Nutritionist Chelsea Amer tells The Daily Meal that in many cases, a slice of pizza is healthier than your average bowl of cereal for breakfast. While things like portion size and ingredients matter, pizza's protein and carbs provide more nutrition than cereal's sugary and empty calories.
Not only is pizza more nutritional than most cereals, it keeps you fuller for longer. While Amer doesn't necessarily recommend pizza for breakfast, she can't deny that it's a healthy alternative compared to most cereals.
It's Never Too Early for A SliceThis breakthrough revelation is a guilt-ridding gamechanger that's sure to ease the consciences of people from all walks of life. Late-night bingers, hangover-nursers, and even exhausted moms can all find comfort in this nutritional newsbreak, knowing that it's really never too early for a slice of pizza.
Dietician Claims that Pizza is Healthier for Breakfast than Most Cereals
My thoughts on why pizza can be a better choice than breakfast cereal in @thedailymeal https://t.co/28BLCZq64D— Chelsey Amer, RD (@Chelsey Amer, RD)1517362272.0
Pizza's Protein Punch Knocks Sugary Cereal Out ColdDaily Meal:
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... However, pizza packs a much larger protein punch, which will keep you full and boost satiety throughout the morning.
Skip the Sugar Crash and Just Order the PieWhile, of course, facts like serving size and the types of pizza and cereal count when comparing the two foods nutritionally. But in general, many kinds of cereal are loaded with empty calories and a ton of sugar, while most slices of pizza, while they may be greasy, are nonetheless packed with protein, keeping you fuller for longer.
When it comes to Cereal, Size MattersThe empty calories and loads of sugar found in many popular cereal brands tend to leave breakfast-eaters unsatisfied and more likely to exceed the recommended serving size. Instead of overcompensating, you might as well load up on protein and carbs with a slice or two and make it to lunchtime without hunger pangs.
Magazine Puts Nutirtonist's Pizza Claims to Test
Pizza for breakfast?! #Science! -Scott (Tom & Kerri) #pizza #breakfast #cereal #morning #winnipeg -Scott (Tom & Ker… https://t.co/gI93xKqCFK— 94-3 The Drive (@94-3 The Drive)1517412441.0
Even Healthy Cereal-Eaters Could Benefit From A Slice InsteadAnd when taking a look at their healthier cereal consumers, well, let's just say they didn't skip breakfast. Those who chose granola as their cereal of choice poured a whopping 282% more cereal than the suggested serving.
All Good Things in ModerationAmer also told Newsweek:
While pizza can be a healthier choice per se, you may be giving most people an open window here of really amping up sodium, carbohydrates and fat early in the morning and setting oneself up for failure throughout the day.Okay, we get it. So we shouldn't indulge in cheesy goodness for breakfast 7 days a week... but who's really counting?