19 Jul '11, 2pm

The breakfast meal of fried bee hoon, egg and luncheon meat is laden with sodium, fat and calories.

The breakfast meal of fried bee hoon, egg and luncheon meat is laden with sodium, fat and calories.

It all sounds pretty bleak for our bee hoon breakfast. So is this a case of total abstinence? Not really. “I would advise people to leave out the luncheon meat. It’s a processed food and questionable how much of it is meat anyway,” says Black. Bee hoon, on the other hand, is a medium glycemic index food and contains vitamins as well as minerals like thiamine, niacin and iron. Egg contains high-quality protein and essential amino acids. It’s a good source of choline, which is an important nutrient that helps regulate the brain, nervous system and cardiovascular system. Hence, it’s really a matter of how you cook these ingredients, says Black. A better, albeit much blander, option: Bee hoon in soup and boiled eggs. It may not taste as good, but nutrition-wise, it’s just as satisfying, she adds. So, there is really no reason for you to compromise on the most important meal of...

Full article: http://www.menshealth.com.sg/weight-loss-nutrition/fried-...

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