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Here Are 30+ Easy High Fibre Breakfast Ideas You Can Try At Home

Here Are 30+ Easy High Fibre Breakfast Ideas You Can Try At Home

In the everyday hustle and bustle of life, it is not easy to recognize subtle changes manifesting in the body. When something is not quite right,the body sends out warning signs of discomfort. We tend too dismiss these signs quicker than the 6am alarm and get some quick fix medication without dealing with the root of the problem

Scientific evidence [1] clearly points out the root most health issues are poor diet habits leading nutritional deficiencies.

These problems build up gradually and may not be easy to notice. The best way to tell if your diet is in good tact is by being on the lookout for the main warning signs of a poor diet .

A proper high fibre breakfast will prevent diabetes, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulosis, heart disease, colon cancer and hemorrhoids. Good food essentially amounts to maintaining good health. Consume more oats,brown rice seeds,greens and nuts.

Signs That You Are Not Eating Enough Fibre.

Do you feel like you are carrying huge baggage in your stomach?

When you visit the loo less than three times a week for bowel movements you are most probably constipated. Constipation is caused by a lack of insoluble fibre in your daily diet. The best way to remedy this is adding more wholewheat bread, seeds, brown rice and fruits into your meals.

Are you starting to gain weight?

Vegetables high in fibre usually make you chew for a longer time and fills you up, decreasing food intake. Try skipping french fries and rather opt for lentils or steamed broccoli that has high fibre content

Are you always feeling hungry?

Snacks that are highly processed will leave you unsatisfied. Foods low in fibre leave you with hungry pangs much sooner than a high fibre meal. Try adding legumes to your salad or sprinkle some flax seed into your oatmeal. Both are great soluble fibre sources .

Try nutritious and health snacks rather than indulging in processed junk.

  • A snack rich in vitamin A, like sweet potato chips cooked in olive oil.
  • A snack rich in vitamins A, C and K, like Kale leave chips drizzled in olive oil.
  • A surprising antioxidant and fibre source is a bowl of popcorn.

Do you have a high cholesterol condition?

Fibre can reduce your hunger pangs, it also lower cholesterol levels. Soluble fiber combines with small intestine cholesterol, keeping it away from the blood stream.

Do You Have high blood sugar?

Fibre is known to delay the sugar absorption of sugars into the blood stream. This makes the blood sugar levels rise at a slower pace .

Does your digestion hurt?

When you begin to develop irritation and pain in your larger intestine lining due to an inflamed pouch, it is a diverticulitis condition that is correlated with a diet low in fibre . In more severe cases, diverticulitis can cause vomiting, diarrhea, fever and bloating.

Here we offer you some easy, quick and high fibre content breakfast for you to try!

Sweet morning delicacies

Boxed cereals , even if they may be labeled as healthy usually have refined flour,artificial colors, corn syrup and sugar. The health dangers that lurk in processed cereal is the same as those in a can of soda.

Let us start each day with a boost of high fibre breakfasts.

1. Chia Seeds and Oats

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    Chia seeds are the super seeds keeping the body hydrated and improving overall endurance. Wake up to a breakfast leaving you fueled with healthy fats, fiber and calcium.

    2. Seeds with Peanut butter on Toast

      A daily dose of breakfast fibre is easy to prepare with a sprinkle of flax and chia seeds. Your morning will launch with a jump-start digestion together with B-vitamins, fatty acids and calcium. It will ensure bone ,blood, as well as heart health.

      3. Overnight Vanilla Oats

        Figs,two fresh fruit, and some dates with vanilla oatmeal soaked overnight, gets together a naturally sweet bowl full of fibre, calcium, potassium and antioxidants.

        4. Strawberry and Chocolate Kale

          Some sprinkled cocoa together with the vitamin-rich fibre rich leafy green, Kale, in rolled oats, sliced fruit and nut butter makes an intriguing breakfast.

          5. Oatmeal and Banana

            Oatmeal together with fiber rich bananas and walnuts to fill you up is packed with protein and fibre keeping energy intact right through the usual mid-morning down slide.

            6. Brown Rice Breakfast

              Brown rice does not need to be limited to lunch and dinner menus! The nutty, fiber- filled grain makes a delectable breakfast . Add some maple syrup in a mix of apple chunks and dates, spiced with cinnamon for a gluten-free healthy morning boost.

