According To Nutritionist, Pizza Is A Healthier Breakfast Than Cereal
Listen up, pizza lovers! Today is your lucky day. A New York-based nutritionist has revealed that if you’re in the habit of eating cereal for breakfast each morning, swapping it out for pizza would actually be a better choice. Even healthy-sounding cereals like Raisin Bran are jam packed with sugar, so a slice of pizza is surprisingly the healthier option.
“A slice of pizza contains more fat and much less sugar than most cold cereals, so you will not experience a quick sugar crash,” explains nutritionist and dietician Chelsey Amer. For example, one cup of Raisin Bran contains 18 grams of sugar and no healthy fats. To put things in perspective, the recommended daily sugar intake for women is 25 grams.
Another thing pizza has that cereal doesn’t? A bit of protein. This protein will keep you fuller for longer and prevent constant snacking and overeating. However, this isn’t to say that pizza is the healthiest breakfast option out there. While it may be healthier than cereal, a more balanced breakfast would be something like plain Greek yoghurt and fruit or plain oatmeal with fruit and cinnamon.
Another great breakfast option would be scrambled eggs and sauteed veggies. But for people who don’t have a ton of time in the morning, overnight oats are an excellent healthy option. Remember, just because a cereal brand markets itself as healthy doesn’t mean it actually is healthy. If you’re going to eat cereal for breakfast, be sure to take a good hard look at the nutrition labels.