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Summer is a wonderful time to eat congee for breakast. Yes, even if it's warm outside, your digestion will thank you for this perfect fast-breaking feast. Nothing to cook over a hot stove. No baking to heat up the place.
Slow-cooked breakfast, ready on summer mornings when you wake up, is the perfect way to bring a little extra ease into the day. No decisions, only time to relax and enjoy breakfast at your leisure.
"Don't I need salads to stay slim through the summer?" If you've read any of my thoughts about congee and breakfast you can guess that I am going to emphatically say "No!"
As the Breakfast Cure family grows, I see more articles on this topic from my colleagues. Just recently, I popped open a website from one of my most recent professional subscribers to see what her practice is all about. It turns out she's from Portland, Oregon not so far from Eugene.
Lisa's blog had several interesting articles. The one I'm going to point you to now jumped out at me because it mirrors what I've shared many times about salad and metabolism. Check out her post here: Is eating salad good for losing weight?
Eating hot foods can even help you to cool off. If you eat a bunch of cold foods and iced drinks, your body must work very hard to warm them up to body temperature in order to process, extract nutrients and eliminate the waste. All that effort heats you up. Warm, easy to digest foods take stress off the system which helps you stay cool.
Balance all the cold fruit and fresh vegetables we all want to eat in the summertime with a hot, easy to digest, soothing meal that will help regulate your elimination. If you've ever picked blueberries and eaten a few too many, you know what I'm talking about.
Congee delivers extra hydration which also helps prevent overheating. Ingredients like pineapple, coconut, and lime help even more to keep you cool, promote digestion and regulate fluids without putting out the fire of your digestion or slowing your ability to "transform and transport," or metabolize fluids.
Drinking lots of water and eating hydrating foods is extra important in the summertime so you can maintain proper fluid balance.
Enter pineapple. Pineapple is more than just a tasty summer treat. It’s also an excellent thirst-quencher. In addition to clearing excess heat, it also can help treat sunstroke, boost fluid metabolism, and improve digestion.