The Importance Of Making Breakfast the Best Meal
Making protein mistakes for breakfast is easy to do. A sausage biscuit is a favorite of many people to have for breakfast – especially if they’re in a hurry to get to work or to get out of the house. Many fast food places sell a version of this breakfast food and they sell pretty well. However, these biscuit meals offer saturated fat, sodium, and trans fat that your body does not need!
If you want protein for breakfast, healthy eating is what you need. Eggs are a wonderful alternative to sausage biscuits if you’re looking for protein. They have six grams per egg, and yolks have lutein, which helps to prevent eye diseases. Simply make sure to avoid using a lot of oil or butter to cook them in. A teaspoon melted and spread evenly will do much better than three to simply show off an egg flip.
Also on the protein route, try adding some peanut butter to your breakfast. A slice of whole wheat toast with a couple of teaspoons of peanut butter will do you wonders. The whole wheat breads will also offer some fiber for you. Nutrition specialists suggest you look for breads and cereals with five grams of fiber, at least, when you go the whole wheat or whole grain route.
Coffee is a toss up for traditional breakfast drinks. While science is showing that coffee is okay to drink if you’re not pushing at four cups a day, non-dairy creamers are a bad choice to make for breakfast. They offer trans fat, artificial sweetners, and sugar. The reason behind this surprising statistic is because many contain partially hydrogenated oils of some kind instead of a saturated fat. It’s suggested you try to use chocolate milk (in a small amount), some low-fat milk, or unsweetened almond milk with a hint of vanilla flavoring.
Another breakfast drink that’s a big toss up is juice. It all comes down to how much of the juice is actually fruit or vegetable juice, and not sugar water. 100% real juice is the best bet for a healthier breakfast. Juices with less than 100% juice will have some sort of extra sugars. These then lead to extra calories, which you do not need.
Other foods to be weary of when making breakfast could surprise you. However, many of the following foods are okay as a once in a while add on, but not for every day breakfasts. Bacon is up there with sausage as having high fat counts. Hash browns and processed cheeses may have extra sugars that you don’t want in a breakfast food. Hash browns may also have extra fats that will only add to your waist size. Granola bars may also have “hidden” sugars that are listed out separately under dextrose, maltrose, etc. instead of as “sugar”. Biscuits and gravy is another toss up food. Everything in moderation is the best advice.
Bagels and cream cheese also fall into this occasional list. If you are following the whole grain/wheat suggestion from earlier, that makes this choice a little better. However, the cream cheeses are often high in calories and saturated fat. Not good.
On the other hand, there are some foods that should simply never be eaten for breakfast. Many of the popular cereals for kids that are brightly colored fall in this category. While the bright colors will sell the food, the artifical colors in these cereals have been linked to refining and contributing to ADHD in children who already have this disorder. These cereals are also often loaded with sugar, which is empty calories in the making.
What’s your favorite thing to eat with breakfast?
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