Study Claims That Pizza Is A Healthier Breakfast Food Than Most Cereals
We've all been there. It's the morning after the night before, your make-up is all over your face, your breath smells like something died and you generally just hate life.
However... wait. What happened last night? Did you go straight home or did you stop off for a pizza? You open your eyes, look on the floor... and there it is. A box of glory. You devour it like it's your first meal in months, and happily drift off again to sleep off the rest of your hangover.
Well it turns out that this particular scenario might be better for you than if you'd gotten up and poured yourself a big bowl of cereal.
A study has shown that most cereal options are nutritional a bit pants. There's rarely protein, healthy fats, or anything but spoonfuls of sugar in cereal in many cereals that we consume.
The Daily Meal checked this with a dietitian, who confirmed it: "You may be surprised to find out that an average slice of pizza and a bowl of cereal with whole milk contain nearly the same amount of calories," explained Chelsey Amer, MS, RDN, CDN.
She continued: "However, pizza packs a much larger protein punch, which will keep you full and boost satiety throughout the morning." She was quick to point out that it's not the 'most nutritious option'. But when compared with a bowl of sugary flakes, it's a more balanced meal.
"Plus, a slice of pizza contains more fat and much less sugar than most cold cereals, so you will not experience a quick sugar crash." She concluded.
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