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The Do’s and Don’ts of Breakfast

Eating a healthy breakfast can be a challenge, but it’s a key part of a healthy diet. Read on for our tips on how to jump start your morning with a wholesome meal.

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Do choose plain, unsweetened yogurt with fresh fruit. Don’t opt for sugar-laden “fruit” yogurts.

How to tell: Read the ingredients. If the back of the container lists sugar, corn syrup, aspartame (an artificial sweetener), or fructose steer clear!

Do skip the breakfast muffin. A chocolate chip muffin from Dunkin’ Doughnuts will set you back 550 calories and 50 grams of sugar.

Don’t skip breakfast entirely. It’s important to start your day off with a small meal to get your digestive system going.

Do eat eggs for breakfast! They are a great source of non-meat protein and full of healthy omega 3s.

Don’t go for too many breakfast sandwiches. We love the bacon, buttered roll and cheese-y goodness as much as the next person, but you’re better off opting for a veggie omelet or scramble.

Looking for some egg-spiration? You’ll forgive our pun when you see this recipe for a Spring Vegetable Frittata with Goat Cheese.

Do have your morning coffee. Coffee is actually good for you, providing antioxidants to your body!

Don’t order a caramel holiday blend no whip cappuccino. A grande Cinnamon Dolce Latte from Starbucks clocks in at 330 calories and a whopping 40 grams of sugar. A cup of coffee? 5 calories.

Don’t like it black? Try adding cinnamon to your coffee for flavor without the extra calories!

- Alivia Duran


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