All the nutrition reading I've been doing in class and on the internets makes me wake up thinking about this stuff now.
Most of the paleo community suggests a protein packed first meal these days (pastured eggs and bacon anyone?) I know I feel better when I start my day with a plate full of meat and eggs and although lots of people are talking about it, I still think about reasons why.
This morning I woke up wondering. How much better do breakfast and meals that break a fast (waittt a second, that's just like the last word, weird...) get broken down than other meals? After a full night's sleep or any type of intermittent fast, the supply and potency of stomach acid and pancreatic enzymes must be at it's fullest ready to destroy some food.
So, the question. Is it possible that we break down food more efficiently and therefore have access to more nutrients in meals that break a fast due to stronger and more plentiful enzymes and stomach acid?
I know there are other mechanisms at work but could this be one of them?
Sorry to start your Sunday with a 33 word question but the leaves are falling, the sun is out and the wheels are turning. Thanks yo's.