              7. Quinoa and Strawberry Parfait

                Quinoa seeds has an impressive fibre and protein profile. With alternate layers of seeds in cloudy pillows of Greek yogurt and a dash of walnuts, quench you morning hunger with a superfood heart-healthy meal to start your day.

                8. Blueberries and Seeds

                  Raw blue berries with some almond milk , sunflower, flax,hemp and chia seeds leaves you with a gluten and dairy free morning mix loaded with nutritional goodness to kick-start the day

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                  9. Veggie Packed Burrito

                    A high fibre tortilla Burritos wrapped in your choice of veggies makes a a filling breakfast that is great tasting,nutritious ans easy to make.

                    10. Spinach and Tofu Quiche

                      A vegan breakfast recipe with dried tomatoes, spinach and tofu and is rich in fibre and boosts the immune system.

                      11. Lentil Savory

                        Lentils are rich in minerals , high fiber and a low GI making it an ideal breakfast. Packed with irons and B vitamins, lentils for breakfast are a healthy start to the day.

                        12. Chickpea Flour Pizza

                          Chickpea flour is a nutrition powerhouse, with fibre, plant protein and iron. Ground chickpeas pizza is a great base skipping the kneading, chilling an rising process. Top up with avocado and salsa for a gluten-free powerhouse of essential nutrients .

                          13. Breakfast Quesadilla

                            A breakfast Quesadilla is versatile with ingredients to suit preferences. A combination of spinach and white beans and white cheddar cheese make a rich power packed filling for any morning.

                            14. Avocado and Salmon Salad

                              Avocado with smoked salmon slices and some fibrous vegetable packs a healthy punch running past lunchtime.

                              15. Sweet Potato and Spinach

                                Spinach full of fibre and tomatoes, together with slow-digesting sweet potato carbohydrates is a great way to power through to lunchtime.

                                16. Savory Oatmeal

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                                  A savory oatmeal version includes a unique combination of feta and pine nuts together with the antioxidants and sweetness from figs.

                                  17. Avocado and Chickpea Toast

                                    Avocado toast is trendy on brunch menus these days. Add on , paprika chickpeas. It will add satisfying crunch, and generous portion of protein and fibre.

                                    18. Hummus Wrap

                                      High-fibre grains and greens make a nutritious wrap can proven to not only benefit but improves overall health.

                                      19. Green Delicacies on Wholegrain

                                        Chopped broccoli, chickpea with avocado cubes on wholegrain toast, muffins or pita is a perfect alternative to greasy fried eggs.

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                                        20. Blueberry Muffin Smoothie

                                          A blueberry muffin drink will steer you out of morning grogginess . The lavender concoction is packed with high-quality antioxidants from the blueberries. Oats ans chia seeds add in the extra fibre.

                                          21. Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie

                                            A banana mixed in peanut butter spoonfuls enough with added oats and chia seeds too. The result is complex carbohydrates with fatty acids that guarantee satisfaction.

                                            22. Pineapple Coconut Smoothie

                                              Pineapple has effective important dietary coconut is filled wit fibre, vitamins E, C, and B as well as iron, selenium, calcium ,sodium, phosphorous and magnesium, making the combo a nutritious smoothie.

                                              23. Raw Banana and Cacao

                                                The smoothie is high in calcium fiber and protein, and will fill you up for hours. Plus a great excuse to get some chocolate with breakfast.

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                                                24. Kale Smoothie

                                                  This is a perfect way of serving the Kale with all its nutrient content and health benefits and nutrient content . Kale is filled with minerals and vitamins including vitamin C, A and K together with potassium, copper and iron. This high in fiber superfood stabilizes the blood sugar levels keeping the digestive tract smooth.

                                                  25. Strawberry and Orange Smoothie

                                                    This tropical smoothie tropical smoothie has a mixture Greek yogurt blended with coconut milk, orange juice and strawberries, it is low in calories and creamy smooth!

                                                    26. Kale,Acacia and Berry Smoothie

                                                      A combination of blueberries,banana and strawberries go a long way and you are left with a juicy ,sweet and delicious fruity flavour, enhanced with acai powder fading away the taste of kale.

                                                      27. Classic Green Monster Smoothie

                                                        Spinach in a mix of chia seeds,peanut butter is served up in a smoothie full of vitamins A, K and C, and K together with magnesium, fiber and calcium.

