When I was a kid, the perfect breakfast was ham and eggs -- or steak and eggs if the family was feeling flush -- washed down with a tall glass of farm-fresh milk.

There's no better way to start the day than that!

Today, thanks to years of TV brainwashing from Madison Avenue slicksters, the "perfect" breakfast most people picture involves some kind of cereal and toast with margarine, washed down with a tall glass of OJ.

That's a perfect breakfast all right… perfectly awful!

The entire meal is a recipe for low energy, hunger, obesity, diabetes and heart disease… but if you're a longtime Daily Dose reader, you know all that.

Today I want to focus on a risk you HAVEN'T heard of, specifically from that glass of OJ -- because new research finds that drinking orange juice regularly could increase your risk of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.

A daily glass of OJ will increase your risk of melanoma by 25 percent, according to the study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

So here we have a link between juice and cancer that's clear as day… and what does the mainstream blame?

The sun, of course!

You really can't make this stuff up folks. Already, experts are lining up to claim OJ won't hurt you… but the sun will. They say OJ contains a compound that MIGHT make your skin more sensitive to sun -- but you still need sunlight to trigger the cancer.

"The citrus can't hurt you without the excessive sun exposure," Dr. Abrar Qureshi, chair of dermatology at Brown University, told the HealthDay news service.

Sounds to me like this dope didn't even READ the study before he opened his trap -- because the link between skin cancer and OJ held even AFTER sun exposure and sunburn were taken into account.

The REAL reason for the link is that ounce for ounce OJ has about as much sugar as soda.

Melanoma loves sugar, using it as fuel, with 40 percent of all melanomas actually DEPENDENT on sugar -- and if you're guzzling OJ every morning, you'll give that cancer just what it needs to grow.

Same goes for grapefruit, another sugary citrus fruit that'll increase your risk of skin cancer, according to the study.

It's time to get back to basics with your breakfast -- back to bacon, steak, ham and eggs, washed down with either fresh milk or coffee.