Whether you’re a fan of smoothie bowls, chia seed pudding, or old fashioned oatmeal, you are starting your day on the right foot by consuming any one of these dishes.
And if you want to make your breakfast even more nutritious, there are some secrets to increasing your nutrition absorption and getting your day to an even better start.
Whether you’re sprinkling them on top of something or using them as the base of a pudding, soaking them for 10-20 minutes before you use them will help them bloom and become easier to digest. Soaking them also helps to slow down digestion, which will make you feel fuller faster.
Flax seeds are a great way to add protein to your breakfasts, but make sure to grind them before you add them to smoothies or anything of the like. This is because the tough outer shell cannot be digested in our bodies, so we have to help it out by crushing it either in a mortar and pestle or a spice grinder.
Even though oats don’t take long to cook, by soaking them beforehand you help your body to digest them much easier, as well as being able to absorb the nutrients faster and more easily.