Nutritionist Flavio Pettirossi explains the effect on the body of the habit of consuming cappuccino and croissant every day
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it is also the least regarded by most people. Often for lack of time, for gluttony or out of habit, a breakfast at the bar is used. But what happens to our body if we eat cappuccino and croissant every day? We asked "our" nutritionist.
If you are in the habit of having breakfast at the bar with cappuccino and croissant, you have probably wondered at least once what effect this can have on your health or on your figure. As you probably already imagine, a meal rich in sugar and fat is not exactly the best choice for our body but to find out more we asked the nutritionist for an opinion. Flavio Pettirossi.
Here's what he told us:
The breakfast with cappuccino and croissant is rather 'harmful' from the point of view of calories and the amount of saturated fats and simple sugars that are introduced. A simple croissant contains about 250 calories, which added to the 130 of the cappuccino and the 40 of the sugar make about 420 calories (compared to about 300-320 that breakfast should provide).
What happens to the body after having such a breakfast?
An important aspect that should not be underestimated is the feeling of empty stomach that is felt immediately after breakfast, especially if you eat only carbohydrates or too many simple sugars. The reason? It is very simple that a breakfast based on carbohydrates only (for example, a croissant or a slice of cake or just cookies) creates a sudden and sudden increase in blood sugar levels which in response determines a massive secretion of insulin to counteract the situation of hyperglycemia. After a few hours, therefore, the blood sugar (due to the effects of insulin) precipitates just as suddenly downwards, causing that annoying mid-morning hole in the stomach, also accompanied by nervousness and irritability: all symptoms that the blood sugar, in fact, has dropped too much. quickly down and that the body needs sugar again, thus leading to the establishment of a vicious circle.
What advice would you give to those who eat breakfast at the bar every day?
If you really can't do without it, the best choice at the bar is a coffee with a little sugar, a skimmed cappuccino or orange juice and a small, empty wholemeal brioche.
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