Forget eating those sugary cereals for breakfast. After all, it's all, we're constantly hearing that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
According to my new friend, dietician and blogger Chelsey Amer, pizza may be a better option first thing in the morning.
Chelsey recently made the case for pizza for breakfast. While she admits it may not be the absolute healthiest option, she does argue that pizza is actually healthier, and more balanced, than your standard sugary breakfast cereal and milk.
She says, “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. " I like the way she thinks. Chelsey adds “However, pizza packs a much larger protein punch, which will keep you full and boost satiety throughout the morning.”
New York-based dietitian Keri Gans doesn't completely agree. He says it really depends on the cereal you pick. "Cereal can be a great option to “start your day off right,” as long as you pick one packed with fiber, which not only keeps you fuller longer, but also helps lower cholesterol and control blood sugar. Gans recommends looking for cereals with three grams of sugar or less, and at least six grams of fiber.
Gans also suggests topping cereal with things like berries, which have a lot of vitamins, or apples, bananas, or even nuts, seeds or yogurt. Gans notes this type of cereal option will certainly be healthier than a greasy slice of pizza. Although it will certainly be less tasty.
Source: New York Post