Breakfast Foods to Avoid
Leading a healthy lifestyle includes one important thing: starting your day right with a healthy breakfast.
There are a number of choices for breakfast fare, and for people on the go, it can be easy to forget what foods constitute a healthy breakfast. Here are some of the things you should avoid.
Pastries. One of the more convenient breakfast foods to get is a pastry – from cinnamon rolls to Danish, toaster pastries to coffee cakes, there is a wide array of yummy breakfast treats to choose from. While they are heavenly to the palate, we should stay away from these foods due to their high sugar content, and their being a source of extra carbohydrates, which would leave you feeling hungry sooner.
Instead of sinking your teeth into these pastries, opt for a slice of whole grain toast, or an English muffin.
Egg dishes with extra stuff. This is an example of how an inherently healthy ingredient may be rendered unhealthy. While eggs in themselves are a good source of protein and vitamins, adding extra helpings of fat and cholesterol will balance out the good that it can do. For a healthier egg dish at breakfast, instead of going for cheesy omelets and eggs benedict with hollandaise sauce, try preparing omelets with green peppers, onions and avocados, or frying eggs in a healthy vegetable oil.
Fruit juice. One might wonder why this is included, but it all depends really on the type of fruit juice that you are having. Some of the commercially-produced fruit juices have added sugar, which would make it no different from having soda at breakfast. Try eating your fruit instead of drinking them out of a package for breakfast – or try making them yourself, from natural fruit.Tags: healthy breakfast foods, healthy eating, healthy meals, unhealthy breakfast foods