A nutritionist is making headlines around the world for claiming pizza – in all its cheesy glory – is a healthier breakfast choice than cereal.
Now don’t get us wrong, cold pizza from the night before should be considered a delicacy. Especially if you’re feeling a bit…dusty.
But every morning? Can’t say we’ve considered it.
So now, we are most definitely listening.
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New York based nutritionist Chelsey Amer cites the high sugar content of most cereals as the reason behind her claim – she also says the two foods have the same amount of calories, but pizza has more protein, making it a better choice.
“A slice of pizza contains more fat and much less sugar than most cold cereal, so you will not experience a quick sugar crash,” Amer told The Daily Meal.
While we would like to take this glorious claim – run with it – and munch on breakfast pizza for the rest of eternity, we needed a second opinion.
Unfortunately, leading Australian dietitian Susie Burrell has brought us crashing back down to reality.
“It’s like comparing an elephant to a lion,” she told Mamamia.
“Not only are they completely different things – they are consumed in a completely different context,” she said.
Susie makes the point that cereal is something consumed daily, it forms the baseline of your diet. Pizza on the other hand for the most part, is an occasional indulgence.