Pizza Healthier Than Most Cereals For Breakfast, Finds Study

by : UNILAD on : 27 Jan 2018 22:01

A study has found pizza is actually a healthier breakfast option compared to most cereals.


Now this is a study I can really get on board with!

I’m probably not the only one either – I mean, a fair few probably do this if they’ve got some leftover pizza the morning after a heavy night out?

It won’t come as much surprise to know a lot of cereals contain high amounts of sugar – it’s been well-documented on TV.


According to the the Chicago Tribune, in ‘most American cereals’, there’s rarely any protein, healthy fats, or anything other than ‘spoonfuls of sugar’.

The scientists in the study also said cheese is gaining momentum as the ‘next hit superfood’ and this tasty treat is found on pizza.

Now, don’t go eating pizza for breakfast all the time, it’s not advisable at all.

Dietician Chelsey Amer told The Daily Meal:

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.

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

She mentioned how pizza isn’t a health food per say – you’re kidding – and it’s certainly not your most nutritious option.


Go for fruit, avocado on wholemeal toast, poached eggs etc. These are the suggestions Google comes up with – as well as nut butter, banana and chia seed toast. Can honestly say, I don’t have the time.

Yet when pizza is compared with a bowl of frosted flakes with milk, it’s definitely a ‘more balanced meal’.

Chelsey added:

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.

So essentially, Pizza is an ok choice for your classy, lonely Sunday brunch – but Daily Meal advised not to leave it in the box overnight.


They said:

That cardboard box isn’t as protective as you might think.

There’s literally zero insulation protecting your hot pizza pie. We’re not sure how or why people started doing this, but it’s time the (somewhat obvious) truth came out: Room temperature and cheese do not go well together.

When you leave your pizza out of the fridge and let it sit in your slightly-cool apartment air, you expose it to all kinds of food-borne bacteria and allow that bacteria to fester and grow.

Oh nice!


The United States Department of Agriculture advises people not to let cooked food sit at room temperature for more than two hours.

This is because pathogenic bacteria — bacteria which can make you very sick indeed— breeds best at temperatures between 40F and 140F.

Well, that’s me never, EVER doing it again!

Topics: Food


Chicago Tribune and 2 others
  1. Chicago Tribune

    Pizza is a healthier breakfast than most cereals

  2. United States Department of Agriculture

    Leftovers and Food Safety

  3. Daily Meal

    Leaving Your Pizza Out Overnight Is Not OK