Experts agree that sugary breakfast cereal is one of the worst things you can put into your body, particularly if you want to reduce stomach fat, despite how tasty and convenient it might be.
This is because cereals often eaten for breakfast, such as Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Lucky Charms, and Trix, contain a lot of sugar while providing very little nutrients.
Consistent use of sugary breakfast cereal (or sugary snacks at other times of the day) is associated with an increased risk of developing insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, in addition to making it more challenging to shed abdominal fat.
Hunnes argues that cereal "barely burns any calories" since the body expends so little energy digesting it due to its high sugar content and low fiber and protein content.
Protein bars are another common source of unnecessary belly fat due to their high sugar content. As Walker points out, however, even "healthy" protein bars often include sugar as one of their main constituents.
hese convenient snacks are commonly sweetened with sugar alcohols like xylitol, sorbitol, and mannitol, giving them a candy bar-like flavor.
Protein bars with a lot of extra sugar are a waste of calories since they provide no real nutrients. When compared to complex carbs and other food sources like proteins and good fats, Walker says that simple sugars are the primary source of calories
The extra sugar in protein bars may cause gastrointestinal problems including gas, bloating, and inflammation, which can be even more unpleasant than the weight gain.
In addition, many popular brands of protein bars are often formulated with harmful fats and processed carbs, both of which may contribute to an increase in visceral fat.
Having a higher blood level of "bad" low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, which may lead to an increased risk of heart disease and stroke, is another side effect of consuming protein bars, which are high in saturated fats.
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