- Jessie Inchauspe says Brits shouldn’t eat sugary breakfasts
- “The best breakfast is a protein-based, savory breakfast,” he said.
- Inchauspe says he would “eradicate orange juice” from breakfast
Lovers of a full English or a plate of kippers in the morning may have reason to celebrate.
Apparently we should all eat a tasty breakfast to stay healthy and we should ditch the sugary cereals, orange juice and toast.
This would avoid the daily “roller coaster” of sugar highs and lows, according to a leading gut health expert.
Jessie Inchauspe, a French biochemist, said Britons have been tricked into opting for sugary breakfasts by “marketing that has lied to us for decades”.
He said he would “eradicate orange juice”, which has been sold as healthy, even though it typically contains about seven teaspoons of sugar per glass.
Traditional British food, such as kippers, can be the healthiest breakfast option.
Eating salty dishes first thing in the morning keeps us fuller longer, preventing us from snacking to get the next sugar fix. No food is prohibited, but it is necessary to eat it in the right quantities and at the right time of day, he added.
At the Randox Cost of Poor Nutrition conference, he said: “People have been telling you for a long time ‘have an orange juice in the morning, it will give you energy’, ‘breakfast should be sweet, it should contain pastries and cereals’, but it’s all lies.
‘Eating sweet breakfasts was invented by the food industry just to make money because breakfasts are very profitable.
‘The best breakfast is a protein-based salty breakfast. Protein is a very important substance that we must eat to stay very satisfied, the body needs it and we do not eat enough of it.
‘You can have leftovers from your dinner for breakfast, so maybe you had fish, vegetables and fritters; Eat that instead.
“Full English isn’t so bad if you make it at home and it’s unprocessed.”
Jessie Inchauspe says it’s wise to ditch sugary breakfast foods for salty options
The author, whose book Glucose Goddess was serialized in the Mail earlier this year, said sweet breakfasts lead to less energy circulation.
People then experience low sugar (or glucose), which can cause tiredness, hunger, and also increase cravings. By switching to something with more protein, such as eggs, fats such as avocado or oily fish, and fiber from vegetables, the body would obtain more constant energy and avoid a “crash.”
Food campaigner Dr Chris van Tulleken, speaking at yesterday’s conference at Goodwood House in Chichester, said sugary foods “disrupt our ability to say I’m full”, and that breakfast cereals are some of the worst offenders.
It comes after landmark research revealed Britain is facing “a wave of harm” from ultra-processed foods, with millions of people at risk of heart problems. A study presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress found that those who eat the most mass-produced foods are 24 percent more likely to suffer a heart attack and stroke.