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6 foods should not be used as breakfast lest weight gain and harm the digestive system

[Reading level: B2 – Upper Intermediate]

One of the most common breakfast mistakes is skipping breakfast, eating too late, or even skipping breakfast altogether. In addition, choosing the wrong food for breakfast also brings many harms to both health and appearance.

 

Here are 6 foods that should not be eaten at breakfast to avoid not only rapid weight gain but also the risk of gastrointestinal diseases:

 

1. Cakes

Nutritionist Kelli McGrane said on Eat This Not That that many people have the habit of using pastries for breakfast without knowing this is completely unhealthy for the body. Foods such as muffins, bread dough, baked goods… even fruit cakes are not reasonable for the stomach at breakfast.

 

A pastry is a combination of flour, eggs, milk, butter and mostly milk. Wheat flour is a simple carbohydrate, which quickly degrades and also causes the disabling of insulin in the body. In addition, they contain a huge amount of calories much more than their size, about 680 kcal and 40g of fat. Thus, it is inevitable to gain weight and make your new day sluggish and difficult to concentrate.

 

2. Fruits

Eating breakfast with only fruit has become a habit that is no longer strange to many people in the modern rhythm of life, especially for young women who want to lose weight. However, this measure is not recommended by nutritionists at all.

 

The reason is that fruit is low in protein and calories, so it cannot provide the nutrients needed to create energy and maintain a normal metabolism of the body. So you will still be in a lethargic state, and study and work less effectively. And if you choose incorrectly, you’re more likely to gain weight because many fruits cause a high glycemic index.

 

In addition, fruits such as yellow persimmons, tomatoes, bananas… are also not suitable to eat when hungry. The high concentration of enzymes in them can lead to stomach upset.

 

3. Instant cereals

Urologist Cao Minh Hong (Taiwan, China) shared on the online newspaper Topick that instant cereals are not really suitable for breakfast. But a lot of people think a cereal breakfast is a nutritious option for kids and adults alike. It’s because cereal packages are often presented to consumers with messages like “cereals are a good source of nutrition.

But dietitian Kelli McGrane said: “Starting your day with a bowl of cereal can leave you feeling hungry soon after because most cereals are made with refined flour, which means they’re low in fiber. Plus, cereals are also high in sugar and low in protein.”

 

As such, they will not be good for the digestive system. In addition to low fiber content, instant cereals also contain many additives and preservatives that are not good for the body.

 

4. Fried dishes

Many people have the habit of choosing fried foods (cookies, donuts, etc.) for breakfast. This will cause them to quickly gain weight. Because fried food has a high fat content, overconsumption will cause it to accumulate in the body.

 

Foods that are too greasy will also increase the burden on the digestive system. In addition, during frying, they absorb a significant amount of oil, destroy nutrients, and produce some carcinogens, so the long-term use of this food is not good at all.

 

5. Fruit juice

Commercially available canned, bottled fruit juices actually contain very little juice and are mainly sweetened with sugar or high-sugar corn syrup. High sugar levels increase the risk of obesity, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes and other diseases.

 

According to nutritionist Kelli McGran, even 100% fruit juice contains a lot of sugar. Drinking large amounts of fruit juice can have the same effect on your weight gain and health as drinking sugary drinks.

 

Instead, you can opt for a smoothie to keep both fiber and better digestion.

 

6. Processed meat

Bacon and hot are often high in salt, which can raise blood pressure. They also contain other additives such as nitrites, which increase the risk of certain diseases such as stomach cancer. Therefore, eating them at any time of the day brings bad health risks.

 

Starting the day with too much salt and fat will overload your stomach. Your digestive system will be tired and your whole day will become sluggish. Morning is also the time when the body lacks nutrition after a long night of sleep, and internal organs are weaker, so they are vulnerable to toxic substances. It also makes you gain weight very quickly, especially belly fat.

 

According to doctor Cao Minh Hong, if you still want to eat these dishes, it is best to eat them at lunch after having a mid-morning meal. Remember not to eat too often and it is safer to make it yourself instead of buying it.

 

Source: https://vietnam.postsen.com/trends/202372/6-foods-should-not-be-used-as-breakfast-lest-weight-gain-quickly-and-harm-the-digestive-system.html

WORD BANK:

altogether /ˌɔːl.təˈɡeð.ər/ (adv): hoàn toàn

gastrointestinal /ˌɡæs.trəʊˌɪn.tesˈtaɪ.nəl/ (adj): thuộc về đường tiêu hóa

nutritionist /njuːˈtrɪʃ.ən.ɪst/ (n): chuyên gia dinh dưỡng

pastry /ˈpeɪ.stri/ (n): bánh ngọt

muffin /ˈmʌf.ɪn/ (n): bánh nướng xốp

dough /dəʊ/ (n): bột nhào

wheat /wiːt/ (n): lúa mì

flour /flaʊər/ (n): bột mì

degrade /dɪˈɡreɪd/ (v): phân hủy

inevitable /ɪˈnev.ɪ.tə.bəl/ [C1] (adj): không thể tránh khỏi

sluggish /ˈslʌɡ.ɪʃ/ (adj): uể oải

metabolism /məˈtæb.əl.ɪ.zəm/ (n): trao đổi chất

lethargic /ləˈθɑː.dʒɪk/ (adj): mệt mỏi, uể oải

glycemic index /ɡlaɪˌsiː.mɪk ˈɪn.deks/ (adj): chỉ số đường huyết

persimmon /pəˈsɪm.ən/ (n): quả hồng

urologist /jʊəˈrɒl.ə.dʒɪst/ (n): bác sĩ tiết niệu

message /ˈmes.ɪdʒ/ (n): thông điệp

dietitian /ˌdaɪ.əˈtɪʃ.ən/ (n): chuyên gia dinh dưỡng

refined flour (n): bột tinh chế

fiber /ˈfaɪ.bər/ (n): chất xơ

as such (idiom): như vậy

digestive system /daɪˈdʒes.tɪv ˌsɪs.təm/ (n): hệ tiêu hóa

additive /ˈæd.ɪ.tɪv/ (n): chất phụ gia

preservative /prɪˈzɜː.və.tɪv/ (n): chất bảo quản

accumulate /əˈkjuː.mjə.leɪt/ [C2]  (v): tích tụ

greasy /ˈɡriː.si/ (adj): nhiều dầu mỡ

burden /ˈbɜː.dən/ [C1] (n): gánh nặng

absorb /əbˈzɔːb/ [B2] (v): hấp thụ

carcinogen /kɑːˈsɪn.ə.dʒən/ (n): chất gây ung thư

metabolic syndrome /met.əˈbɒl.ɪk ˈsɪn.drəʊm/ (n): hội chứng chuyển hóa

bacon /ˈbeɪ.kən/ [B1] (n): thịt xông khói

vulnerable to sth /ˈvʌl.nər.ə.bəl/ [C2] (adj): dễ bị tổn thương trước cái gì


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