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Brunching Your Way to a Healthy Body!

Are you brunching hard or hardly brunching? Brunch has become one of the most popular trends in recent years and this fad seems like it is here to stay! Whether it is a late breakfast or early lunch, brunch is a beautiful combination of the two important meals. But what are you really getting out of brunch?

Brunch can be good, but it can also be oh so bad!

Here's what you should know before your next brunch date:

  • An estimated 88,000 people die from alcohol-related causes annually.
  • Fatty liver is present in approximately 90-100% of heavy drinkers.
  • A higher calorie intake increases the risk of developing excess fat on your liver.
  • Diet plays a major role in the health of your liver.

How does this relate to brunch?

Well, brunch is very well known for including various alcoholic beverages. From sangria to mimosa’s, alcohol is highly popular in brunch. Alcohol consumption should always be monitored or avoided for a healthy liver. Especially when we are eating, it is important to moderate alcohol consumption because you may be forcing your liver to work overtime!

Brunch foods also tend to be filled with sugar and fats that should be avoided. Everything that we intake is processed through the liver, so pushing it to process the sugar, fats, and alcohol can cause it to work a little too hard. Though your liver can regenerate itself, it also has its limits.

How can I brunch without harming my health?

Don’t be sad, we aren’t trying to ruin brunch! We are simply helping you modify it. A healthier brunch is absolutely possible. As long as your brunch menu is filled with healthier food choices, with very limited or no alcohol included, you can still enjoy a delicious brunch with your friends.

In fact, there are even some drinks that can be considered “healthier” than others (as long as they are also drank in moderation); Ones that have fewer calories and less alcohol. Find out some of the best and worst drinks for you here.

Here are a few healthy brunch ideas:

Flatbread Breakfast Pizza

Yes, we used breakfast and pizza in the same phrase and, no, it isn't a dream! Enjoying the average pizza for breakfast is typically frowned upon but this recipe includes a few breakfast items and is healthy.

It includes some of the best healthy foods like avocados, eggs, and leafy greens!

Get the full recipe here.

Healthy Superfood Pancakes

This recipe allows you to enjoy a delicious breakfast packed with healthy ingredients including liver health food like oats and bananas. Not only does research show that oats can help you lose weight it is a great source of fiber which helps the liver function properly.

Get the full recipe here.

The Green Smoothie Bowl

Exactly as it sounds, this recipe is a smoothie in a bowl. Having a smoothie in a bowl allows you to add more options into it. A green smoothie bowl is filled with leafy greens like spinach and kale and tons of fruits and toppings like nuts. Leafy greens are great for the liver and research has shown that nuts like almonds help protect against fatty liver disease.

Get the full recipe here.

It is perfectly fine to enjoy brunch as long as you don’t forget about your health while you are doing it. Eating well is essential to your overall health, especially for your liver so making the right food choices matter. But you don’t have to make those choices alone.

At Fibronostics our passion for non-invasive digital diagnostics drives us towards creating solutions that allow you to monitor risk and detect disease, with the goal of eventually forgoing the traditional biopsies and scans currently common practice.

That’s why we developed the LiverFASt™ family of tests for monitoring risk and detecting disease in your liver – the largest organ in your body connected to many common health risks. Allow us to help you understand the health of your liver so that you can stay ahead of the silent killer of Liver Disease and live a happy, healthy life!

Contact us via email, or by phone at 1-888-552-1603 today to learn more about our LiverFASt™ family of diagnostic tests.

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