If you’re like most Americans, you love pizza. Often regarded as a lunch or dinner food item, this cheesy pie is a favorite during game night, after soccer practice, and at birthday parties. But have you ever considered having a slice for breakfast? Below are a few interesting considerations on the topic that may surprise you.
Is It Crazy to Have Pizza Breakfast?
While there are healthier breakfast options, like an egg white omelet or Greek yogurt parfait, registered dietician Chelsey Amer (MS, RDN, CDN to The Daily Meal) notes that pizza and a bowl of sugary cereal with whole milk pretty much have the same amount of calories. But, when choosing between the two for breakfast, Amer suggests going with pizza.
The most popular breakfast cereals, such as Froot Loops™ and Cap’n Crunch®, are almost 50% sugar—the same amount as what you’d consume if you were eating a candy bar. Pizza, on the other hand, contains higher levels of fat and protein. The ingredients help keep you fuller and boost energy levels until lunch, rather the sugar rush that leads to a mid-morning crash.
What Is the Takeaway?
Remember, as with any food, that moderation is key. When paired with exercise and proper amounts of fruits and vegetables, lean protein, and healthy fats, the occasional slice of pizza for breakfast can be a delicious way to start your day—and a significant improvement over other popular items.
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