Beware of These “Healthy” Breakfasts that Are Actually Full of Sugar
The most important meal of the day can set the tone for the rest of your meals, so it’s important to start off on the right foot—but what exactly is a good breakfast? It turns out that what many people think of as “healthy” is actually not all that great for you. We like to think that we know exactly what’s in our food, but some of these “good” choices are actually full of sugar. Some are so bad that they contain more sugar than a candy bar.
For reference, the American Heart Association recommends "that no more than half of your daily discretionary calorie allowance come from added sugars. For most American women, this is no more than 100 calories per day (about 6 teaspoons). For men, it’s no more than 150 calories per day (about 9 teaspoons)."
Many seemingly healthy breakfast options destroy that daily limit. Diets consistently high in sugar can cause obesity, diabetes and heart disease—to avoid these and other health problems, it’s important to know what’s in your food. Check out “healthy” breakfasts that are actually full of sugar, so you can make more informed choices.