What do you do first thing in the morning? Head for the coffee pot?
I’ve learned that our digestive tract, perfectly empty in the morning, ready for something healthy and nutritious, is usually mistreated and abused as soon as we open our mouths. It needs something with enzymes to clean, revitalize, and refresh. An enzyme-cleansed digestive tract promotes weight loss and health.
Hence, I’ve found the perfect breakfast is one cup of natural applesauce. Only 140 calories. Apple enzymes are perfect for cleansing intestines, and really, this breakfast is quite filling and satisfying. I’ve experimented with it for weeks, trying alternatives at times. I always come back to my applesauce.
So what’s in an apple? It is the fruit with the most pectin (pectolytic enzymes.) The pectin found in apples helps delay glucose absorption. It also helps clean cholesterol from the intestinal tract and is great for digestive health. Apple pectin is an antioxidant and helps prevent cancer.
Studies on apples show they promote weight loss. Apples are proven to have a beneficial effect on health for heart, lungs, and brain. They are also linked to stroke prevention!
A study at the Rio de Janeiro state university showed that women eating three small apples (or pears) daily lost more weight on a low-calorie diet than women who didn’t eat their apples! The researchers surmised this was because apples have a low calorie count and are high in fiber. They produce a sense of satiety meaning they’ll make you feel full. A high-fiber diet will make you want to eat less.
So.. a breakfast of applesauce is a great way to start the day. Strange as that may seem. The most basic element of human food also turns out to be healthiest.