We all know that breakfast is the most im-portant meal for us. Eating a healthy break-fast every morning can reduce the risk for diseases such as cancer and diabetes. But do you know that some of the a.m. choices that we make is completely wrong. Here go the foods to avoid for breakfast.Sugary cereals and bakery itemsSome cereals are full of carbs and sugar. When you eat them, your blood sugar rapidly spikes and then comes down. It is not right to let your energy crash at the beginning of the day and hence it is best to avoid such cere-als and bakery items. Instead, choose cereals with higher fiber and protein. Add flaxseed or walnuts for more of fiber and protein.Packaged pancakes, donuts..Packaged pancakes, donuts are sugar-coated or honey-coated and will only satisfy your sweet tooth. Do yourself and your waistline a favor and opt for a whole wheat toast with lite butter.Store-bought granolaMost store-bought boxes of granola that might appear to be a health mixture of honey, sugar, oats and dried fruit actually contains lot of fat and calories. Many boxed granolas also contain lot of hidden sugar, un-less you’re reading labels and consciously buying an organic or natural variety made with simple sugars. Otherwise, you’re basi-cally eating dessert for breakfast.Take-away sandwichIt may have the makings of a balanced break-fast—with egg, meat, cheese, and toast—but when you really break down that breakfast sandwich you’re getting a greasy fried egg, processed ham or bacon and full fat cheese. Instead, make one at home using a poached egg and low fat cheese.SmoothiesSmoothies are full of refined sugar. Most store-bought varieties contain full fat milk, or worse, cream, so it’s really more of a des-sert shake than a breakfast beverage. In-stead, blend a healthy version at home using yogurt, almond or skim milk and fresh fruits and nuts.
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