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Cereal Swaps and Why is Cereal So Bad for Breakfast

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Many people think that eating breakfast cereal is healthy.

It says so on the box right? Well, that’s not exactly true…it’s more clever marketing than anything.
 
Check out all the reasons below that I don’t eat cereal for breakfast!
 
 
Why processed breakfast cereal is NOT healthy:
 
• It can be loaded with sugar, which is the last thing you want to have for breakfast. It spikes blood sugar and sets you on a day of blood sugar peaks and crashes leading to sugar cravings, increased hunger, metabolic issues, etc.
 
• It contains over-processed wheat, which mainstream recommendations love to say is healthy, but it is actually processed by your body like sugar is–even if it is “whole grain”. Wheat has the ability to spike blood sugar just like processed sugar does. The glycemic index (GI) of foods is a good way to tell how it affects your blood sugar.
 
• It contains GMOs, synthetic added vitamins, and has been so processed that it doesn’t contain many natural vitamins or minerals anymore, so they have to add it back in synthetic form.
 
 
==What you should be having for breakfast:
 
Protein
Healthy Fat (avocado, olive oil, coconut oil, butter, etc.)
Less sugar
Fewer carbs
Things like eggs, bacon, avocado and veggies and high-protein smoothies are good ideas from breakfast.
 
==Here are a few healthy breakfast ideas:
 
Overnight oats/ home made granola
Frittata/ Eggs
Smoothies
Juices
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