I understand you just want new glasses, but after practicing optometry for twenty years, I still haven’t found a way to separate the human eye from the human body. Every eye doctor you’ve ever gone to has evaluated the blood vessels in your eyes and determined if you’re at risk for high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, etc…
We live in an age where children are being diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes (formerly known as Adult Onset Diabetes, still the leading cause of blindness in America). Childhood and adult obesity rates are on the rise. Nutrition has become more about satisfaction in the mouth, not satisfaction for the entire body. If it’s not convenient, we won’t eat it.
I’ve got news for you, folks. The more you concentrate at the grocer, the less you’ll need the doctor for prescription medications, which usually come with adverse effects (seen any Rx TV commercials lately?).
Which brings me back to my title question, “What did you have for breakfast today?”
Eating breakfast can be difficult. What's your excuse? “I’m not hungry in the morning”, “I don’t have time for breakfast”, I’ve heard them all.
Eating breakfast continues to be important, cutting your risk of diabetes or improving your prognosis if you’ve already been diagnosed with it, as long as you choose wisely.
Convenience-Microwaving a packet of flavored oatmeal
Downside-High sugar content/grogginess in 2 hours/can’t lose belly fat
Healthy-Old fashioned, steel-cut oats simmered for 45 minutes
Downside-Did I just write 45 minutes?
Compromise- Place Old fashioned, steel-cut oats in a bowl of water then store in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, heat on stove-top until hot. Ready in less than 2 minutes. Substitute water with any unsweetened plant based milk of your choice. Sweeten with honey, fruit or stevia. Add texture with raw nuts.
Remember to take care of your body and your eyes will stay healthy for a lifetime.