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08-29-2010, 05:42 AM   #1
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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so it's essential that you make the most of it. But really it's not that difficult to get a good deal of nutrition from your morning meal. We've put down 10 healthy breakfast options to help you prepare a nutritional feast that will keep you going all day.

Porridge and berries
Use oats and skimmed milk to make your porridge, then add any berries such as strawberries, raspberries or blueberries and honey. This is a great way to start the day as the oats have a low GI (Glycaemic Index) this tells us that oats do not raise the blood glucose level very quickly, which is good as it can help stabilise the appetite. Just go easy on the honey!

Beans on toast
Beans (whether they are just ordinary baked beans or kidney, borlotti or black eyed beans) also have a low GI like oats. They are full of soluble fibre, which helps keep you full for longer and can therefore help you manage your weight. Serve the beans on granary toast and pass on the butter; a great, low- fat breakfast.

Bagel with reduced fat cream cheese and smoked salmon
Bagels are high in starchy carbohydrates, which help kick start the body into action for the day after a fast of at least eight to 10 hours. The smoked salmon provides the body with omega-3 fat which is essential for the body. Many of us eat far too much saturated fat (which is bad for us) and not enough omega-3 fat that is vital for our health.

Fruit and yogurt
Try adding your favourite fruit to a small pot of low-fat or diet yogurt for breakfast. A small pot of yogurt counts as one of your three portions per day of dairy foods, essential for the teeth and bones.

Bacon, tomatoes, beans, mushrooms and toast
For those of you who can’t resist a cooked breakfast at the weekends try this. It really is a healthy twist on a traditional fried breakfast; grill the bacon, tomatoes and large, flat field mushrooms;

Crumpets and fruit spread
Crumpets are a starchy food (they should be the basis of every meal). The only problem with crumpets is the tendency to add lots of butter to them. Try a fruit spread, a great way to top them without adding all the calories and fat in butter.

Muesli and soya milk or low-fat milk (such as semi-skimmed or skimmed milk)
Swiss-style muesli has milk powder added to it, which increases the calcium content of this breakfast cereal. Add calcium-enriched soya milk or semi-skimmed milk and you have a bone-friendly breakfast!

Pure fruit juice and iron-fortified breakfast cereal
Next time you are in the cereal aisle at the supermarket, spare a few minutes to check out the labelling on the packets. Not all cereals are equal when it comes to the vitamins and minerals that are added to them. Iron is a mineral that is added to many cereals, try sultana bran or bran flakes, drink a glass of pure fruit juice such as orange or grapefruit and the vitamin C that the juice contains helps your body to absorb the iron more easily.

Smoothie
If you really can’t face breakfast try to have a smoothie instead. If you fancy trying to make one yourself (easy if you have a hand blender) then fruits such as berries, apples and bananas are great with some milk. All those antioxidant vitamins in the fruit help boost your immunity.

Scrambled or poached egg on granary toast
Eggs are not bad for us! It is what you do with them… Poaching or scrambling eggs with a little milk is a good way to incorporate them into your diet – they provide valuable protein. Scrambled eggs on toastis a much better choice over a fried egg sandwich.



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08-29-2010, 05:55 AM   #2
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Ewww, Joan!! Salmon and kidney beans for breakfast...yuk!! I guess that would sound good to a people who eat actual kidneys .
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08-29-2010, 09:18 AM   #3
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Great info thanks!
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08-29-2010, 09:14 PM   #4
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Whole wheat or multi-grain bread with cream cheese or butter, Uncle sams multi-grain cereal. I also recommend Ezekiel 4:9 (Anybody else tried that stuff?)bread or cereal and Lactaid milk.
I also have a green juice and aloe shot.
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08-29-2010, 10:08 PM   #5
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In my opinion, the worst possible breakfast for anyone is Milk and cereal. You have all of the elements to feed the worst of bacteria in your body, between the sugar, starches, and a pool of Milk for it all to multiply in.

In our case, if it turns out that the MAP bacteria present in Milk contributes to our disease, you are directly introducing it into your body on a daily basis.

Historically, humans have not ate this way for any meal, and I prefer to stick with historical diets to eliminate that variable from the Crohn's picture.

I usually skip breakfast anyway.

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08-30-2010, 12:15 AM   #6
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I agree with the cereals. Also if you look how much salt and sugar are in the "healthy" cereals its unbelievable, especially things like special K and those oat clusters.
Read back of a packet of oat clusters with "honey", think the whole pack had half a tea spoon of honey and 20 teaspoons of sugar. It tasted awful as well.
08-30-2010, 09:04 AM   #7
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Respectfully I must disagree. Milk is the only substance know to that is both natural and able to sustain human life on it's own. As for the cereal I only eat natural and organic cereal's. The two I eat are low sodium and sugar and are made from sprouts. They are very high in nutritional value and I can testify to the fact that they really help slow down my diarrhea. The big benefit is that they provide the fiber I need. The one is heavy in flax seed which is shown to help digestive disorders.
08-31-2010, 11:01 PM   #8
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SCD homemade yogurt ( made with whole milk) that has been dripped for several hours so that it's really thick and creamy, with a teaspoon of honey and a bit of pure vanilla extract stirred in, and sliced banana on top. French press coffee from freshly ground beans, with honey to sweeten, and homemade almond milk to make it creamy.
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oooooooo Mia!

they sound gorgeous!

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09-01-2010, 11:52 AM   #10
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Nice thread, Joan!

Since I was diagnosed I've always grilled my Bacon or sausage and poached my eggs rather than fried them, etc. It still tastes the same...but it's much better for the bowel.

I've also found cream cheese on toast is a good one.

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09-03-2010, 01:49 PM   #11
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These all sound wonderful but I am dazed and confused. So many of these foods i.e. fresh fruit, beans.... we were told were a no no..cook all fruits and veggies...and to limit fiber per serving and stay away from insoluble fiber like oatmeal?! When you are not flaring add these in slowly and see what happens..any advice? Gosh this is so confusing...

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09-03-2010, 02:26 PM   #12
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Yes this is true Stacy

not a good idea to eat a lot of fibre, but everyone is unique, not everyone suffers, I don't for example.
be a good idea to keep a food journal, process of elimination, if he reacts don't eat it again, if it's ok, introduce foods back in slowly.
flaring is inflammation, no diet will stop this when it strikes, good for reducing diarrhea tho.
if there's no inflamm, you can introduce foods, slowly.
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09-04-2010, 10:24 AM   #13
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It is quite bizarre how it effects everyone in an almost totally unique way. Literally, no case of Crohn's is ever the same..... there's nothing textbook.

Pre-op...I couldn't have baked beans, eggs or sausages, carrots or skins of potatoes. But I could eat other foods that were higher in fibre than say the eggs or the sausages and it would cause no trouble.

If I had a sausage, pre-op....it wouldn't be even be an hour before it was back out the same way it went in....lol.

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09-22-2010, 05:54 AM   #14
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Love this...thanks, I always eat same old things and was tired of it...great ideas
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Thanks! Helped a lot!!
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