Singapore's top 5 unhealthiest hawker breakfasts

SINGAPORE - Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

Countless studies have shown that not eating a nutritionally balanced breakfast (or skipping it entirely) can lead to health problems.

These include stomach ulcers, heart disease and high blood pressure.

The thing is, although there are those out there who make an effort to eat healthily in the morning, most of us wouldn't give much thought to the nosh that we consume as the first meal of the day - even if it's oily, starchy hawker food - as long as it's tasty and fills up the belly.

"Some of these local favourites are the worst foods you can eat, especially first thing in the morning," says Jab Wan, nutrition advisor and managing director of Integrated Training Institute (www.itigrad.com).

So, we put the hawker foods that we commonly eat for breakfast to the test, and this is our list of the worst five.

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