                                                        28. Strawberry and Banana Smoothie

                                                          Strawberry and -Banana with almond milk, chia seeds, and pumpkin seeds with cacao nibs, and flaked coconut make a perfect combo smoothie.

                                                           29. Sage Pear Smoothie

                                                            Moringa is a special ingredient in the smoothie. Moringa is a plant with stress management and anti-aging benefits. It helps the body detoxify. With blend of hemp seeds, rich in Omega 3 and fatty acids, with a Vitamin E, this smoothie ensures a healthy body and clear mind .

                                                            30. Cherry Berry Ginger Smoothie

                                                              This is a recovery smoothie containing strawberries rich in anti oxidants. Kale, wheatgerm together with vitamin C eases pain makes it decrease muscle damage induced by exercise.

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                                                              How to Control Your Thoughts and Become the Master of Your Mind

                                                              How to Control Your Thoughts and Become the Master of Your Mind

                                                              Your mind is the most powerful tool you have for the creation of good in your life, but if not used correctly, can also be the most destructive force in your life.

                                                              Your mind, more specifically, your thoughts, affect your perception and therefore, your interpretation of reality.

                                                              I have heard that the average person thinks around 70,000 thoughts a day. That’s a lot, especially if they are unproductive, self-abusive and just a general waste of energy.

                                                              You can let your thoughts run amok, but why would you? It is your mind, your thoughts; isn’t it time to take your power back? Isn’t it time to take control?

                                                              Choose to be the person who is actively, consciously thinking your thoughts. Become the master of your mind.

                                                              When you change your thoughts, you will change your feelings as well, and you will also eliminate the triggers that set off those feelings. Both of these outcomes provide you with a greater level of peace in your mind.

                                                              I currently have few thoughts that are not of my own choosing or a response from my reprogramming. I am the master of my mind, so now my mind is quite peaceful. Yours can be too!

                                                              Who Is Thinking My Thoughts?

                                                              Before you can become the master of your mind, you must recognize that you are currently at the mercy of several unwanted “squatters” living in your mind, and they are in charge of your thoughts. If you want to be the boss of them, you must know who they are and what their motivation is, and then you can take charge and evict them.

                                                              Here are four of the “squatters” in your head that create the most unhealthy and unproductive thoughts:

                                                              1. The Inner Critic

                                                              This is your constant abuser. He is often a conglomeration of:

                                                              • Other people’s words; many times your parents.
                                                              • Thoughts you have created based on your own or other peoples expectations.
                                                              • Comparing yourself to other people, including those in the media.
                                                              • The things you told yourself as a result of painful experiences such as betrayal and rejection. Your interpretation creates your self-doubt and self-blame, which are most likely undeserved in cases of rejection and betrayal.

                                                              He is motivated by pain, low self-esteem, lack of self-acceptance and lack of self-love.

                                                              Why else would he abuse you? And since “he” is actually you– why else would you abuse yourself? Why would you let anyone treat you this badly?

                                                              2. The Worrier

                                                              This person lives in the future; in the world of “what ifs.”

                                                              He is motivated by fear which is often irrational and with no basis for it.

                                                              Occasionally, he is motivated by fear that what happened in the past will happen again.

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                                                              3. The Reactor or Trouble-Maker

                                                              He is the one that triggers anger, frustration and pain. These triggers stem from unhealed wounds of the past. Any experience that is even closely related to a past wound will set him off.

                                                              He can be set off by words or feelings. He can even be set off by sounds and smells.

                                                              He has no real motivation; he has poor impulse control and is run by past programming that no longer serves you, if it ever did.

                                                              4. The Sleep Depriver

                                                              This can be a combination of any number of different squatters including the inner planner, the rehasher, and the ruminator, along with the inner critic and the worrier.

                                                              His motivation can be:

                                                              • As a reaction to silence, which he fights against
                                                              • Taking care of the business you neglected during the day
                                                              • Self-doubt, low self-esteem, insecurity and generalized anxiety
                                                              • As listed above for the inner critic and worrier

                                                              How can you control these squatters?

                                                              How to Master Your Mind

                                                              You are the thinker and the observer of your thoughts. You must pay attention to your thoughts so you can identify “who” is running the show; this will determine which technique you will want to use.

