The Worst Things To Eat For Breakfast
Breakfast is considered to be one of the most important meals of the day, so to begin each new day, you should try to eat a balanced meal consisting of protein, fibre and healthy fats. A lot of breakfast options don’t qualify as a balanced meal and should be avoided. Let’s take a deeper look.
Breakfast cereals are very common in UK households as they are convenient to eat when you are on a tight schedule. The problem is they are not very healthy, as they often come with a high sugar content. Heathline state that consuming foods high in sugar can lead to obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. You should be wary of cereals making claims that they are “whole grain” as that this is often used as a marketing term to describe foods that contain a percentage of whole grains.
Waffles and pancakes are next on the list. To put it simply, they contain a lot of simple carbohydrates. Pastries are also not ideal for breakfast as they contain a lot of sugar and are high in calories.
While fruit and low-fat yoghurt may seem like a healthy option, the fat which is stripped out of low-fat yoghurts is often replaced with sugar. This means that the energy that this meal provides will be burnt off very quickly, leaving you feeling hungry shortly afterwards. Try Greek yoghurt instead which contains more protein, topped with low glycaemic fruits such as blueberries and some almonds.
Other Common Mistakes
Another common quick and easy breakfast is toast with margarine or butter, but this “meal” is somewhat lacking nutritionally. As it’s high refined carbohydrates and low in fibre, eating this for breakfast can typically result in a spike in your blood sugar levels, making you want to eat more at the next meal.
Finally, you should pay attention to what you drink as well as what you eat at breakfast. Try to avoid using cream in your coffee and drinking high sugar and caffeine energy drinks. Instead, start your day off by drinking water first thing in the morning. Our 2.2 litre stylish Gym Kegs are the perfect water bottles to make sure you drink your recommended daily allowance of water.