Healthy Breakfast Plan for Healthy Natural Kurls - Koils by Nature

Eating the right ingredients throughout the day will encourage hair growth and healthy, well moisturized kurls. Why? Because we need to take care of our kurls and koils from the inside out. 


Many of us know how important it is to eat healthy, but some of us don’t know what that actually looks like. Instead of groping in the dark, we’re going to give you some healthy breakfast meal plans to make that healthy breakfast a concrete reality. But first let’s understand why eating healthy will affect hair growth and healthy and soft kurls  (and healthier skin, cognition and digestion). 


How Our Diet Affects Our Hair and Skin

When we don't supply our bodies with the vitamins and nutrients it needs to live a long and healthy life, it starts drawing from what it determines as the lesser important organs to supply nutrients to the vital organs. And guess what? Our skin and hair are usually the first points of sacrifice. When we don't eat sufficient vitamins and minerals, our hair can look lackluster and dull, it will feel excessively dry and will be more prone to breakage. Our skin will look dull, dry, can be more prone to breakouts and infections and will take longer to heal. 


On the flip side, when we supply our bodies with the nutrients and vitamins it needs to stay healthy and robust, then our skin and hair will look its healthiest and best. Not only will our hair and skin benefit, but our digestion, potentially our weight, our ability to focus and our moods will also greatly benefit from the immunity boost. So what exactly does a healthy breakfast look like?


Breakfast Idea #1- Sugar-free Yogurt with fruits, berrys, nuts, seeds

When selecting what yogurt to eat, we always prefer organic yogurts that do not contain any sweeteners, no matter if it’s a natural sweetener like agave, or if it’s cane sugar. We can add whatever sweetener we want, and how much of it we want, if we want it at all. Dairy-free yogurts are also a great alternative, like coconut yogurts, soy yogurts, or nut-based yogurts. Both soy yogurts and dairy yogurts contain complete proteins. We need a nice amount of protein not only for our muscles and energy levels, but also for our hair. Our hair is made up of about 80-90% keratin which is a complex protein (which by the way also makes up our skin and nails). We need that protein absorbed from our diet to keep our hair healthy and strong and to prevent breakage. 


Fruits and berries like bananas, apples, blueberries, papaya, and kiwis are all delicious fruits to sweeten up your bowl, but will also add an abundance of vitamins, like vitamin C and minerals like potassium, anti-oxidants and fibres that improve blood circulation, digestion and flush out any toxins from the skin, hair follicles, and body to function at its peak energy and immunity levels. 


Nuts and seeds like chia seed, hemp seeds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds, brazil nuts, and walnuts contain omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, anti-oxidants, proteins, calcium, iron, zinc, you name it. All these vitamins and minerals will boost brain functions, heart functions and will support healthy skin and hair immunity. They are anti-inflammatory and benefit the entire body from the roots of your hair to the tips of your toes, really! 


Add raw organic honey or maple syrup to sweeten up the breakfast bowl for you or your children! Imagine a breakfast that actually promotes brain and memory function rather than hinders it! 


Breakfast Idea #2 - Homemade Smoothie with fruits, berries, nuts and kale

We don't need to go to cafes and restaurants for healthy smoothies, we can make them ourselves! All you need is a blender, some ice, a milk or yogurt base, like coconut milk, almond milk, organic oat milk, organic milk, or coconut water. Then you can add any fruit of your choice, like strawberries, banana and pineapple. Or, mango, blueberry, and acai. Then add the seeds of your choice, pitted dates for a little sweat kick, and yes, kale or spinach. This is a great way to sneak in some vegetable fibre, vitamin B6, vitamin A, vitamin K for more energy and easier digestion throughout the morning. 


Again, you can opt for raw honey or maple syrup for added sweetness. The measurements are your invention! You get to decide what proportions you want. We’re sure your children will love the idea of having a smoothie for breakfast too!


Eggs and a salad breakfast 

Not all breakfasts have to be sweet. Fried eggs on coconut oil, poached eggs, or boiled eggs are all great options for a healthy and filling breakfast. The protein in eggs will keep you fuller for longer, it contains many of the B vitamins, vitamin D, and choline which is vital for neurological development, the metabolism, and nerve and muscle functions. If you’re worried about the cholesterol content, then avoid eating eggs with white bread, cheese and bacon. Eating eggs every few days is healthy, what’s not healthy, if you’re concerned about cholesterol, is eating three eggs everyday, with cheese, bacon, and bread. Replace the cheese, bacon and bread with a side of kale or spinach salad, with olive oil, nuts, dried fruits, tomatoes, carrots, avocado and cucumber. Carbs may fill you up faster, but they also make you hungrier sooner. Complete proteins like eggs will keep you fuller for longer, with more energy that will last. 


Takeaway

Eating a healthy breakfast, like whole rolled oats, yogurts, fruits and nuts, will most definitely impact your entire day. It’s one big mystery why the American diet promotes processed sugars and empty carbs first thing in the morning - as if we’re supposed to function well in our jobs and in school on such a breakfast! Eating a steady amount of fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts and complete proteins will not only keep us healthier throughout the day, but will also improve all areas of our lives (including our skin and hair!)


What’s your favorite breakfast recipe? We’d love to hear about what you’re eating and how it’s improved your days overall! 

