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Why Your Favorite Breakfast Makes You Sleepy

Why Your Favorite Breakfast Makes You Sleepy

Surprisingly, there are several popular breakfasts that drain energy before we even get the chance to fully wake up, here’s why.

Pancakes are what dreams are made of… Literally, they’ll make you extremely sleepy because it’s all carbs with no protein or fiber, and our bodies change carbohydrates into sugar thus explaining the sugar crash.

One bagel contains as many bad carbs as four slices of bread… Bagels are empty carbs that also lack fiber and protein – the two nutrients needed to slow the digestion of carbs to keep you energized.

There’s more junk in OJ than fruit… OJ is packed with high-fructose corn syrup, sugar, artificial flavoring and dyes. Eight ounces of OJ can carry up to 26 grams of carbs, more than that found in six sugar cubes.

Muffins are just as bad as bagels… If you wouldn’t down three Butterfingers for breakfast you shouldn’t eat its sugar-equivalent in muffins.

What’s in your favorite breakfast cereal? The bulk of it is high-fructose corn syrup, sugar, and corn — an energy-draining trifecta.

Breakfast sandwiches with sausage and beef are NOT GOOD… Since fat and protein are difficult to digest they utilize a lot of the body’s energy, and drain you.

About that venti salted caramel mocha from Starbucks… It doesn’t matter how much caffeine you sip when it comes with more than 70 grams of sugar. Simply put, the sugar rush will drain you before noon.

So, should you give up your favorite breakfast? It’s about moderation… try eating half of a whole grain bagel, ditch the cereal and opt for oatmeal, and if you’ve got to have that McMuffin, have the classic instead of the Sausage McMuffin.

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