Wellness with Waldy 3/20 – This or That?

Wellness with Waldy is a segment on my weekly radio show, Wednesdays 11 am-1 pm. The content on this blog does not reflect the views or opinions of Rowan University or Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM.  

This week we’re going to have two editions of Wellness with Waldy since I’m on the air for four hours!  This week’s first segment is going to be This or That? with breakfast foods.

Sometimes you don’t have time for a real breakfast at home before work or school.  You decide to get something on the go.  Two of the most popular breakfast items I’ve seen fellow classmates get are plain bagels with cream cheese and blueberry muffins.  So, which is better for you?

Both foods are about equal in calories, fat, and carbs, but the bagel with cream cheese offers a bit more protein for you.  This will fill you up enough so you’re not hungry soon after.  Go even healthier with a whole grain that contains the high-energy carbs that are good for you.

Blueberry muffins, on the other hand, may be tastier for you than the bagel, but it contains twice the amount of refined sugar you should have in a day.  You’re probably thinking, “blueberries are good for you, right?”  While it is true that blueberries are heavy in antioxidants, there are not enough blueberries in a muffin to actually benefit you.

So, the next time you need a quick breakfast on the go, grab a plain or whole grain bagel with cream cheese to satisfy your hunger.  For an extra added healthy choice, go with low-fat veggie or chive cream cheese.  It’ll make your bagel tastier and cut out some of the fat.

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