When you think about traditional breakfast food, what comes to mind? If you’re anything like us, you probably remember the countless commercials you saw as a kid for pancake mix, cereal, and pop-in-the-toaster waffles.
While many of us have foregone these easy-to-make breakfast foods in adulthood, the truth is that even seemingly healthy breakfast foods can be high in sugar. Here’s how you can rethink your breakfast and decrease your sugar intake in the process.
How Much Sugar is in Your Breakfast?
The answer may surprise you! Many kinds of cereal, even ones created with health in mind, contain 18g of sugar, while a seemingly carb-free option like a yogurt parfait could still include as much as 49g of sugar.
Given that the American Heart Association recommends that men cap their sugar intake at 36 grams and 25 grams for women, it’s easy to see how breakfast can quickly turn into a sugar fest.
When you consider other additional sugar sources like sugar and cream for your coffee, you may begin to realize that your “healthy” breakfast is anything but nutritious. The important thing is not to be discouraged! A healthy, delicious, and sugar-free breakfast is right around the corner.
Healthy Breakfast Ideas
If you’re on a mission to break the sugar cycle, start your day with a meal made up of protein, fiber, and healthy fats. Breakfasts that contain these three things will keep you fuller longer and help you avoid a mid-day sugar crash.
- If you typically eat yogurt, try one of our low-sugar smoothie recipes.
- Carb lovers should opt for a satiating breakfast like avocado toast with egg.
- If you’re gluten-free, try baked eggs.
In addition to starting your morning with satiating breakfast, we always recommend balancing your blood sugar levels. Sweetkick’s Body Balance Powder, a vegan super blend of prebiotic fiber, vitamins, and minerals, will help you feel your best all day long.
However you choose to start your day, our tips for living a low-sugar lifestyle, alongside Sweetkicks’ 14 Day Sugar Reset will help you achieve a more balanced diet, mindset, and life.