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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