3. Muffins, doughnuts, croissants and other pastries
Okay, nobody (I hope) considers pastries as healthy breakfast foods. But muffins?
Sure, muffins are delicious. But most store-bought muffins are nothing but small (addictive) sugar bombs.
WHAT LURKS IN MUFFINS AND PASTRIES?
Refined flour and wheat
LOTS of sugar – even more if your muffin contains dried fruits, chocolate chips or frosting
Vegetable oils which are known to increase inflammation and contribute to weight gain
Sulfur dioxide – This food additive is often added to muffins and dried foods to preserve their freshness. Although it is generally regarded as safe, lab studies indicate that sulfur dioxide could damage the DNA of rodents. Yes, we are much bigger than rodents but I’d rather not take the risk if you ask me. Moreover, sulfur dioxide could trigger asthma attacks in susceptible individuals.