The Top 10 Breakfast Sandwiches

Find out if your breakfast sandwich made the healthy cut.

The Top 10 Breakfast Sandwiches

Hot, cheesy, and savory—it’s no wonder that breakfast sandwiches have endured as a crowd favorite. In a recent investigation, The Dr. Oz Show medical unit took a closer look at 10 of the most popular fast-food breakfast sandwiches. Before you pull up to the drive-thru or stop by your local coffee shop, take a look at our ranking chart to find the healthiest and tastiest choices for your next morning meal.

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No. 2: McDonald’s Egg McMuffin

At 470 calories, 30 grams of fat, and 30 grams of protein, McDonald’s Egg McMuffin was a surprising contender for the number 2 spot. This breakfast favorite is made with an egg, butter, a slice of Canadian bacon, and a slice of American cheese on an English muffin.

Q: I end up overeating because it makes me feel better and I never really get full. I'd like to lose weight but this makes it hard. Any suggestions?

A: Being persistently hungry can cause big trouble. So can overeating for comfort/pleasure. These two behaviors, say researchers from Baylor University's Children's Nutrition Research Center, are controlled deep within your brain by serotonin-producing neurons, but operate separately from each other — one in the hypothalamus, the other in the midbrain. They both can, however, end up fueling poor nutritional choices and obesity.

Eating for Hunger

When hunger is your motive for eating, the question is: "Does your body know when you've had enough?" Well, if you are overweight, obese or have diabetes you may develop leptin resistance and your "I am full" hormone, leptin, can't do its job. The hormone's signal to your hypothalamus is dampened, and you keep eating.

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