5 Foods That You Must Avoid in Breakfast

how 5 Foods That You Must Avoid in Breakfast: In the morning our body is not only in a need of nutrients but is also able to absorb vitamins and minerals better. Which is why its important to eat the right breakfast. How energetic you feel throughout the day, depends on how nutritious your breakfast is. A good breakfast satisfies your hunger and avoids overeating later in the day. Although, knowingly or unknowingly, we eat things in breakfast that might sound healthy but are really bad for you.

Foods That You Must Avoid in Breakfast

Let us talk about 5 Foods that you should never eat in breakfast. We will also talk about their healthier alternatives. with #5 on the list which is Bread. Bread has become a common breakfast item no doubt, is made with 100% maida.

But even if you check the ingredients of brown bread or atta bread, it only has a small percentage of whole wheat flour but has a fair amount of maida mixed in it. Even most multigrain breads have maida. And not just maida, these breads also have refined palm oil, dough conditioners, artificial flavours and preservatives.

In fact, this bread like thing that we are sold is not the real bread that has been a staple food in European countries. While real bread is made with just 4 ingredients, this convenient bread is made with more than dozen fillers. Shockingly, some of these ingredients are even banned in many countries.

You can try baking bread at home, it will begin to get hard and mouldy in 2 days. While the commercial bread stays for 7 days even without refrigeration. A Bread should be bread. What’s more disturbing is that the brown colour of brown bread is not because it has atta but due to the added colour in it. Yes, often brown breads come with this ingredient called INS150a which is nothing but dark brown colour which is formed by heating up sugar.

Foods That You Must Avoid in Breakfast

Bred Lover you Have 3 options

So if you are a bread lover and really care for your health at the same time, there are 3 options.

  • First, you can bake your own bread. Now, it might sound a daunting task. But people who bake daily don’t find it that difficult as well.
  • find a trustworthy bakery near you who can bake fresh bread for you.
  • Fourth is to switch to roti which I think is a good replacement for commercial bread.

Muesli is a dangerous breakfast for you

Muesli has become quite a popular breakfast option these days. People add milk to it and consider eating it as healthy. And it seems true as well, as its pack boasts the goodness of multigrains, fruits and nuts. (ad – no hydrogenated oil no etc) Don’t fall for the marketing tricks because what it has is maida,

2 teaspoons of refined sugar in every serving, artificial flavours, colours, bleach and candied fruits. Basically, the fruit is placed in heated sugar syrup which absorbs the moisture from within the fruit and eventually preserves it. (TVC rewind talking about fruits). I am not saying that don’t eat it. But don’t count it as healthy.

A reliable parameter to judge any such breakfast cereal is its fibre content. 100 grams of Kellog’s muesli fruits and nuts has just 6.4 grams of fibre. On the other hand if you compare it with oats, its 100 grams will have over 10 grams of fibre.

Even 100 grams of aashirwad atta has 11.1 grams of fibre. Now if this packet of muesli has so many multigrains, fruits and nuts, why then fibre content is so low? The thing is that the ingredients are added after a lot of processing.

Its time we ditch muesli, corn flakes, granola, chocos and things like that I mean these guys have literally done PhD in fooling their customers. Even the smartest of customers might fall for their ticks.

Best is to buy something which has just 1 ingredient, unflavoured rolled oats or millet flakes.Add milk to them and customise it to your own liking. Or you can even make your own muesli premix. High in fibre it will keep you full and energetic for long.

Ready to Eat Meals

MTR’s ready-to-eat breakfast options are gaining popularity in urban India. However, it’s advisable to avoid certain choices like upma and poha due to their low fiber content from ultra-refined grains. For instance, a 60-gram packet of poha contains only 1.5 grams of fiber, similar to Maggi. Additionally, MTR adds palm oil, less healthy than refined oils.

Their dosa mix even contains maida, raising concerns for South Indian dishes like uttapam and rava idli. Opting for freshly made poha, upma, or dosa at home is a healthier and tastier alternative. Masala oats can also be replaced with plain oats and your favorite vegetables for a fresh and nutritious breakfast.

Nutella

Despite Nutella’s claim of being made with “asli hazelnuts aur premium cocoa,” it contains only 13% hazelnuts, with a significant 55% being plain sugar. This ratio surpasses even dairy milk in sugar content. Priced at 847 Rs per kilo, Nutella uses cheap oils in its composition, making it less suitable as a breakfast option. Other alternatives with better ingredient choices are recommended for those who enjoy hazelnut spreads.

Mixed Fruit Jam

Avoid consuming mixed fruit jam for breakfast due to its high sugar content, with 100 grams containing 15 spoons of sugar. Even if made with eight fruits, the lack of dietary fiber is concerning.

Consider making jam at home using desi khaand or thread mishri powder for a healthier option. Some brands now offer preservative-free, healthy jams worth exploring
Deep Fried Food:

Deep Fried Food

Avoid deep-fried breakfast items like chhole bhature and kachori as they can slow down metabolism and contribute to health issues like heart blockage, fatty liver, diabetes, and cancer.

These foods, made with 100% maida and often reused oil turning black, produce harmful trans fats and acrylamides upon reheating. When potatoes are deep-fried, calories increase by four times,

and bad fats skyrocket by 20 times. Limit intake of puri, bhature, and kachori, ideally making them at home occasionally and avoiding oil reuse.

Healthy Alternatives

Opt for whole grains, nuts, seeds, fresh fruits, and vegetables for a nutritious breakfast. Consider homemade recipes and explore quick and healthy alternatives. Share this information with others to promote better breakfast choices.

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