                                                              Begin each day with the intention of paying attention to your thoughts and catching yourself when you are thinking undesirable thoughts.

                                                              There are two ways to control your thoughts:

                                                              • Technique A – Interrupt and replace them
                                                              • Technique B – Eliminate them altogether

                                                              This second option is what is known as peace of mind!

                                                              The technique of interrupting and replacing is a means of reprogramming your subconscious mind. Eventually, the replacement thoughts will become the “go to” thoughts in the applicable situations.

                                                              Use Technique A with the Inner Critic and Worrier and Technique B with the Reactor and Sleep Depriver.

                                                              For the Inner Critic

                                                              When you catch yourself thinking something negative about yourself (calling yourself names, disrespecting yourself, or berating yourself), interrupt it.

                                                              You can yell (in your mind), “Stop! No!” or, “Enough! I’m in control now.” Then, whatever your negative thought was about yourself, replace it with an opposite or counter thought or an affirmation that begins with “I am.”

                                                              For example, if your thought is, “I’m such a loser,” you can replace it with, “I am a Divine Creation of the Universal Spirit. I am a perfect spiritual being learning to master the human experience. I am a being of energy, light, and matter. I am magnificent, brilliant, and beautiful. I love and approve of myself just as I am.”

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                                                              You can also have a dialogue with yourself with the intention of discrediting the ‘voice’ that created the thought, if you know whose voice it is:

                                                              “Just because so-and-so said I was a loser doesn’t make it true. It was his or her opinion, not a statement of fact. Or maybe they were joking and I took it seriously because I’m insecure.”

                                                              If you recognize that you have recurring self-critical thoughts, you can write out or pre-plan your counter thoughts or affirmation so you can be ready. This is the first squatter you should evict, forcefully, if necessary:

                                                              • He riles up the Worrier.
                                                              • The names you call yourself become triggers when called those names by others, so he also maintains the presence of the Reactor.
                                                              • He is often present when you try to fall asleep so he perpetuates the Sleep Depriver.
                                                              • He is a bully and is verbally and emotionally abusive.
                                                              • He is the destroyer of self-esteem. He convinces you that you’re not worthy. He’s a liar! In the interest of your self-worth, get him out!

                                                              Eliminate your worst critic and you will also diminish the presence of the other three squatters.

                                                              Replace him with your new best friend who supports, encourages, and enhances your life. This is a presence you want in your mind.

                                                              For the Worrier

                                                              Prolonged anxiety is mentally, emotionally and physically unhealthy. It can have long-term health implications.

                                                              Fear initiates the fight or flight response, creates worry in the mind and creates anxiety in the body.

                                                              You should be able to recognize a “worry thought” immediately by how you feel. The physiological signs that the fight or flight response of fear has kicked in are:

                                                              • Increased heart rate, blood pressure, or surge of adrenaline
                                                              • Shallow breathing or breathlessness
                                                              • Muscles tense

                                                              Use the above stated method to interrupt any thought of worry and then replace it. But this time you will replace your thoughts of worry with thoughts of gratitude for the outcome you wish for.

                                                              If you believe in a higher power, this is the time to engage with it. Here is an example:

                                                              Instead of worrying about my loved ones traveling in bad weather, I say the following (I call it a prayer):

                                                              “Thank you great spirit for watching over _______. Thank you for watching over his/her car and keeping it safe, road-worthy, and free of maintenance issues without warning. Thank you for surrounding him/her with only safe, conscientious, and alert drivers. And thank you for keeping him/her safe, conscientious, and alert.”

                                                              Smile when you think about it or say it aloud, and phrase it in the present tense; both of these will help you feel it and possibly even start to believe it.

                                                              If you can visualize what you are praying for, the visualization will enhance the feeling so you will increase the impact in your vibrational field.

                                                              Now take a calming breath, slowly in through your nose, and slowly out through the mouth. Take as many as you like!

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                                                              Replacing fearful thoughts with gratitude will decrease reactionary behavior, taking the steam out of the Reactor.

                                                              For example:

                                                              If your child gets lost in the mall, the typical parental reaction that follows the fearful thoughts when finding them is to yell at them.

                                                              “I told you never to leave my sight.” This reaction just adds to the child’s fear level from being lost in the first place. Plus, it also teaches them that mom and/or dad will get mad when he or she makes a mistake, which may make them lie to you or not tell you things in the future.

