Welcome to Week 4 of our ‘Debunking Nutritional Myths’ blog series. Who knew there were so many nutritional myths? Believe me – there are! All this misinformation has come about due to living in a world where so many people are trying to find the ‘best’ way to lose weight. As a result, fad diets (and slick marketing campaigns) can trick consumers into trying the next ‘foolproof’ diet…and suddenly, they forget nutritional fact from fiction. This week, I want to talk about breakfast cereal and why you should probably consider another option if you are currently having this first thing in the morning:
Myth #4 – Start the Day with ‘Healthy’ Breakfast Cereal
Most of us grew up on this stuff – a big bowl of Corn Flakes or Rice Bubbles – with sugar sprinkled on top. However, the reality is that this is probably the WORST start to your day that you could probably have! Highly processed carbohydrate cereals – like the ones I mentioned – do little to satisfy your appetite for very long. You see, all those processed carbs, combined with sugar will skyrocket your blood glucose levels for a short time, only to have them plummet just as rapidly. And you are left wondering why you’re so hungry an hour after eating. Did you know that Nutrigrain – apparently Ironman food – is just over 1/3 sugar and it contains 3 different types of sugar? If you read the ingredients of the cereal, you will find that sugar is the 2nd ingredient, followed by molasses as the 4th ingredient and then barley malt as the 5th. Nothing like a sugar hit first thing in the morning! It’s really an absolute blood sugar disaster.
Forget most commercially-packaged cereal – if you need a quick breakfast, just boil an egg or two (while you are in the shower) and have with a piece of good, multigrain bread spread with avocado (or just butter). Protein in the morning – with some good quality, Low GI carbohydrate, is not only the most appetite-satisfying breakfast you can start your day with BUT it will sustain your energy for a much longer time. No need to put your hand in the biscuit jar when you have morning tea, you will be feeling great for hours.
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