Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Chew on This: Breakfast Of This Particular Champion Is Berry, Berry Heavy

Berries possess many heart-healthy benefits. Archive photo.

the one hand, there are eggs, bacon, home fries and toast. On the other, a berry smoothie.

While most of us would go with the former, Robert Gerszten goes for the latter. So, what, right? Except he is a leading cardiologist (heart doctor) at Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He also runs the Gerszten Lab, a research operation.

Dr. Robert Gerszten keeps his breakfast simple. Photo courtesy of the Gerszten Lab.

Dr. G’s smoothie recipe:
Raw strawberries
Raw raspberries
Raw blackberries
2 raw bananas
Liquid yogurt

Mix all in a blender. Pour. Drink.

Liquid yogurt is a good base for smoothies. Archive photo.

Imbibe with the knowledge that not only are you, you, you and you enjoying a delicious breakfast, but a nutritious one. Between raw berries and bananas, we can have better hearts, less inflammation, more balanced blood sugar levels, strong cells (that won’t be damaged, inviting all manner of diseases) and improved digestion.

Smoothies are a power breakfast for those on the go. Archive photo.

That’s not to say we should avoid bacon and eggs. Not at all. However, they should be consumed in diligent moderation. As for raw berries, Dr. G. recommends as much as 2 1/2 cups a day.

Berry good, indeed!

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