                                                              Change those fearful thoughts when they happen:

                                                              “Thank You (your choice of Higher Power) for watching over my child and keeping him safe. Thank you for helping me find him soon.”

                                                              Then, when you see your child after this thought process, your only reaction will be gratitude, and that seems like a better alternative for all people involved.

                                                              For the Trouble-Maker, Reactor or Over-Reactor

                                                              Permanently eliminating this squatter will take a bit more attention and reflection after the fact to identify and heal the causes of the triggers; but until then, you can prevent the Reactor from getting out of control by initiating conscious breathing as soon as you recognize his presence.

                                                              The Reactor’s thoughts or feelings activate the fight or flight response just like with the Worrier. The physiological signs of his presence will be the same. With a little attention, you should be able to tell the difference between anxiety, anger, frustration, or pain:

                                                              • Increased heart rate and blood pressure; surge of adrenaline
                                                              • Shallow breathing or breathlessness
                                                              • Muscles tension

                                                              I’m sure you’ve heard the suggestion to count to ten when you get angry—well, you can make those ten seconds much more productive if you are breathing consciously during that time.

                                                              Conscious breathing is as simple as it sounds; just be conscious of your breathing. Pay attention to the air going in and coming out.

                                                              Breathe in through your nose:

                                                              • Feel the air entering your nostrils.
                                                              • Feel your lungs filling and expanding.
                                                              • Focus on your belly rising.

                                                              Breathe out through your nose:

                                                              • Feel your lungs emptying.
                                                              • Focus on your belly falling.
                                                              • Feel the air exiting your nostrils.

                                                              Do this for as long as you like. Leave the situation if you want. This gives the adrenaline time to normalize.

                                                              Now you can address the situation with a calmer, more rational perspective and avoid damaging behavior.

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                                                              One of the troubles this squatter causes is that it adds to the sleep depriver’s issues. By evicting, or at least controlling the Reactor, you will decrease reactionary behavior, which will decrease the need for the rehashing and ruminating that may keep you from falling asleep.

                                                              Master your mind and stop the Reactor from bringing stress to you and your relationships!

                                                              For the Sleep Depriver

                                                              (He’s made up of the Inner Planner, the Rehasher and the Ruminator, along with the Inner Critic and the Worrier.)

                                                              I was plagued with a very common problem: not being able to turn off my mind at bedtime. This inability prevented me from falling asleep and thus, getting a restful and restorative night’s sleep.

                                                              Here’s how I mastered my mind and evicted the Sleep Depriver and all his cronies.

                                                              1. I started by focusing on my breathing—paying attention to the rise and fall of my belly—but that didn’t keep the thoughts out for long. (Actually, I now start with checking my at-rest mouth position to keep me from clenching.)
                                                              2. Then I came up with replacement strategy that eliminated uncontrolled thinking—imagining the word in while breathing in and thinking the word out when breathing out. I would (and do) elongate the word to match the length of my breath.

                                                              When I catch myself thinking, I shift back to in, out. With this technique, I am still thinking, sort of, but the wheels are no longer spinning out of control. I am in control of my mind and I choose quiet.

                                                              From the first time I tried this method I started to yawn after only a few cycles and am usually asleep within ten minutes.

                                                              For really difficult nights, I add an increase of attention by holding my eyes in a looking-up position (Closed, of course!). Sometimes I try to look toward my third eye but that really hurts my eyes.

                                                              If you have trouble falling asleep because you can’t shut off your mind, I strongly recommend you try this technique. I still use it every night. You can start sleeping better tonight!

                                                              You can also use this technique any time you want to:

                                                              • Fall back to sleep if you wake up too soon.
                                                              • Shut down your thinking.
                                                              • Calm your feelings.
                                                              • Simply focus on the present moment. 

                                                              Becoming the Master of Your Mind

                                                              Your mind is a tool, and like any other tool, it can be used for constructive purposes or for destructive purposes.

                                                              You can allow your mind to be occupied by unwanted, undesirable and destructive tenants, or you can choose desirable tenants like peace, gratitude, compassion, love, and joy.

                                                              Your mind can become your best friend, your biggest supporter, and someone you can count on to be there and encourage you. The choice is yours!

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