What the Heckaroo …
Salad Parts for Breakfast?
Your St. Augustine stay is going to be full of fun things to do. Wandering about three levels of treasures at Lightner Museum. Meandering around Lincolnville. Walking the seawall. Exploring Castillo de San Marcos. Daydream-house shopping while biking the residential sections of Magnolia, Water, and Charlotte streets. Discovering all the different nooks and crannies on the pedestrian side of St. George. Kayaking the salt marsh. Chillin’ on the beach. Finding a quiet shady spot from which to read that book you just bought at Second Read Books on Cordova. Day-drinking.
Whatever is on the agenda, you are going to need some energy. Remember that old saying, a team is only as strong as its weakest player? Let’s say Team-1 players are energy level and hydration, and Team-2 members are Florida temperatures and humid conditions. Because those teams are in constant competition in the having-a-fun-day-exploring-StAugustine game, we like to kickstart your day of St. Augustine doings with some greens and other fruits and veggies on your Westcott breakfast plate.
You’ll sometimes find arugula on your plate. Conserve Energy suggests that arugula is an anti-inflammatory vegetable that can serve as a detoxifier and enhance athletic performance. An extra-nifty potential benefit is that it may aid in digestion, and you certainly want to be feeling your best in that regard when out and about in St. Aug!
Other times, you’ll find spinach–an excellent source of iron, which is known to boost energy while helping to deliver oxygen throughout the body.
We love to use cucumber. “The carbs and B vitamins in a cucumber provide sustaining energy for hours instead of that coffee (which by the way contributes to adrenal fatigue if you drink more than 1 cup).”
Although not a water substitute, mushrooms, bell peppers, tomatoes, artichokes, and other important fruits and vegetables (all on the breakfast menu in some form) are full of water and help support hydration. Check out this list (compliments of the University of California Los Angeles Health) to see just how much water these and other foods contain. If you aren’t already familiar with this information, let this be a social media post you make later saying “I was today old” for example, “when I learned that radishes are 95% water”.
So join us for breakfast, load up on the hydrators, grab a couple complimentary bottles of water before you head out, and enjoy the day–safely and full of healthy energy!
The information contained in this article is intended for raising awareness purposes only and does not substitute for professional medical advice. Readers are advised to consult a medical professional or healthcare provider if they seek medical advice, diagnoses, or treatment.