What Not to Eat for Breakfast



If you only eat one meal a day, make it breakfast. Everyone is familiar with the adage, and with good reason. After fasting for 10 hours while we slept, breakfast gives our bodies an opportunity to refuel.

The food choices we make first thing in the morning have a significant impact on our ability to focus, get things done, and generally feel on top of the world.

However, if we opt for the wrong foods in the morning, we could feel energized at first, but we’ll be dragging by noon. There’s a chance we’ll feel compelled to make even more poor eating choices later in the day as a form of penance.

We’ve compiled a list of the 15 worst options for your morning meal. The fifteenth one is very shocking.

Sugary, highly-refined cereals
Petit Déjeuner, Céréale, Myrtilles

We’re all aware that the cereals sold in brightly colored boxes to kids have sugar levels that are downright scary. However, the true danger comes from “healthy” breakfast cereals that actually have a lot of sugar.

We’re big fans of morning cereals. Cereal is a great way to be fueled up and ready to take on the day because it is fast, simple, wholesome, and nutritious. Nonetheless, this is conditional on their being produced with whole grains and having no added sugars.

Popular cereals like frosted flakes, honey-coated nut cereals, and puffed rice are typically loaded in sugar, whether they are name brands or store brands.

An excessive sugar intake has negative effects on health over time, and a sweet breakfast won’t keep you going for long. However, once our bodies have processed the sugar, we may once again feel ravenous and may seek out yet another unhealthy option.

Be sure there are no hidden sugars in your cereal by looking at the nutrition label. Choose a cereal that is built with whole grains and high in fiber to keep you feeling full until lunch. Go for oats, corn flakes, and shredded wheat cereals that aren’t coated in sugar, and stick to the old-fashioned kind of porridge rather than the microwaveable kind, which may contain sweet syrups



pancakes or waffles 


Crêpes, Sirop D'Érable, Framboises

You may make pancakes from scratch with flour, eggs, milk, sugar, and a raising agent like bicarbonate of soda for extra fluffiness. Gluten-free pancakes can be made with gluten-free flour alternatives, and vegan pancake recipes that call for eggs and milk can be found.

But isn’t there anything they all share? Sugar! The same may be said with waffles. However, they are both widely eaten in the morning. The fact that we rarely consume pancakes and waffles in their unadulterated forms contributes to the sugar content of breakfasts based on these items. Who is it?

We drown them in sugary syrups and salty, fatty bacon that merely adds to the calorie count without providing any genuine health benefits.

What’s more, white flour, from which the whole grain and healthy B vitamins have been removed, is typically used to produce both. Breakfasts like this are best saved for special occasions.



Bread made with white flour and margarine. 

Sandwich Ouvert, Pain, Pain Et Beurre

Everyone loves a piece of crisp white bread slathered in a thick layer of butter and jam. But there are two issues with having this every morning for breakfast.

A loaf of white bread, to start. White bread is baked with white flour, which is flour from which the bran and germ have been refined off. Vitamins, especially B vitamins, are lost along with the wholegrain when this is done. Brown bread, which is made with wholegrain wheat that has been minimally processed, is preferable because it retains most of the wheat’s healthy fiber and protein.

In addition, we may be consuming more fat than we intend to if we choose margarine as our preferred spread. Even low-fat spreads have some fat in them. Margarine is similar, but unlike butter, it has been treated to make it spreadable right out of the fridge. Trans fats, commonly known as partially hydrogenated oil, can be introduced at this stage.

There have been requests to outlaw trans fats because of the suspicion that they play a role in the development of health disorders like hypertension and diabetes. Although they are being phased out of use in the UK, they may still be found in foods that are imported there. Despite its higher fat content, butter is the superior alternative because it is less processed and does not contain trans fats. Brown your bread and use minimal butter or other spreads.


Pastries and muffins Muffins, 


Muffin, Gâteaux, Minikuchen, Chocolat

Having a muffin for breakfast is like having cake for morning, which is something we should probably save for our birthdays only, right? A “healthy” muffin, such a blueberry muffin loaded with fruit, is still essentially a cake, no matter how they market it.

A blueberry muffin, unlike a plain muffin or, God forbid, a chocolate chip muffin, at least has fruit in it. If you’re going to eat a muffin for breakfast, make it a fruit one—blueberries are an excellent source of antioxidants and vitamins that help to keep the immune system healthy. Keep them in reserve for special occasions.

Savoury muffins may be preferable, but avoid the cheese muffins if you’re watching your weight. It has been noted that muffins may be produced using courgette and very little sugar; while they may not satisfy a sweet tooth, they also won’t put you in a bad mood right away.

The same can be said for the hotel’s morning pastries, which always look so appetizing in their wicker baskets. Avoiding a sugar crash first thing in the morning means saving them for the hotel or holiday delights.


 Fruit juice

Smoothies, Fruit, Boire, Aliments
Coffee and orange juice are a classic morning combination. A modest glass of fresh juice (around 150 ml) can be a healthy supplement to an otherwise well-rounded morning meal. Having more than this amount of alcohol on a daily basis is problematic.

How many oranges do you think you could consume in one sitting? Our best assumption is that there are two. A large glass of freshly squeezed (your own or store-bought) orange juice, on the other hand, could have twice as much sugar.

Juice made from citrus fruits, like oranges, is good for you. They are a great source of vitamin C and other nutrients. The fruit sugar fructose is also present in fruit. As a result, you won’t be getting a lot of fructose by eating only one or two oranges. The sugar content in orange juice may seem harmless at first, but if you drink the juice of four or more oranges in one session, you may be consuming more sugar than you realize. Fruit juice is high in sugar, thus it’s not a good choice as an only morning food option.

Since you’re not drinking the pulp, the dietary fiber in the fruit is lost when you drink fruit juice. If you want a healthy gut, you need fiber. Fruit juices should be consumed in moderation, and entire fruits should be consumed first. Avoid fruit liquids that have additional sugars.


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