Pizza Is Healthier Than Cereal for Breakfast, Says Coolest Doctor Ever

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 - 3:29PM
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Wednesday, 31 January 2018 - 3:29PM
Pizza Is Healthier Than Cereal for Breakfast, Says Coolest Doctor Ever
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The shame that comes with ordering a whole pizza for yourself can only be countered by spacing the pie out into at least two meals. Conventional logic says that if you save a few slices for the next day, the impact on your body isn't anywhere near as rough. Of course, most of us just wind up finishing the leftovers for breakfast, which in turn makes us feel shame all over again.



Not so fast, though—stacked up against America's sugar-frosted, ready-to-eat breakfast offering, pizza isn't that bad of a choice. It's got protein, carbs, and sometimes veggies. It's also got more fat and less sugar than most cereals, which means no crash around lunchtime.



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



Other dieticians stress the dangers in making comparative dietary choices. "While pizza can be a healthier choice per se, you may be giving most people an open window here of really amping up sodium, carbohydrates and fat early in the morning and setting oneself up for failure throughout the day," bariatric dietitian Melissa Rifkin told Newsweek.



Rifkin also noted that some commercial pizzas, like those offered by Pizza Hut, are loaded with 8 grams of sugar per serving in the marinara sauce. Worse off were frozen pizzas, she said, which contain endless unpronounceable preservatives and extraneous chemicals, including high-fructose corn syrup.



We don't know who this Rifkin is, but she has no business trying so hard to stop us from living our best life. As evidenced by its over 21 thousand-strong Instagram hashtag, #PizzaForBreakfast is here to stay.



In other cheesy news, Dominos and Ford have partnered to start testing self-driving pizza delivery cars, which Black Mirror seems to have called out in this last season. "Ford is developing the autonomous vehicle technology, and Domino's is actually really focused on the technology aspect of how to improve the delivery business," said Sherif Marakby, the vice-president of Ford Autonomous and Electric Vehicles. "I think there's general understanding that autonomous vehicles can enable a lot of things for delivery that will make the whole delivery process easier, simpler and maybe even more user-friendly."

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