Is Your Body in Balance? Eat this at breakfast

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Plant Protein.

We saw in Chapter 2 (Cramps and PMS) that a serving of plant protein as you start your breakfast can help stabilize moods for the rest of the say. At least that is what many women have reported. Although this has been suggested as a treatment for PMS, it also makes sense to put it to work for depression. 
 Many cultures have high-protein plant-based foods for breakfast: beans on toast in England, black beans in Mexico, and hummus in the Middle East. 


I would suggest starting your breakfast with grilled tempeh, scrambled tofu, veggie bacon, veggie sausage, soymilk, or a small serving of beans or chickpeas. You do not need much. Starchier foods—toast, oatmeal, bagels—are fine, but have the plant-protein food first.

This does not mean that you are protein-deficient. A vegan diet brings you plenty of protein. We are just taking advantage of a mood-stabilizing effect that seems to come from plant proteins consumed early in a meal. Remember: we are speaking of plant-based proteins, not bacon, sausage, eggs, etc. Animal-based foods cause the very problems we are trying to fix.

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Read the excerpt on anti-Inflammatory foods here

SAMPLE MENU & RECIPES #1
Italiano Tofu Scramble
Tabbouleh Spring Rolls with Tahini Sauce
Middle Eastern Lentil Soup

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SAMPLE MENU & RECIPES #2
Fruity Nachos
Roasted Vegetable Salad
Quick Carrot & Pea Curry (serve over rice or noodles)

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YBB STAR INTERVIEWS

Read how a plant-based vegan diet spontaneously cured Alison's PCOS infertility here.

Read how a plant-based vegan diet radically cured Katherine's endometriosis here.

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A little bit about YBB: Dr. Neal Barnard’s latest book, Your Body in Balance: the New Science of Food, Hormones, and Health, tackles a whole new side of health. From menstrual cramps to menopause, from thyroid problems to depression, it explores how foods can change your hormones and all the mischief they can cause.

This amazing book provides step-by-step guidance on how specific foods can help with infertility, cramps, endometriosis, PCOS, hot flashes, and erectile dysfunction, as well as breast and prostate cancer through healthful diet changes. It also discusses how foods affect our weight, mood, and overall health. Your Body in Balance includes meal-planning tips and 65 delicious recipes by Lindsay S. Nixon. 

Topics included: 
·        Foods for Fertility
·        A New Approach to Cramps and Premenstrual Syndrome
·        Tackling Cancer for Women
·        Tackling Cancer for Men
·        Reversing Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
·        Tackling Menopause
·        Curing Erectile Dysfunction and Saving Your Life
·        Conquering Diabetes
·        A Healthy Thyroid
·        Healthy Skin and Hair
·        Foods that Fight Moodiness and Stress
·        Avoiding Environmental Chemicals

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Is Your Body in Balance? Eat this at breakfast