Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and if you’re going to eat it, then it should be healthy. Unfortunately, many people don’t take breakfast seriously enough. They’ll eat their cereal or bagels with cream cheese without even noticing that they aren’t getting much nutrition because they’ve only had one serving so far! But if you want your breakfast to be more than just something quick in between meals, try these healthier options:
Breakfast cereals are a great option for health-conscious people. But if you’re not careful, they can be unhealthy and even dangerous. The biggest problem with breakfast cereals is that they’re often high in sugar and salt. This means that your body will absorb more of these than it needs to, which leads to weight gain and other health problems like diabetes. Another concern with eating breakfast cereals is that they tend to contain preservatives (like BHT), artificial flavors (like aspartame), colors/coloring agents, trans fat, and saturated fat all things we want our bodies to avoid!
Cold cuts and cured meats
Cold cuts and cured meats are high in calories, sodium, saturated fat, and cholesterol.
- Calories: A single serving of cold cuts or cured meat contains about 200 calories. This can add up quickly if you’re eating several servings a day.
- Sodium: Sodium is another hidden ingredient that may not be on your radar when you think about what goes into your food. The American Heart Association recommends limiting your intake of added salt to 1,500 milligrams per day (about 2 grams). However, most Americans consume between 3-5 grams daily. That means someone who eats 2 pounds of meat each week could have as much sodium as their entire body weight in water!
Bowl of cereal with milk
Many breakfast options can be difficult to keep healthy, but cereal is one of the worst. Cereal is high in sugar and low in nutrients, making it an unhealthy choice for most people. This can cause some serious problems when you’re trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy diet plan. If you have trouble choosing between cereal and fruit, try adding yogurt instead! Yogurt has a similar texture as milk, so it won’t compete with your taste buds as much when paired with your favorite dry cereal type (like corn flakes).
Bagels with cream cheese
Bagels are high in carbohydrates, low in protein, and a source of trans fat. They’re also loaded with calories. A small plain bagel has 150 calories and 3 grams of fat the same as a slice of cheese pizza (230 calories). Plus they’re very salty, which makes them even more unhealthy than they already are. Bagels can contain up to 5 grams per serving; if you eat two slices of whole wheat bread together with cream cheese on top, then your total daily intake will be 909 milligrams sodium almost half what you should have each day!
Pancakes with syrup
Pancakes with syrup are high in calories, sugar, and fat. This breakfast is not a good choice for men or anyone else who wants to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Sausage, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich
Eggs are a good source of protein, so this is a great choice for those looking to get their fix. The sausage provides another source of protein, as well as some additional calories that can help you fuel through your day. Finally, cheese is another good source of protein—especially if you add it on top!
English muffin with butter and jam
The English muffin is a popular breakfast food, and it’s often served with butter and jam. Butter is high in fat, which can clog the arteries. Jam contains sugar which your body treats as a carbohydrate so it increases blood sugar levels in your body and is also loaded with calories. This combination of foods makes for an unhealthy breakfast that will leave you feeling sluggish all day long.
Breakfast is an important meal for most people, but some may be surprised to learn that a healthy breakfast can be as simple as having some fruit and milk. There are plenty of other options out there, though – like cereal or bagels with cream cheese. In addition to being healthy options, these breakfasts will also keep you full longer so they make great options if you’re trying to lose weight! Now that we’ve covered the top 10 unhealthy breakfasts men often prefer, hopefully, this article has helped give you some new ideas when it comes time for breakfast tomorrow morning (or today).