LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Doughnuts are a popular and fast way to get some breakfast in the morning. The fried pastry isn't the healthiest morning meal, but some of those ingredients are exactly what your brain needs to start the day.
"From 7:30-8:30 that's our busiest time," Sophany Tang, owner of Donut Palace said.
Who doesn't love a freshly baked doughnut in the morning? Hundreds of East Texans do, according to some Angelina County doughnut shop owners.
"We have about 100 to 150 customers per day," Tang said.
The newest doughnut shop, Daddy's Donuts, off Timberland in Lufkin, says that's one reason they opened up shop.
"I used to work at a Doughnut shop. I notice people liked doughnuts in the morning," Daddy's Donut owner said.
Although they've been open for about a week they say business is doing just fine.
Believe it or not, that fried sugary goodness can actually benefit you. The sugar in donuts help with concentration and memory.
"It's quick, it's convenient, and it taste good," Pete Werner, Fit and Firm owner said. A doughnut might be good after you worked out, or something like that, where you need to replenish your energy sources," Werner said.
Let's not run to the nearest doughnut shop, experts say there are healthier ways to get the sugar your brain is missing.
"A better source of sugar would be something like fruit. Or a complex carbohydrate, like oatmeal or something like that, something that doesn't have as much simple sugar. Simply because the simple sugars burn quickly," Werner said.
Werner suggests limiting your doughnut intake and increasing your fruit intake. If you have any questions, please reach out to nutritionist and personal trainers, who can advise you on what sugars are best for your health.