Following foods does not count under a healthy breakfast: cereals. packed yogurt, packed juices and store-bought smoothies.
We all opt cereal for a simple and quick breakfast especially if you have an on-the-go kind of family. They give you an easy way to have a tasty breakfast without putting in too much effort. Their colorful packaging screams that they are super healthy and natural.
In reality, cereals are full of sugar and many other additives. The word "natural" has been devised to misled the consumer, suggesting that the product is free from pesticide chemicals and genetically engineered ingredients.
There is little regulation to guide what exactly is in these so-called natural products, and many product labeled as natural, actually contain ingredients from genetically modified corn, soy, canola, and sugar beets and toxic pesticides. So, take extra time to prepare a healthy breakfast. Prepare it with some fruit or eggs and add a side fruit or toast made from whole wheat.
Packed yogurt are loaded with added sugar, artificial ingredients and fillers. The majority contain only a marginal amount of probiotics. Sadly, the yogurt you are consuming from your local grocery store may not be benefiting your health as much as you think.
Home made Yogurt helps with stomach issues caused by bacteria and contains much-needed nutrients like calcium, potassium, magnesium and Vitamin B-6.
Packed fruit juices contain refined sugar and fructose, which causes damage to the liver and lipogenesis. A healthy alternative is to go for fruits and vegetables, or fresh fruit smoothies and shakes.
Make yourself a smoothie at home so you know the exact ingredients you are putting into it. Add in sunflower seeds, flax seeds, nuts for more nutritional value. Store-bought smoothies are packed with fruit flavors, they don't add real fruits.