Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If you are one of those organized individuals who go to bed early, you have had a good 8 hours of sleep. That is a lot of time for the body to go without nourishment. Hence the importance of breakfast. However, certain foods can cause more harm than good when taken in the morning.
Here is a list of the top 5 food you should avoid having for breakfast.
1) Fruit Juice
While they are considered a healthy option for breakfast, they are anything but. Most brands of fruit juices contain high quantities of sugar that can spike the blood sugar level and increase hunger later in the day. Furthermore, on an empty stomach, fruits, orange, in particular, can lead to several health problems.
Tomatoes & Green Vegetables
Unfortunately, I am one of those people who cannot think of an omelet without tomatoes. They contain tannic acid, which can cause gastric ulcers and should be avoided early in the morning. Green Vegetables, too, can cause heartburn and abdominal pain if taken on an empty stomach.
They are so easy to use! Just warm them in the microwave or pop it in the frying pan and serve with breakfast. However, processed meat like sausages, especially early in the morning, can cause a variety of different problems. Processed meat is loaded with trans fat and salt, both dangerous for health overall but even more so on an empty stomach.
While natural yogurt is full of prebiotics, pre-packaged fruit yogurt is a recipe for disaster. Loaded with sugar, it can again spike up the average blood sugar level, giving you a temporary high than making you very hungry later in the day. Also, yogurt on an empty stomach causes a buildup of acid in the abdomen.
Many countries have already labeled margarine as dangerous. It contains saturated, trans fat that is dangerous to the body. Early in the morning, it can have even more severe effects. If a toast with margarine is your go-to breakfast, swap it with natural butter instead.
These foods should generally be avoided on an empty stomach. Have anything to add? Let us know in the comments below.