We all know that breakfast is the most important meal for us. Eating a
healthy breakfast every morning can reduce the risk for diseases such
as cancer anddiabetes. But do you know that some of the a.m. choices
that we make is completely wrong. Here go the foods to avoid for
1. Sugary cereals and bakery items
Some cereals are full of carbs
and sugar. When you eat them, your blood sugarrapidly spikes and then
comes down. It is not right to let your energy crash at the beginning of
the day and hence it is best to avoid such cereals and bakery items.
Instead, choose cereals with higher fiber and protein. Add flaxseed or
walnuts for more of fiber and protein.
2. Packaged pancakes, donuts..
Packaged pancakes, donuts are
sugar-coated or honey-coated and will only satisfy your sweet tooth. Do
yourself and your waistline a favor and opt for a whole wheat toast with
3. Store-bought granola
Most store-bought boxes of granola that might appear to be a health
mixture of honey, sugar, oats and dried fruit actually contains lot of
fat and calories. Many boxed granola also contain lot of hidden sugar,
unless you’re reading labels and consciously buying an organic or
natural variety made with simple sugars. Otherwise, you’re basically
eating dessert for breakfast.
4. Take-away sandwich
It may have the makings of a balanced breakfast—with egg, meat,
cheese, and toast—but when you really break down that breakfast sandwich
you’re getting a greasy fried egg, processed ham or bacon and full fat
cheese. Instead, make one at home using a poached egg and low fat
Smoothies are full of refined sugar. Most
store-bought varieties contain full fat milk, or worse, cream, so it’s
really more of a dessert shake than a breakfast beverage. Instead, blend
a healthy version at home using yogurt, almond or skim milk and fresh
fruits and nuts.