Many people go to Dunkin’ Donuts for breakfast, grabbing a bagel and thinking that they are going for the healthy alternative to donuts. What they don’t realize is that they are in fact choosing the wrong option!
Most people think that bagels are healthier than donuts–after all, what could be the harm in condensed bread versus a sugar laden fried pastry? Well, that’s just it, bagels are oversized and very dense–they also take longer for your body to digest. One bagel can be worth at least 5 pieces of bread. Even if you are going for the whole wheat or multigrain bagel, you’re looking at at least 300-450 calories. Add some cream cheese? You’re looking at 540 calories. A Dunkin’ Donuts multigrain bagel is worth 400 calories and a plain one is 370 calories.
How many calories are in one glazed donut? 220. While it is true that bagels have less sugar (3g in opposition to 9g), they do have more carbohydrates (71g in opposition to 20g). The biggest issue with bagels is that they come paired with cream cheese or something else.
Of course, many people may look at bagels as the better option based on amount of sugar and fat in donuts. If you are someone who is looking for carbohydrates in your diet, perhaps bagels are the better option. However, you should try to limit the amount of cream cheese (less than two tablespoons) and you should not have one every day. Store brand bagels can be healthier than those from Dunkin’ Donuts. Some brands have bagels running at 120 calories a piece.
If toast is too plain for you, try English Muffins! Oh, speaking of muffins…
One reduced fat blueberry muffin from Dunkin’ Donuts is worth 450 calories with 10 grams of fat and 86 grams of carbohydrates.Tweet This Post