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The Four Worst Breakfast Foods

By Randi Morse 

Do you remember being told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? While this may be a myth, there are many people who need to eat before they go about their daily routine. In order to have a healthy breakfast you should ensure that your dish includes protein, fiber, and healthy fat, which will give you the energy that you need to get through the day. An unhealthy breakfast can make you feel tired and sluggish all day. Here are some of the worst foods that you can eat in the morning. 

Breakfast Cereals 

Breakfast cereals are quick, easy, and delicious. If you look at a cereal package, you'll find that it claims to be a great source of nutrients. The reality, however, is that the majority of breakfast cereals are extremely processed and most of the nutrients in the cereal are artificially added. Breakfast cereals have refined sugar, even those that claim they are extremely nutritious. The bottom line? Skip breakfast cereals. 

Fruit Juice 

Have you ever seen commercials that show a breakfast of bacon, eggs, toast, and a glass of milk and juice? Fruit juice is an extremely bad choice to make for breakfast. The high sugar level in fruit juice can make your blood sugar rise extremely quickly, and you then feel the crash when sugar drops. The bottom line? A small amount of fruit juice is great as a little pick-me-up in the middle of the day, but it's not a good idea for breakfast. 

Yogurt 

What can be healthier than yogurt? It turns out, there are a lot of better breakfast options then yogurt. A bowl of whole milk Greek yogurt, with no flavoring, is a great breakfast dish. Those fat-free, sugar sweetened yogurts that you find in the dairy aisle, however, are another story. The amount of sugar they have in those yogurts is comparable to a scoop of ice cream. The bottom line? If yogurt is your breakfast meal of choice, make sure you get unsweetened Greek yogurt. For a little flavor, add some fresh berries on top of it. 

Granola Bars 

Granola bars are quick, easy, and can be eaten on the run. When you look at the nutritional value, however, you'll discover that they are almost as bad as eating a candy bar. In order to make the granola tasty, manufacturers add a great deal of sugar, corn syrup, and honey into the granola bars. If your granola bar has chocolate chips or dried fruit in it, the amount of sugar you're imbibing is even worse. The bottom line? If you want a quick, portable meal, try a protein smoothie instead of a granola bar. 

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

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