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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so it’s smart to make healthy food choices. A balanced breakfast fuels you up and preps your mind and body for the day. Here are four common breakfast foods that you should try to avoid:

1) Carrot Cake Muffins:

Don’t let the word “carrot” fool you! One serving of a carrot cake muffin from a bakery or fast food chain can give you about 680 calories and 40 grams of fat.

2) Doughnuts:

Because doughnuts are fried, they contain higher amounts of calories and fat. One honey-glazed doughnut contains 200 calories and more sugar than you need for the entire day!

3) Frozen Waffles:

Store bought frozen waffles are basically refined grain combined with sugar and trans fat. It lacks health promoting vitamins, minerals and fiber. If you like to top yours with butter and syrup, that only increases the calorie count.

4) Bacon, Ham and Sausage

These are processed meats, which means that they are high in fat and sodium. In the long run, consuming these foods regularly can lead to heart problems. Sodium nitrite, which is found in most processed meat, has been closely associated with a higher risk of cancer. Yikes!

Instead of these foods, choose a balanced breakfast that’s rich in protein, calcium and potassium. Start off your new year and healthier diet plan on the right foot.. good luck!

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4 Breakfast Foods To Avoid  was originally published on mymajicdc.com

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