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Why Breakfast is the Most Essential Meal of the Day

A “fast” is a time period where you don’t eat or drink. Most often, people relate a “fast” to an extended period of time, where dedicated folk abstain from eating for compelling health or spiritual reasons. What you probably don’t realize is that by definition we “fast” every night when we sleep.

So why is breakfast so important you ask? Well, it’s when we break our “fast” and replenish our bodies of course!

It can be easy to forgo breakfast on a busy morning, but remember that breaking your nighttime fast can make all the difference in the day ahead of you! If you don’t have the time to cook something, we have plenty of easy on the go options to help kick start your day!

Here are just a few reasons why you should always make breakfast a priority.

  • 1. It improves cognitive function

  • Breakfast provides immediate fuel and nutrients to your body, so it’s no surprise that eating a healthy breakfast is beneficial for your brain. Breakfast restores glucose levels, which are carbohydrates needed for brain function. According to various studies, eating a good breakfast can improve concentration levels and overall mood, as well as memory!

  • 2. It increases energy levels

  • Depriving your body of food from dinner time until lunchtime the next day is not a smart move, and it ultimately has an effect on your energy levels. According to a study, eating a breakfast that is high in fiber and carbohydrates can help you feel less tired throughout the day. For an extra quick energy boost in the morning, try Boxtera’s Organic Super Green Energy Squares!

    3. It helps maintain healthy weight and metabolism 

    Eating breakfast can be the diet secret you’ve been searching for! According to a 2003 study, people who skip breakfast are 4.5 times more likely to be obese than those who ate a morning meal. By skipping breakfast your blood sugar drops, which leads to unhealthy cravings and increased calorie intake during lunch and dinner. Try Boxtera’s Cherry Almond Crunch (Granola) - it contains only 40 calories from fat and tastes superb!

    4. It’s good for your heart

    Making sure you replenish your body after a night of sleeping does more than keep you awake, it promotes a healthier heart. People who forgo breakfast usually have higher cholesterol level, which is a major risk for heart disease. Eating breakfast also prevents diabetes and lowers your blood pressure. Try adding some of Boxtera’son your morning oatmeal; nuts are full of fiber and Vitamin E known to promote healthier hearts!

    Making sure you replenish your body after a night of sleeping does more than keep you awake, it promotes a healthier heart. People who forgo breakfast usually have higher cholesterol level, which is a major risk for heart disease. Eating breakfast also prevents diabetes and lowers your blood pressure. Try adding some of

    Making sure you replenish your body after a night of sleeping does more than keep you awake, it promotes a healthier heart. People who forgo breakfast usually have higher cholesterol level, which is a major risk for heart disease. Eating breakfast also prevents diabetes and lowers your blood pressure. Try adding some of Boxtera’s Healthy Hiker on your morning oatmeal; nuts are full of fiber and Vitamin E known to promote healthier hearts!

    For more quick and easy breakfast options, stop by Boxtera’s snack shop. Be sure to take a look at the Organic Flax and Hemp Granola and Rye Bagel Chips! Happy snacking!

     

     

    DEFINING GLUTEN

    You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

    Over the past few years gluten-free diets have become increasingly popular, and people swear by the health benefits of cutting gluten entirely out of their diets. Unfortunately gluten is in a lot of packaged and processed food, making snacking a challenge.

    For those of you who haven’t jumped on the gluten free train yet, gluten refers to the proteins found in in wheat endosperm (a type of tissue produced in seeds that’s ground to make flour). Gluten both nourished plant embryos during germination and later affects the elasticity of dough, which in turn affects the chewiness of baked wheat products.

    Although gluten isn’t necessarily bad for everyone, there are a lot of folks out there that are gluten-intolerant. The most common form of gluten-intolerance is called celiac disease, which according to NIH affects 1 in every 141 people in the United States. When someone with celiac disease consumes gluten it triggers an immune system response that damages their intestines, which prevents their body from absorbing important nutrients.

    Foods such as wheat, rye, and barley should always be avoided by people suffering from celiac disease. If you not been diagnosed with celiac disease but notice that you suffer from unexplained iron deficiency, fatigue, bone or joint pain, depression or anxiety, and any other symptoms listed here then you should visit your doctor to discuss the probability of gluten causing your health issues.

    A Box for Gluten-Free Folks

    For those individuals who already cut gluten out of their diets try building a custom gluten-free box with these 9 delicious Boxtera snacks!

  • 1.  Organic Super Green Energy Squares
  • Are you looking for an energy booster? Look no further. You won’t be able to find anything like our Organic Green Energy Squares at the grocery store. Made with raw cacao these little squares are packed with nutrients!

  • 2.  Chili Mango
  • Our Chili Mangos are another unique snack that you won’t be able to find at your local grocery store. We’ve taken our original mango chews and added a kick! These mango chews are covered in chili, and boy do they pack the heat (the perfect amount).

  • 3.  Toasted Original Corn Bites
  • Finding a salty snack to satisfy your craving that is also gluten free can be difficult. But our Original Toasted Corn Bites offer that crunch and salty taste we all love, without the gluten!

  • 4.  Hibiscus Flowers
  • Chances are you haven’t tried Hibiscus Flowers, and trust us you’re missing out. These beautiful flowers taste a whole lot like fruit roll-ups making them a kid favorite

  • 5.  Organic Muesli
  • Another unique snack we offer is Muesli. They’re loaded with raisins, dates, almonds, and walnuts, making them a great snack or cereal!

  • 6.  A-maize-ing Pops
  • Sometimes popcorn tends to be too soft, and corn nuts are too crunchy, but our A-maiz-ing Pops are just right! These half-popped kernels are simply delicious and come in original and cheddar flavors!

  • 7.  Cherry Almond Crunch
  • No granola brand compares to our Cherry Almond Crunch! The cherries add the perfect touch of sweetness, while the almonds give it the crunch we love. Perfect over yogurt or on its own!

  • 8.  Diced Dates
  • People loved it so much in our trail mix that we decided to make them their own snack! Our diced dates are ideal for adding to muffins, cakes, granola, energy bites, or even bread pudding!

  • 9.  Ridiculously Good Fruit Chips
  • Our thin and crispy Ridiculously Good Fruit Chips are enjoyed by kids and adults alike. This unbelievably yummy snack includes banana, pineapple, honeydew, apple, and star fruit chips!