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“Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food. There are many food-like items in the supermarket your ancestors wouldn’t recognize as food…stay away from these” – quotes Michael Pollan
You might know having breakfast is important but do you know there are many things which are not desirable for a breakfast. These things can do more harm than good for your body if they are in your breakfast regime.
We have come across many people who neglect the fact that they should make a proper choice for their breakfast. The nutritional facts of the food, more importantly, unhealthy content, its fat content, way its produced, etc should be taken into account while making your choice of foodstuff. Let’s see if you are having an unhealthy breakfast.
1. Are breakfast bars really meant for breakfast?
Granola and other breakfast bars might contain protein and other good things, but they are loaded with high quantities of sugar undoing all the good done by them. Sugar in such a high amount is not required by the body and negates all the benefits you get from the non-sugar part. We’d say you should avoid it completely but if you really wish to consume, then substitute them with sugar-free bars or with bars containing a low amount of sugar.
2. Don’t get fooled by packaged juices?
If you think you are doing your body good by opting for packed juices instead of natural ones, you are wrong. Packaged juices are the storehouse of sugar and other added preservatives. Also, they lack any nutrients. These are just a bunch of calories. Instead, you can opt for freshly extracted juice from fruits. These are really beneficial for your health as they contain natural sugar and are free of preservatives.
3. Should you just rely on tea or coffee?
Absolutely not. Many people just opt for tea or coffee in the morning and skip the breakfast. One should not skip breakfast as it is the most important meal of your day. Tea or coffee may provide you with an immediate energy boost, but it won’t give you the required morning nourishment. A healthy and good amount of breakfast with lots of protein, fibers, and vitamins is essential. Also, try to reduce the amount of sugar in your beverage as much as possible.
4. Say no to refined oil and flour
We know its hard to eliminate oily things from your diet, but if you must use oil in your food preparation opt for filtered or cold-pressed oils, don’t use refined oil as all the nutrients of oilseed are lost in the refining process.
Also, you should try to avoid oily things for your breakfast as much as possible and try to reduce the oil content in your food. Substitute soya bean and sunflower oil with olive oil which is very healthy as compared to other oils.
Same goes for refined flour.
5.Minimize food containing preservatives and artificial flavors
Preservatives are added so that the food lasts longer. But the same preservatives deteriorates the quality of food and reduces its nutritional value if any. Freshly prepared food is always advisable for consumption. For example, Fresh mangoes are way better than preserved ones. Even the aroma differs in fresh and preserved foodstuffs.
Now, you must be wondering what should you eat or what is good for breakfast, for that we have compiled a list of Must have Foods for a healthy breakfast.
So, what do you have for your breakfast?
Now we hope this post is useful, but if there is something that we didn’t cover for which you’d like to know more about, email us or let us know in the comments below! We’d be glad to answer you.