When it comes to your diet tucking into last night’s leftover pizza can be a healthier choice than pouring a bowl of cereal, a dietician explains.
This doesn’t just apply to pizzas with unexpected toppings like this Internet-stopping controversy, or these fresh and fruity pizza-like creations.
While it might sound like a world gone topsy turvy, dietician Chelsey Amer says cereals are far less healthy than the marketing would have us believe and tucking into the leftover supreme pizza from last night could be a better choice.
‘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 told the Daily Meal.
She goes on to say that when it comes to macronutrients, cereals aren’t very well balanced and pizza comes out on top. Cereals tend to be very heavy on carbohydrates and sugars, and low in the proteins and fats we need to feel fuller for longer.
‘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,’ Amer adds.
Is there anything pizza can’t do?
Recovering caffeine-addict and serial bruncher Eliza Murray feels most at home typing away in a cozy cafe with her re-mortgaged avocado toast nearby. When she isn't reporting on the latest Instagram-shattering glittery food trends, she can be found experimenting with new gin garnishes (hello strawberries!) or biting into an entire wheel of brie (no shame). She tweets @theothereliza