These food you consume every morning as breakfast is very harmful to your health. Here are some of the foods which are worse in terms of having them for breakfast.
Many people think breakfast cereals are a nutritious choice for children and adults.Cereal packages often include health claims, such as “contains whole grains.” A label may also suggest the cereal is a good source of nutrients like vitamin A and iron.
One study found that children who consumed a fortified breakfast cereal, designed to improve immune function ended up getting sick just as often as children who didn’t consume the cereal.Breakfast cereals contain mostly refined (not whole) grains and sugar.
In fact, sugar is usually the first or second item in the ingredients list. The higher on the list, the greater the quantity.
A high sugar intake may raise the risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and other chronic health conditions.
2. Pancakes and Waffles.
Pancakes and waffles are popular choices for weekend breakfasts at home or in restaurants.
Both pancakes and waffles contain flour eggs, sugar and milk. They are cooked somewhat differently, however, in order to achieve a distinct shape and texture.
Although they have more protein than some breakfast items, pancakes and waffles are very high in refined flour. Many researchers believe that refined grains like wheat flour contribute in obesity.
In addition, pancakes and waffles are typically topped with pancake syrup, which contains high fructose corn syrup.High-fructose corn syrup can cause the inflammation that drives insulin resistance, which may lead to prediabetes or type 2 diabetes.
Pure maple syrup is a better choice than pancake syrup, but it’s still high in sugar, which adds empty calories to the meal.
According to the American Heart Association, most people consume 2–3 times the recommended daily upper limit.
3. Toast With Margarine.
Toast topped with butter or margarine may seem like a good breakfast choice, since it doesn’t contain fat or sugar.
However, this is actually an unhealthy breakfast for two reasons.
First, because the flour in most bread is refined, it provides you with few nutrients and little fiber.
Because it is high in refined carbs and low in fiber, it can spike your blood sugar levels very fast.
Elevated blood sugar leads to rebound hunger that causes you to eat more at the next meal, which can make you gain weight.
Food manufacturers create trans fats by adding hydrogen to vegetable oils in order to make them appear more like saturated fats, which are solid at room temperature.
While studies haven't shown saturated fats to cause harm, trans fats are definitely bad for you. There’s a massive amount of evidence that trans fats are inflammatory and increase your risk of disease.
Also keep in mind that margarine can be labeled “trans fat free” but still contain trans fats, as long as it is less than 0.5 grams per serving.
Despite a reputation for being healthy, most muffins are just small cakes in disguise.
They’re made from refined flour, rich vegetable oil, eggs and sugar. The only healthy ingredient is the eggs.
In addition, commercially sold muffins are often very large. One review found that a typical packaged muffin exceeds the USDA standard portion size by 333%.
The dramatic increase in portion sizes over the past 30 years is believed to play a major role in the obesity epidemic.
Sometimes muffins are topped with additional sugar, or filled with dark or light chocolate chips, further adding to their sugar and calorie content.
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