Nutritionist: Pizza healthier than cereal for breakfast

Nutritionist: Pizza healthier than cereal for breakfast

Nutritionist: Pizza healthier than cereal for breakfast (KUTV)

(KUTV) – Don’t go calling pizza a health food, but some nutritionists say it’s better for you than traditional breakfast cereal.

Nutritionist spoke to The Daily Meal, explaining how cereals lack protein and healthy fats your body needs for the day.

“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,” Amer said. “However, pizza packs a much larger protein punch, which will keep you full and boost satiety throughout the morning.”

Those high sugar cereals can lead to a crash later in the day.

But if you opted for healthy pizza toppings, you’re getting a strong balance of protein, carbs, fats, and vegetables.

“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,” explained Chelsey Amer, MS, RDN, CDN to The Daily Meal.

“However, pizza packs a much larger protein punch, which will keep you full and boost satiety throughout the morning,” Amer said. “Plus, a slice of pizza contains more fat and much less sugar than most cold cereals, so you will not experience a quick sugar crash.”

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