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The World's Most Deceptive Breakfast Foods

By Sara Butler

There are a lot of incredibly tempting breakfast foods out there you know you should stay away from, but the temptation may be too great. Donuts, bagels, pastries – their siren song calls you as you try your best to resist. But not all breakfast food that is bad for you is as easy to spot as the buttery, sugary ones. There are some foods that masquerade as healthy that are anything but. Here are some breakfast foods you need to be on the lookout for!


Cereal is convenient and easy, but they are full of added sugars and low in stuff that’s actually good for you such as protein and fiber. That’s why, if you regularly eat cereal for breakfast, you may notice it has very little sticking power leaving you hungry before lunch.

What should you eat instead? Why not have some oatmeal or try your hand at overnight oats in your refrigerator? Those are options that will stick to your ribs and keep you full all morning long.

Breakfast Sandwiches

Zipping through the drive thru at your local fast food joint is not doing you any favors in the morning. Unless you create your own breakfast sandwich at home, you’re eating a preservative-laden sodium bomb for breakfast that probably has trans fats in it, too! If they’re full of processed meats and cheese, then that adds another layer of unhealthiness to the whole package!

Try a vegetable scramble on a slice of whole grain toast instead. Or, take half an avocado and slather it on some toast in the morning for a healthy breakfast that won’t make your heart scream for help.

Flavored Yogurt

Yogurt – what could go wrong with that? It’s healthy! Well, not as healthy as you think. Flavored nonfat yogurt usually have as much sugar as a cinnamon roll or Danish (which you were probably trying to avoid eating by having yogurt in the first place!). Plus, nonfat isn’t a great way to keep you feeling full all morning long because you need fat to help you feel satiated.

Instead of nonfat yogurt, try full-fat yogurt and sweeten it at home with fruit, maple syrup or honey. It’ll be a much better alternative and the probiotics are great for your gut!

Don't fall under the spell of unhealthy breakfast food!

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.


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