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Common Breakfast Mistakes

According to Nutritionist Rashi Chowdhary, consuming starchy foods such as bread can result in sudden increases in blood sugar levels, while drinking tea on an empty stomach may cause bloating and indigestion. Here’s a list of breakfast foods to avoid, as advised by Chowdhary.

Tea: The issue with tea lies in the milk it’s commonly paired with, containing lactose and casein. For many individuals, lactose digestion is problematic, resulting in undigested lactose reaching the colon.There, it ferments due to bacterial activity, causing symptoms like gas, bloating, and diarrhea. Additionally, casein in milk can trigger immune responses in the gut, potentially leading to inflammation and gut lining damage. This compromised barrier can allow harmful substances to enter the bloodstream, exacerbating gut health issues.

Fruit Juice

Fruit Juices: Absolutely! Fruit juices are best avoided during breakfast, especially when your stomach is empty. The high concentration of sugar in juice can lead to a rapid spike in blood sugar levels, followed by a sudden crash, leaving you feeling fatigued and hungry sooner than expected.


Bread: The primary reason for avoiding bread as the first meal of the day is its starchy composition. Consuming starchy foods like bread on an empty stomach can lead to a notable increase in glucose levels, disrupting the body’s digestion process not only for the bread but also for subsequent meals.