Food Villains #23: Frozen Breakfasts

Which of us hasn't gotten up in the morning, schlepped our way down to the kitchen, and opened the fridge to find it empty. The only thing around is a three-month-old box of Eggo waffles sitting in the freezer, which conveniently serves as breakfast. A surprising number of people actually eat frozen breakfasts, or, even worse, serve it to their kids (Gasp! Oh the horror!). Do you know what's in the frozen "meal" you're eating? [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Source: tastylies.com[/caption] For example, in a Jimmy Dean Pancake and Sausage Breakfast Bowl, you get:
  • 710 calories
  • 34 grams of fat
  • 1,000 milligrams of sodium
  • 35 grams of sugar
Think of the refined white flour used to make the pancakes, the mystery meat in the sausage, and the high fructose corn syrup in the "maple syrup". It's a cocktail of cancer, diabetes, and other "mystery" diseases all thrown into one. Hurrah! Frozen breakfasts are NOT where it's at, not for you and certainly not for your kids! My advice:  Get up a bit earlier and COOK a healthy breakfast. (Think eggs, toast, and fruit, or yoghurt and granola.)  
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Resources: http://eatthis.menshealth.com/slide/worst-breakfast-your-blood-pressure?slideshow=77193#sharetagsfocus
 

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