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Is Cereal Good For You?

This Photo Shows Why Cereal Isn't the Best Breakfast If You're Trying to Lose Weight

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Wasn’t it great when you had the guilt-free notion that having a sugar-bomb first thing in the morning was “part of a balanced breakfast?” The pic above is a standard size bowl of Raisin Bran Crunch (2.5c + 1.5c milk + 1c OJ), which actually isn’t as bad as others that were essentially just candy/sweets - chocolate, marsh-mellows, chocolate-chip cookies, etc. Unfortunately, several polls of breakfast eating habits still isolate cold cereal as the top choice for men & women in the US. ————— 👉🏼On the other hand, we have the Omelette 🍳& Sweet Potato 🥔Hash combo. Ingredients: > 3 Pasture Eggs and 1 Egg White > 1/2c Spinach > 1/2c Sweet Potatoes > 1/3 Avocado, > 1/4c Onions, 1/2 Bell Pepper, 1/2 Tomato, 1 oz Mozzarella ————— Omelette’s are my favorite because not only do you get a nice dose of protein & a series of micronutrients, you also have the option of throwing whatever veggies you like in with it to add extra flavor, nutrients, and fiber. ————— I also like sweet potato hash as my carbs because it provides resistant starch: ✅ beneficial for your cells ✅ beneficial for gut bacteria - prebiotic; helps bacteria to produce short-chain fatty acids like butyrate, which is the top energy source for cells in your large intestine; ✅decreases inflammation and changes metabolism of gut bacteria; ✅ May play role in preventing colon cancer and Inflammatory bowel disease. ✅Can also reduce the rise in blood sugar after a meal and improve insulin sensitivity ✅ Can increase satiety ————— 🔹Tip: How prepare potatoes changes their resistant starch content. One type of resistant starch is formed when foods are cooled after heating. Some starches lose their original structure when heated. If they are later cooled, a new structure is formed. Resistant starch remains higher after reheating foods that have previously been cooled. The same goes for rice & pasta. ——— #breakfast #cereal #sugar #carbs #eggs #omelette #starch #meal plan #protein #calories #macros #cooking #cleaneating #healthy #healthyeating #nutrition #mealprep #health #healthyfood #fitfood #paleo #paleofriendly #brainfood #focus #inflammation #microbiome #probiotics #guthealth

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Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day. It sets the tone for how you feel and move, and it helps you stay on track with your weight loss. Chris Rocchio, meal prep aficionado known as chris.rocchio_fit on Instagram, shared a photo proving how cereal could throw you off your weight-loss game, and why you might want to cook yourself a big omelette instead.

Chris warns against "having a sugar-bomb first thing in the morning," especially when standard cereals are marketed as "part of a balanced breakfast." He lays out the nutrition details for you to see firsthand.

"The pic above is a standard size bowl of Raisin Bran Crunch, which actually isn't as bad as others that were essentially just candy/sweets — chocolate, marsh-mellows, chocolate-chip cookies, etc," he wrote. "Unfortunately, several polls of breakfast eating habits still isolate cold cereal as the top choice for men & women in the US."

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The picture on the right, however, is of a huge omelette of three free range eggs, one egg white, spinach, sweet potatoes, avocado, onions, bell pepper, tomato, and mozzarella. "Omelettes are my favourite because not only do you get a nice dose of protein & a series of micronutrients, you also have the option of throwing whatever veggies you like in with it to add extra flavour, nutrients, and fibre," Chris said. "I also like sweet potato hash as my carbs because it provides resistant starch."

Aside from all the benefits waiting for you in that omelette, it's 511 calories and 13 grams of sugar, while that tiny bowl of cereal is a whopping 777 calories with 77 grams of sugar. Next time you're wondering what to eat for breakfast, consider making yourself an omelette instead of opening up that box of Raisin Bran. Or you can make a big ol' pan of this quinoa egg bake and have breakfast ready for you all week long.

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