A healthy breakfast is all about having carbohydrates, proteins and calcium. So fruits, cereals and milk, is what forms a part of a balanced breakfast. But we often end up eating processed and oily foods for breakfast. Dr Swati Dave, dietician and nutritionist, Ahmedabad reveals foods you should NEVER have for breakfast.
Aloo paratha with butter or makhan: A typical North-Indian breakfast, eating aloo paratha with loads of ghee or makhan is not a healthy option. Instead, you can have palak paratha with home-made tomato chutney to make your breakfast healthy and tasty.
Chole bhature: Starting the first meal of the day with chhole bhature is not a good idea as it is made from refined flour and is also deep-fried. Instead, a bowl of vegetable with chapatis or rotis is what makes for a perfect breakfast.
Usal with sev and pav: A Maharashtrian delicacy, most people have pav and usal with sev. But the spicy and oily usal with pav is not advised to have on an empty stomach. Instead, you can have sprouts for breakfast.
Noodles: Quick, tasty and easy-to-make noodles is often had as breakfast, especially when you are pressed for time. However, noodles are made from refined flour and contain added preservatives, which is not good for overall health. Instead, you can have sevayya with milk or vegetables with a pinch of masala for breakfast.
Ghatiya/fafda: Gujaratis prefer eating ghatiya and fafda for breakfast, which has baking soda and is deep fried. And eating it on a daily basis might not provide the nutrients needed for the day. Replace it with poha, upma and idli for a healthy breakfast.
Energy bars: Lastly, the current fad is having protein-rich energy bars with are packed with sugar and are high in calories. Moreover, they do not act as a complete meal. Instead, having a handful of dry fruits with 4 - 5 dates or figs might keep you going for the day.