We’ve all heard it time and time again; breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And while it is important to fuel up in the morning so that you can have energy to get you through the day, it is crucial to eat the right foods in the morning. Breakfast is supposed to wake up your metabolism and provide you with the nutrition you need following the natural fast that occurs during your slumber.
Unfortunately, this does not mean that you have free range in the morning to eat whatever you want. In fact, there are many breakfast foods that could be harming your health. Your body needs nutrients in the morning, so make sure that you are providing it with the best and most healthy foods you can. Avoid these unhealthy breakfast options:
Bacon is a massively popular meat that is often served with eggs in the morning. It seems like people are putting bacon in everything, but especially in morning time meals. Not only does bacon contain high amounts of cholesterol but it also has saturated fat and a whopping dose of sodium. All that sodium and fat can increase your blood pressure and put you at risk for heart disease or stroke.
Those iconic cartoon characters that beckon us to gobble down unhealthy neon colored morsels in the morning aren’t doing us or our kids any favors. While these sugar loaded cereals may taste good, they have a high glycemic index and could cause your blood sugar levels to spike, which is not healthy. Even some of the cereals marketed as healthy contain unhealthy ingredients, so make sure you read the label and know what you’re consuming.
We all know that donuts are by no means a healthy food option, but do you know just how unhealthy they can be for you? It may be tempting to just grab one of these calorie laden rings on the go in the morning or in the break room at the office, but they are extremely bad for you. Donuts are deep fried in oil or with trans fats. These trans fats can increase your risk for heart disease. On top of that, they are covered in sugar which is not the best thing for you first thing in the morning.
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