SHE FINDS – Sugary foods are never a great idea, they can be especially detrimental to your health if you eat them for breakfast, as they typically lack the fuel your body needs to take on the day and will lead to blood sugar spikes later on.
In fact, there’s one sugary breakfast food that health experts warn you should avoid at all costs: breakfast cereal.
To learn more about the health risks of regularly chowing down on sugary cereal, we spoke to health experts Dana Hunnes, PhD, dietitian and author of Recipe For Survival, and Varsha Khatri, nutritional therapist from Illuminated Health.
Hunnes tells us that “things like Fruit Loops, Cocoa Puffs, and Frosted Flakes” are “made with little (if any) whole grains, and have a lot of added sugars in them,” making them a terrible choice for breakfast.
Your blood sugar will likely spike
Khati concurs, noting that “cereals are one of the most high-sugar foods.” And if you think you’re off the hook by choosing boxes that seem healthier or are labeled as low-sugar, you may be wrong.
“Even cereals that are supposedly ‘low-sugar’ are in fact high in added sweeteners,” she warns. Say it ain’t so!
So, what are the dangers of eating a high-sugar breakfast food like cereal? For one, your blood sugar will likely spike, which will lead to increased sugar cravings later in the day …