Breakfast Foods to Avoid
By Sara Butler
Breakfast sets you up for the whole day. It gives you the energy to get you through your morning as it gets your metabolism going. That’s why so much emphasis is put on breakfast as one of the most important meals of the day. So what you choose for breakfast is pretty important. While cream-filled pastries and bagels slathered in cream cheese look great, they’re not the healthiest option to start your day off right. Here are a few of the foods you’re better off avoiding when it comes to breakfast.
You may be surprised to find this breakfast staple on the list, but there’s no time like the present to understand why cereal isn’t a great way to start your day. Quite often, cereal is filled with added sugar. It’s also not high in the stuff your body needs to function well and get you through the morning, such a protein and fiber. That means that you’ll be hungry before lunch after having a bowl of cereal to begin your day.
A great alternative to cereal is oatmeal. You can prep it the night before in your refrigerator so you can grab and go when it’s time to walk out the door in the morning.
You may think breakfast sandwiches have it all since they’ve got protein and carbohydrates. Well, they do have those things, but they are also packed with sodium, unhealthy fat, and preservatives. When you throw in the fact that the serving sizes of these sandwiches are usually enough for two people, it’s a bad way to start your day.
A vegetable scramble on a slice of whole grain toast is a much better option and just as tasty!
Toast with Butter-like Spread
Sometimes you’re in a hurry, so you pop some bread in the toaster, slather some buttery spread on it and hit the road. Even with a slice of whole wheat toast, this isn’t a good choice to start off your day. That’s because fake butter is bad for you. Buttery spreads may say they’re lower in fat and calories than butter, but they’re also full of trans fat, which increases your risk for heart disease.
While it may be contrary to a lot of the things you’ve heard over the last couple of decades, real butter is always going to be a better bet. It tastes better and actually has good fats in it. It is high in calories, so just make sure to use it sparingly!
Now that you know, go out and make better breakfast choices!
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