Avoid These Foods for Breakfast
By Sara Butler
Breakfast is often called the most important meal of the day and for good reason. Your body needs proper nutrition in the morning to help supply it with energy, keep your mood stable, and to keep you from going overboard at lunchtime.
Breakfast is important but so is what you eat when you're having it. Some foods are far superior to have at breakfast over others. In fact, there are some traditional breakfast foods that won't kick your day off the way you probably hope. Here are some breakfast foods you want to avoid.
From flakes frosted in sugar to tiny marshmallows, many cereals have a lot of added sugars that won't start your day off right. In fact, cereal is often low in nutritional value, protein, minerals, vitamins, and fiber. Even healthier looking options such as granola tend to have a lot of added sugar, so it's important to look at the nutritional info of the cereal you buy.
Waffles are delicious, but they're also full of processed carbohydrates that your body will burn through fast -- and leave you wanting more. Since they're so carbohydrate-heavy, they don't supply your body with the balanced nutrition it needs to sustain itself all morning long. Ideally, you need an unprocessed, whole grain source for your carbohydrates and some protein to provide that balance. Think oatmeal with berries and a splash of milk or scrambled eggs on whole grain toast.
Bagel and Cream Cheese
There are some truly fantastic bagels in the world, but they shouldn't be a go-to breakfast choice most mornings. Bagels are huge calorie bombs, with one single bagel providing the equivalent of four slices of bread. Plus, they're often made from highly processed ingredients, making them simple carbohydrates that your body burns through easily and quickly.
Cream cheese may taste great but it's also adding a lot of unnecessary calories. If you want to have a bagel from time to time, opt for a whole grain option and top it with your favorite fruit or avocado spread instead of cream cheese.
Yogurt is a great morning option -- as long as you choose the right kind. Flavored yogurts are often full of added sugar and calories. You should really go with unflavored Greek yogurt that you flavor with your favorite ingredients, such as fresh berries or nuts. That will help you to feel fuller for longer and keep you going all morning long.
Eat a healthy breakfast that sets your day up for success!
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