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Idli or cornflakes? What's your choice for breakfast?

Idli or cornflakes? What's your choice for breakfast?

There is a misconception among many people that idli, upma or any other traditional Indian breakfast is unhealthy, full of oil and is high in calories. They prefer cornflakes, muesli or oats as breakfast. Do you know why? Are Indian breakfast options really unhealthy or is it the advertising companies making it look like cornflakes is a much better option? Read more to find out:

Traditional Indian breakfast options, as the name suggests, are traditional and have been around for many years now. Most of us have grown up eating these for breakfast and haven't experienced the much talked about "childhood obesity". That surely counts for something, right? If these options are really high in calories and unhealthy, we would all have obesity and its related problems much sooner. Another point that you need to remember is, it is not just the calories which matter. There are also nutrients like fiber, proteins, vitamins and minerals which have to be considered. It is true that processed breakfast cereals have all the nutrients in them, but they are added to it and are not naturally found. A traditional breakfast like upma gives you carbs, proteins, fat, vitamins and minerals, all in its natural form.