cheese with sautéed green peppers. Eating eggs for breakfast along with certain vegetables keeps me full and reduces my cravings to snack. I don't eat them every morning because of the outrageous prices right now in Southern California and given the fact that I'd get bored of them. I do try and eat a protein every morning along with certain raw or slightly cooked vegetables.
I felt victorious in my own eating habits when I found an article on Yahoo! Health, 8 Foods that Shut off Hunger Hormones and the egg was included in the list. The links to that and few other articles are included at the bottom of the list.
My other food for staving off hunger is cauliflower. I've been eating cauliflower regularly for about 3 years – often as a snack between meals.
The website, The World's Healthiest Foods.org, says the vegetable is a cruciferous vegetable and "provides special nutrient support for three body systems that are closely connected with cancer development as well as cancer prevention. These three systems are (1) the body's detox system, (2) its antioxidant system, and (3) its inflammatory/anti-inflammatory system."
Good to know.
Do you have your superfoods that you find stave off hunger and don't weigh you down? For me, it's a topic worth exploring because what I eat certainly does affect how I feel.
And here are a few links on eggs as a superfood:
Authority Nutrition – why are eggs good for you
The Telegraph: Eggs should be considered a superfood say scientists
Yahoo! Health 8 Foods that Shut off Hunger Hormones
Happy eating! And I'll with a quote I've seen often but can't remember the source:
Let food be thy medicine and thy medicine food.
(And if you have a candy bar once in a while like a Snickers, that's okay. Just don't make it a regular part of your lifestyle.)
Image taken in August on a hiking trail near Fawnskin, Big Bear Lake after thunderstorms.