1. Ready-to-eat breakfast cereal
When you’re reading a cereal box label, it’s easy to be fooled: By adding vitamins, food companies can make even junky cereals look like good choices. “Even those marketed as ‘healthy’ can be high in sugar,” says nutrition expert Kate Geagan, R.D.N. Think of it this way: Four grams of sugar on the label translates to one teaspoon of added sugar.
Stock this instead: Steel-cut oats
Make this no-cook breakfast in no time. Soak steel-cut oats (not instant oatmeal) overnight. In the morning, top with almond milk, nuts, and fresh fruit for sustained energy and performance, suggests Geagan.
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