Everybody knows that having a doughnut for breakfast isn’t good for you. But some of the foods that are considered “healthy”–including fruit smoothies, granola, oatmeal, and muffins –can be just as high in sugar. “Oatmeal packets are notorious for being high in sugar, even though they may say ‘flax’ or protein on the label,” Dr. Isabel Smith tells Extra Crispy. “The key is to buy or make the plain oatmeal packets, and then add your own fruit. Add some nuts or shredded coconut for extra healthy fat.” Nutrition experts also warn consumers to steer clear of on-the-go breakfast bars, which can be loaded with high-fructose corn syrup and chemicals with names you can’t pronounce. (For the full article, click here. Making your own granola is a good idea…here’s a recipe that I use. It does have some brown sugar but uses honey as the main sweetener. Click here for the recipe. It’s really good.
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