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Jun262009

3 Unhealthy Breakfast Choices

On Wednesday we covered three healthy breakfast options; today we present three breakfast routines to avoid.

  1. Doughnuts. High in sugar, trans-fats, calories and refined flour, doughnuts are not only bad for your waistline, but ultimately disastrous for your energy levels as well. The high sugar content is likely to end in a midday energy crash. If you crave a doughnut, try a piece of whole-grain bread with some jam and peanut butter instead.
  2. Fast-Food “Breakfast Sandwiches.” The combination of low-quality, fried meats, processed cheese, and refined breads adds up to a high-calorie, high-sodium, fat-laden food. A better option is to make a sandwich at home - include whole-grain bread, low-fat cheese and fresh veggies, for an added dose of fiber.
  3. Sugared Cereal. While different brands vary widely in the amount of added sugars (do your homework and read the labels), sugared cereals should not be a part of your morning routine - or your diet, period. If you crave sweetness, try adding a teaspoon of sugar or stevia to unsweetened whole-grain cereals, or try a bowl of steel-cut oats with some blackstrap molasses, which provides an added dose of calcium.

Want to burn more fat? Another reason your breakfast choices matter.

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As a newbie, I am always searching online for articles that can help me.

Thank you for sharing this !

September 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCash Advance

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