~Le croissant…Why Not?

Not! Definitely not! But it happens sometimes to fall for this buttery appealing irresistible flaky pastry and unwillingly consume it  in the morning!(Two glasses of water on an empty stomach, a cup of nescafe-The deja-vu to all of you followers 🙂 Don’t forget the  glass of skimmed milk as well!

Named for its crescent shape it is considered a staple of french bakeries but nowadays it took a different dimension not only by altering its size wise but also modifying the list of Does and Don’t in the dictionary of food!

It is one of those food items that are known to be rich in fat, saturated fats and trans fats! Not only does it increase your waistline but also increases the chances of developing cardiovascular diseases!

It is high in carbohydrates, cholesterol and low in proteins which makes it one of the morning breakfast options with lowest degree of satiety which means~ an hour and a few minutes after eating a croissant you would feel hungry and have enough appetite to eat anything else!

A medium sized croissant has around 300 calories and can add up to 500 or 600 calories, depending on the filling!

You got a quick answer to this post’s title! Why Not? Definitely Not! Cereals and milk, boiled eggs and wholewheat toast or a simple cheese sandwich with wholewheat bread remain better breakfast options than croissant! But then again, you’re gonna tell me: “We only live once..” and I would reply “You can have it once… every two months!”

Dietitian Nicole Maftoum


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