3. Bagels and their fillings
Bagels are heavier than many other bread products, and they’re a popular choice for breakfasts on the go as they tend to hold onto their contents better than normal bread without going soggy.
Most bagels are made using white flour, which as we learned above, is flour with all its beneficial nutrients and fibre stripped away. So you’re not getting much nutritional value from eating a bagel.
Then there’s the problem of the most popular fillings for bagels – butter, cream cheese and salt beef – all of which are high in fat and in the case of salt beef, a lot of salt and chemical processing ingredients.
So if bagels are your thing, keep them to a minimum and try them with low fat cream cheese, smoked salmon or peanut butter, all of which provide beneficial protein to help energise your morning.