Wellness Wednesday — What’s For Breakfast?

What do you eat for breakfast?

How many of you had a bowl of cereal for breakfast this morning?  If you have been down the cereal isle at a supermarket lately you know just how many hundred’s of choices there are.  You can see how the companies are competing with each other by telling you that their brand is full of essential vitamins and minerals, have low-fat, high fiber, low cholesterol or are a healthy start to your day.  Well, I hate to disappoint you but cereals are full of more unhealthy things than healthy things and the companies that sell them are leading one of the biggest scams on the market!  It’s not just Fruity Pebbles and Captain Crunch that are bad for you either.  Even the ones that are full of health claims are also full of crap.  Basically you are choosing which flavor of sugar you would like to eat for breakfast.

Go ahead, I challenge you to take a look at several of the cereal boxes the next time that you go to the store.  I guarantee that one of the top ingredients will be sugar.  Then most will also include fructose, dextrose, inverted sugar syrup and other hidden sugars.  They are full of sugar!  Up to 30%.   You will also find vegetable oil, preservatives, sulphates, and colours.  The colour “carmine” which is in any red colored cereal is made from ground up beetles.  The cereals are highly processed and full of artificial flavours and preservatives.

While the companies that make and promote cereals want you to believe they are full of vitamins and minerals and therefore healthy, the vitamins and minerals are simply synthetic ingredients added to make it “fortified”.  And then to eat your cereal with dairy milk…..don’t even get me started….that’s a whole other post.

So, you are thinking, what do I eat for breakfast then?  There are many great alternatives.

Green smoothies

Berry or fresh fruit smoothies

Rolled oats

Sprouted bread (toast) with almond butter

Rye toast with avocado

Homemade granola

Chia cereal or chia pudding parfait

Whole wheat pancakes with fruit and nuts

Quinoa oat porridge

Try making your own cereal with rolled oats, nuts, coconut flakes, goji berries and bee pollen and top it with dairy free nut milk

There are endless options for breakfast, and if you are like me any bean salad, nut cheese dip with veggies or leftovers also make great breakfast options.  Eat healthy and get away from the sugar laden cereals that we have grown up believing are nutritious.  Your body will thank you.

-Kristen

Choosing healthy living over dying 🙂

 

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2 thoughts on “Wellness Wednesday — What’s For Breakfast?

  1. As a cereal addict who is on the road to wellness, I am well aware at how the majority of them are dietary traps. It is a rude awakening for the nutritionally blind to find this out.

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