There is a famous myth about breakfast, that it is the most important meal of the day. Several studies show that some people perform better at their tasks without eating anything in the morning. But no breakfast is better than an unhealthy breakfast any day.1 2
Here are 10 of your favorite breakfast foods that you need to avoid forever:
Whole grains, loaded with iron and minerals are some of the claims labelled on their cartons. In reality, they are highly processed and contain a very small amount of whole grains. Also, they come with a lot of sugar and artificial colors.
Pancakes And Waffles
Topped with a fat cube of butter, pancakes and waffles are a popular choice for breakfast in America. They are high in refined sugar and flour, which makes them a bad choice for breakfast.
Toast With Margarine
A toast is again made with refined flour, and provides you only few nutrients and little fiber. It can spike your blood sugar levels very fast. Also, margarine contains a lot of trans fats.
Admit it, they are cakes disguised in small shape and size. They are made from refined flour, vegetable oils, eggs, and lots of sugar. And on top that, cream, chocolate chips, etc. add to the calories.
They are one of the reasons why you’re gaining weight. Some fruit juices actually contain very little juice and are high in sugar, or high-fructose corn syrup. High sugar levels increase risks of obesity, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and other serious diseases. They are as worse as soda pop.
Toaster pastries are quick and easy option for breakfast. But their ingredients are not very healthy. Pop Tarts are made out of white flour, brown sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, and soybean oil. The “baked in real fruits” is the reason why you want to eat them?
Scones With Jam And Cream
They are more like dessert than a meal. They made with refined wheat flour, butter, and sugar with some added flavors. They are usually topped with cream and jam, or jelly. As a result, you end up eating a high-calorie sugary breakfast with very little nutrition, fiber, and protein.
Sweetened Non-Fat Yogurt
Plain yogurt topped with berries sounds like an ideal healthy breakfast. However, the flavored yogurt contain more sugar than a comparable serving of ice cream.
They are just another form of candy bars. They do have around 1-3 grams of fiber, but they contain a lot of sugar. Large amount of these sugars can raise your insulin level.
Processed, Gluten-Free Breakfast Foods
Gluten-free diets have become very popular today, but did you know that most of the health problems are caused from the food. They are made from flours from rice, potatoes, and tapioca. These flours have high glycemic index and can cause weight gain.
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