What makes a breakfast sandwich unhealthy?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
A breakfast sandwich, pancake wrapped egg, sausage and cheese, was caught with 973 milligrams of cholesterol. The average amount recommended per day is 300 milligrams.

Breakfast provides the fuel that gets you going every day. Don't start out on an unhealthy note by choosing a cholesterol-laden breakfast sandwich. Eggs, sausage and cheese stuffed in any kind of bread -- even whole-grain -- is not a healthy combo. But wrapped in a pancake? That's a serious offense. Restaurant sleuth Andrew came across this item on a diner menu. "And if that wasn't bad enough," he says, "it was served with syrup and butter on the side.

Choose cholesterol-lowering steel-cut oats or low-fat yogurt with fresh berries instead.

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