HEALTHY LIVING
01/25/2014 09:36 am ET Updated Jan 25, 2014

4 Breakfast Foods To Avoid (VIDEO)

Here at Healthy Living, we're big fans of breakfast. After all, a well-balanced morning meal can improve cholesterol levels, boost memory and keep you leaner.

But not all breakfasts are created equal.

In the clip above, Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, explains the problems with a few classic breakfast options, including bagels and any of those brightly-colored cereals you loved as a kid.

Luckily, some of the most nutritious picks for breakfast are also some of the tastiest. Watch the clip above for what not to eat, then check out some real breakfast superstars below.