Foods You Should Not Choose To Eat In Breakfast:
Since elementary school, we are taught that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. When you start off with a healthy breakfast, it can set your mood and energy levels as well as improve focus throughout the day. It is vital that what you put into your body—especially in the morning—will provide you with the stamina to survive whatever life throws at you.
Here are some things you should definitely avoid for breakfast—and some healthy alternatives you could try instead.
Deep fried, honey covered, cream filled, jelly filled, sugary goodness—do I even need to explain why donuts aren’t the greatest breakfast choice? Donuts are acceptable as a cheat meal on the weekends but it most definitely should not be your daily breakfast.
2. Store-Bought Smoothies
Store-bought smoothies tend to be filled with whole milk, cream, and sugar—too fattening to take in for breakfast. However, a better alternative would be making your own smoothie with low-fat milk or almond milk, yogurt, fresh fruit, nuts and a drop of sugar or honey for sweetness if needed.
3. Sugary Cereals
Sugary cereals will have you crashing from the sugary carb high before the morning is over. It can lead to mid-morning cravings and moodiness. Cereal is not a bad option, but you have to pick the right one. Look for cereals that are high in fiber and protein, try whole grain cereals, add flaxseeds or walnuts to your cereal, and don’t forget the low-fat milk!
4. Green juice
Of course, all those veggies serve up important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. But most green juices are also high in sugar (thanks to all the fruit used to sweeten it up) and seriously lacking in both fiber and protein. Which means that by itself, it’s a pretty poor breakfast.
If you opt to have green juice, look for one that’s low in sugar, and sip it with something—like whole grain toast with nut butter, yogurt with fruit, or eggs.
5.Toast with buttery spread
Even if you choose whole wheat, a slice of bread with fake butter is far from an ideal breakfast. For starters, most buttery spreads and margarines contain trans fats, a dangerous, synthetic fat that can raise bad cholesterol, lower good cholesterol, and up your risk for heart disease and diabetes. Plus, there’s no protein, fruit, or veggies here.
If you love toast with breakfast, have a slice of whole grain toast with a little bit of real butter, and enjoy it as a side to something more substantial, like a vegetable omelet.
6. Store-bought breakfast sandwiches
An egg and cheese sandwich can be a clean, filling option for breakfast—if you make it yourself. Many of those boxed frozen ones are packed with sodium, preservatives, and unhealthy fats. And the greasy breakfast sandwiches from the corner deli or café aren’t usually much better.
They’re usually big enough to feed two people, and are overloaded with cheese and processed meats like sausage or bacon. Try a simple veggie scramble on a slice of whole-wheat toast or a whole-wheat tortilla instead.