Pizza could be a better breakfast than sugary cereal, says expert
But for the record- Pineapple still doesn't go on pizza
If you've ever awoken from a thirteen-hour sleep, your head fuzzy, your body questionably dressed and your pocket full of shot vouchers and chewing gum, then you've also undoubtedly picked up leftover pizza and scanned it in shame. But guess what- apparently Pizza is a healthier breakfast than some cereal, as confirmed by a nutritionist.
If your go-to breakfast cereal is something high in sugar like Cookie Crisp, Shreddies, or Coco-Pops, then your might be better off going for a slice of Pizza, says New York City nutritionist Chelsey Amer.
She told ABC News: "Surprisingly, pizza can be a more balanced breakfast option than many sugar-filled breakfast cereals.
"A slice of plain cheese pizza contains a balance of carbs, protein, and fat. A bowl of sugary cereal with low-fat milk is largely sugar and extremely carb-heavy."
Dr Lauren Kelly, who looked into the truth of these claims for ABC, said: "Not that pizza is the best choice either, but people usually consider pizza a cheat food - the opposite of a healthy choice."
Amer added she was "not recommending pizza as an everyday breakfast" but asking everyone to "focus on a balance of high fibre carbohydrates, lean protein, and healthy fats to stay full throughout the morning."
She continued: "It's shocking to know that pizza is comparable to (if not higher in protein than) the food so many American kids are eating every morning for breakfast."
Dr Kelly explained: "The important take-home is to be more mindful of what's in our food and to eat a balanced breakfast that's high in protein and minimizes carbs from added sugar and fried foods."
Amer added: "Additionally, it's important to note that there are some great breakfast cereals on the market.
"Look for whole grains and less than 5g sugar per serving when checking the Nutrition Facts label."