Question - Are Belgian waffles bad for you?

Answered by: Karen Morgan  |  Category: General  |  Last Updated: 23-08-2021  |  Views: 684  |  Total Questions: 14

Let's be honest: Waffles may be delicious, but they aren't exactly good for you. They're usually made with ingredients that nutritionists say to limit, such as white flour, butter, and lots of sugar. A Belgian waffle from IHOP, for example, has 590 calories, 29 grams of fat, and 17 grams of sugars. Pancakes and Waffles Although they have more protein than some breakfast items, pancakes and waffles are very high in refined flour. Many researchers believe that refined grains like wheat flour contribute to insulin resistance and obesity ( 3, 4 ). Waffles may seem not seem like the healthiest breakfast choice at quick glance, but frozen waffles have made major leaps taste-wise and nutritionally. Compared to just a handful of years ago, many more frozen waffles today are made with whole grains. That means they're good sources of fiber, as well as other nutrients. 360 Calories Fat 15 g Carbs 47 g Fiber 2 g Protein 8 g

https://tastesbetterfromscratch.com/belgian-waffles/

Belgian waffles are thicker and often larger than regular waffles because they are made with a waffle iron that has deeper grids. The Belgian waffle batter is also made a little differently than regular waffles, often with a leavening agent or egg whites (as used in this recipe) to make the batter light and fluffy.

https://www.kateskitchenkc.com/blog/pancakes-vs-waffles-breakfast-best/

Waffle batter contains a higher percentage of sugar (for caramelization) aka YUM! Waffles are basically 15% fat, versus pancakes, which are 10%. This higher percentage of fat gives the waffle a different flavor that pancakes are lacking. Waffles hold syrup WAY better than pancakes.

https://www.silversneakers.com/blog/6-foods-you-should-never-eat-for-breakfast/

6 Foods You Should Never Eat for Breakfast Skipping breakfast isn't the worst way to start your day. Skip This: Low-Fat Muffins and Scones. Skip This: Instant Oatmeal. Skip This: Fruit-on-the-Bottom Yogurt. Skip This: Bottled Teas. Skip This: Bacon, Sausage, and Other Processed Meats. Skip This: High-Sugar, Low-Fiber Cereals.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/health-fitness/nutrition/breakfast-should-biggest-meal-day-want-stay-sli

Contrary to the common advice that a light meal should be eaten before 8pm, the new study found that skipping dinner altogether, and fasting for up to 18 hours overnight, was one of the biggest factors in losing weight.

https://www.gq.com/story/sandwiches-vs-wraps-diet-tips

"The larger the wrap, the more ingredients tend to get stuffed in them. Typically wraps will have more calories and carbs than a regular slice of bread, because wraps are more condensed. " But this is negligible when your deli guy is stuffing your wrap with an extra 375 calories worth of tuna salad.

https://www.cheatsheet.com/life/healthiest-and-unhealthiest-processed-foods-you-can-eat.html/

We're highlighting five of the best and five of the worst packaged foods to help you navigate the aisles with ease. Best: Canned beans. Best: Frozen fruits and vegetables. Worst: Juice drinks. Worst: Boxed noodle meals. Worst: Processed meats. Worst: Frozen, deep-fried foods. Worst: Packaged cakes and cookies.

https://www.keckmedicine.org/10-healthy-benefits-of-eating-eggs-for-breakfast/

Eating eggs leads to elevated levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), also known as the “good” cholesterol. People who have higher HDL levels have a lower risk of heart disease, stroke and other health issues. According to one study, eating two eggs a day for six weeks increased HDL levels by 10%.

https://www.foodforlife.com/whole-wheat-waffles.htm

Food For Life's whole wheat waffles are not only preservative free, but they are nutritional. They are high in fiber and provide you with a complete protein from 100% vegetable sources, making these a great breakfast option for those with a vegan bread diet.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/12-best-foods-to-eat-in-morning

The 12 Best Foods to Eat in the Morning Eggs. Eggs are undeniably healthy and delicious. Greek Yogurt. Greek yogurt is creamy, delicious and nourishing. Coffee. Coffee is an amazing beverage to start your day. Oatmeal. Oatmeal is the best breakfast choice for cereal lovers. Chia Seeds. Berries. Nuts. Green Tea.

https://bagelbrothersofny.com/weight-loss/bagels-or-wheat-bread-which-will-help-you-lose-more-weight

Any whole wheat bagel will be healthier for you than white bread, because nutrients have been taken away from white bread when the flour it is baked with loses its wheat content.

https://bagelbrothersofny.com/weight-loss/you-can-lose-weight-eating-bagels/

This means you don't have to feel bad about eating bagels, because although they are known for their fat and sodium content, they can also contain valuable whole grains that give you fiber, folic acid and magnesium—all essential nutrients that make your body healthier and make it easier to lose weight the healthy way.

https://www.nytimes.com/2003/05/13/science/q-a-true-grits.html

A. Grits, which are uniform fragments of kernels of corn that have had both the bran and the germ removed, are significantly less nutritious than some other cereals, like oatmeal.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/money/7551214/birds-eye-sweet-potato-waffles/

Lots of people think they're healthier than normal potatoes, but actually the sweet potato waffles are higher in calories, fat, sugar and salt than their ordinary potato cousins. They do have slightly less salt though.

https://www.choice.com.au/food-and-drink/bread-cereal-and-grains/cereal-and-muesli/articles/breakfas

The belVita Fruit & Fibre product contains more than 4g of dietary fibre in a serve, which is a 'good source' according to the food standards code.