Nutritionist says pizza at breakfast is healthier than cereal


View of a Pepperoni hand-made pizza at Pizza Hut on June 29, 2018 in Shreveport, Louisiana. (Photo by Shannon O & Hara / Getty Images for Pizza Hut)

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – Oh, is it 8 o'clock?

Do not worry – go ahead and grab this slice of extra cheese for breakfast and skip the Crunch Toast Crunch Bowl.

New York-based nutritionist Chelsey Amer told The Daily Meal that many breakfast cereals have a very high sugar and low protein content, which eventually resulted in a sugar crash before lunch.

"You may be surprised to learn that a slice of average pizza and a bowl of cereal with whole milk contain roughly the same amount of calories," said Amer. "However, the pizza contains a lot more protein and increase satiety throughout the morning."

While it is difficult to describe the pizza as a "healthy" breakfast, we will agree that it contains protein, carbohydrates and some may even contain vegetables!

Seems pretty … balanced.

Amer adds that a slice of pizza will not give you a "quick sugar crash" that you'll be more likely to pick up with a bowl of Reese Puffs heap.

So, again, pizza is not your most nutritious option, but compared to Frosted Flakes, it's a more balanced meal.

"A slice of pizza contains more fat and a lot less sugar than most cold cereals, so you're not going to run out of sugar quickly," she said.

Enjoy this morning slice!



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