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Surfers breakfast

Morning micronutrients!

First thing in the morning when you wake up boil the kettle and steep a few slices of organic ginger root and turmeric root in a big mug of hot water. I don't bother peeling the skin off, just a thorough wash and slice thinly. The benefits of turmeric I covered in a previous blog post.


Breakfast 1

Depending on your days schedule. I prefer to intermittent fast until mid afternoon if I have an early morning and/or surf schedule. Fasting gives me a light feeling with a beneficial sustained energy level throughout the morning. If I have an admin day or a strength or swim training session mid morning I prefer a good solid breakfast, either oats pancakes I will cover in another blog or the following menu.


Breakfast 2

Eggs, sauteed kale, wild Alaskan salmon, and kiwi! The eggs are a great source of choline which is necessary to generate the methyl groups that are used in epigenetics to change the way genes are activated.


The kale is a source of so many important micronutrients including folate, magnesium, vitamin K1, lutein, and sulforaphane.


Add some mustard seed powder on the kale as a viable source of the enzyme myrosinase which is inactivated in heat and is necessary to convert glucoraphanin into sulforaphane.


Salmon is a good source of the marine omega-3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA, and also has a decent amount of astaxanthin.


One study found that people that supplemented fish oil or ate fish had an 18% lower all-cause mortality and a 23% decrease in cancer death. The kiwi has important prebiotics that feeds beneficial gut bacteria.