Eating the right ingredients throughout the day will encourage hair growth and healthy, well moisturized kurls. Why? Because we need to take care of our kurls and koils from the inside out. 


Many of us know how important it is to eat healthy, but some of us don’t know what that actually looks like. Instead of groping in the dark, we’re going to give you some healthy breakfast meal plans to make that healthy breakfast a concrete reality. But first let’s understand why eating healthy will affect hair growth and healthy and soft kurls  (and healthier skin, cognition and digestion). 


How Our Diet Affects Our Hair and Skin

When we don't supply our bodies with the vitamins and nutrients it needs to live a long and healthy life, it starts drawing from what it determines as the lesser important organs to supply nutrients to the vital organs. And guess what? Our skin and hair are usually the first points of sacrifice. When we don't eat sufficient vitamins and minerals, our hair can look lackluster and dull, it will feel excessively dry and will be more prone to breakage. Our skin will look dull, dry, can be more prone to breakouts and infections and will take longer to heal. 


On the flip side, when we supply our bodies with the nutrients and vitamins it needs to stay healthy and robust, then our skin and hair will look its healthiest and best. Not only will our hair and skin benefit, but our digestion, potentially our weight, our ability to focus and our moods will also greatly benefit from the immunity boost. So what exactly does a healthy breakfast look like?


Breakfast Idea #1- Sugar-free Yogurt with fruits, berrys, nuts, seeds

When selecting what yogurt to eat, we always prefer organic yogurts that do not contain any sweeteners, no matter if it’s a natural sweetener like agave, or if it’s cane sugar. We can add whatever sweetener we want, and how much of it we want, if we want it at all. Dairy-free yogurts are also a great alternative, like coconut yogurts, soy yogurts, or nut-based yogurts. Both soy yogurts and dairy yogurts contain complete proteins. We need a nice amount of protein not only for our muscles and energy levels, but also for our hair. Our hair is made up of about 80-90% keratin which is a complex protein (which by the way also makes up our skin and nails). We need that protein absorbed from our diet to keep our hair healthy and strong and to prevent breakage. 


Fruits and berries like bananas, apples, blueberries, papaya, and kiwis are all delicious fruits to sweeten up your bowl, but will also add an abundance of vitamins, like vitamin C and minerals like potassium, anti-oxidants and fibres that improve blood circulation, digestion and flush out any toxins from the skin, hair follicles, and body to function at its peak energy and immunity levels. 


Nuts and seeds like chia seed, hemp seeds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds, brazil nuts, and walnuts contain omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, anti-oxidants, proteins, calcium, iron, zinc, you name it. All these vitamins and minerals will boost brain functions, heart functions and will support healthy skin and hair immunity. They are anti-inflammatory and benefit the entire body from the roots of your hair to the tips of your toes, really! 


Add raw organic honey or maple syrup to sweeten up the breakfast bowl for you or your children! Imagine a breakfast that actually promotes brain and memory function rather than hinders it! 


Breakfast Idea #2 - Homemade Smoothie with fruits, berries, nuts and kale

We don't need to go to cafes and restaurants for healthy smoothies, we can make them ourselves! All you need is a blender, some ice, a milk or yogurt base, like coconut milk, almond milk, organic oat milk, organic milk, or coconut water. Then you can add any fruit of your choice, like strawberries, banana and pineapple. Or, mango, blueberry, and acai. Then add the seeds of your choice, pitted dates for a little sweat kick, and yes, kale or spinach. This is a great way to sneak in some vegetable fibre, vitamin B6, vitamin A, vitamin K for more energy and easier digestion throughout the morning. 


Again, you can opt for raw honey or maple syrup for added sweetness. The measurements are your invention! You get to decide what proportions you want. We’re sure your children will love the idea of having a smoothie for breakfast too!


Eggs and a salad breakfast 

Not all breakfasts have to be sweet. Fried eggs on coconut oil, poached eggs, or boiled eggs are all great options for a healthy and filling breakfast. The protein in eggs will keep you fuller for longer, it contains many of the B vitamins, vitamin D, and choline which is vital for neurological development, the metabolism, and nerve and muscle functions. If you’re worried about the cholesterol content, then avoid eating eggs with white bread, cheese and bacon. Eating eggs every few days is healthy, what’s not healthy, if you’re concerned about cholesterol, is eating three eggs everyday, with cheese, bacon, and bread. Replace the cheese, bacon and bread with a side of kale or spinach salad, with olive oil, nuts, dried fruits, tomatoes, carrots, avocado and cucumber. Carbs may fill you up faster, but they also make you hungrier sooner. Complete proteins like eggs will keep you fuller for longer, with more energy that will last. 


Takeaway

Eating a healthy breakfast, like whole rolled oats, yogurts, fruits and nuts, will most definitely impact your entire day. It’s one big mystery why the American diet promotes processed sugars and empty carbs first thing in the morning - as if we’re supposed to function well in our jobs and in school on such a breakfast! Eating a steady amount of fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts and complete proteins will not only keep us healthier throughout the day, but will also improve all areas of our lives (including our skin and hair!)


What’s your favorite breakfast recipe? We’d love to hear about what you’re eating and how it’s improved your days overall! 

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