Bagels from Don't Feed Your Kids These 10 Typical but Unhealthy Breakfast Foods Slideshow

Don't Feed Your Kids These 10 Typical but Unhealthy Breakfast Foods Slideshow

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Bagels

A bagel scores very high on the glycemic index, meaning that the carbohydrates in a bagel are converted quickly into glucose and this results in a spike of blood sugar levels. Too much glucose in your bloodstream can lead to weight gain and Type 2 diabetes. Bagels are also usually topped with a rich layer of cream cheese, which only adds more unnecessary saturated fat. An English muffin topped with peanut butter is a much better alternative.