A thing I haven’t really paid a lot of attention to in my previous blog is breakfast. The Frenchies are real ‘gourmands’. They take great pleasure in going to the little bakery in the street, to get a fresh baked baguette and of course pain au chocolat or a croissant.
Croissants are globally praised as a luxury breakfast. I can’t deny, croissants do taste very good accompanied by a glass of fresh pressed jus d’orange and a nice cup of coffee. They can be eaten with butter and jam, Nutella or even natural it is a sensation. But what about the nutritional facts?
Is this a breakfast that will help you throughout the morning struggle, get you wide awake, raise your concentration for work or study – and keep your attention high for the rest of the morning? Or is it just great to get a sniff of the French dream?
I’m into Herbalife. I can’t think of starting my day with anything else than my yummy Cappuccino shake – although very, very occasionally I might also add a Sunday croissant or pain au chocolat – but only after I had the shake!
A croissant is delicious, but not very healthy. It got me thinking about the differences in the nutritional facts of both, so here a comparison.
Croissant: 215 calories, 4,1 gram protein, 22,6 gram carbohydrates, 11,8 gram fat, 8,1 gram saturated fat, 32.9 mg cholesterol, 311 mg sodium and 1 gram of fiber.
Shake: 222 calories, 18.7 gram protein, 17.5 gram carbohydrates, 7 gram fat, 2.8 gram saturated fat and 5.2 gram of fiber.
Conclusion: ongoing the breakfast I won’t adjust myself to the Frenchies, I’ll just keep enjoying my morning shake and I leave the croissants for the French gourmands ;-).