Pizza offers a more balanced breakfast than cereal, dietitian claims
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Pizza offers a more balanced breakfast than cereal, dietitian claims

PIZZA MAKES for a more balanced breakfast than a bowl of cereal.

That’s according to one dietitian who reckons you could be better served starting your day with a slice of the good stuff.

New York dietitian Chelsey Amer claims pizza offers a wider array of the kind of nutrients needed to start your day off.

“Surprisingly, pizza can be a more balanced breakfast option than many sugar-filled breakfast cereals,” she told ABC News.

“A slice of plain cheese pizza contains a balance of carbs, protein, and fat.

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“A bowl of sugary cereal with low fat milk is largely sugar and extremely carb-heavy."

Amer’s bold claims will be music to the ears of anyone who, after a heavy one, has gone looking for sustenance with leftover pizza from the night before.

But while that tactic could stand you in better stead than indulging in a bowl of one of the many sugary or chocolatey cereals found on supermarket shelves, there’s a word of warning.

Amer is eager to warn that, while pizza may be preferable in that scenario, it’s probably not wise to start indulging in it on a daily basis.

The nutritionist caveated her claims on ABC News with a warning she was not “not recommending pizza as an everyday breakfast”.

She is instead urging people to “focus on a balance of high fibre carbohydrates, lean protein, and healthy fast to stay full throughout the morning.”

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Failing that, you could always indulge in the Irish Post’s Guinness Irish Breakfast Pizza.

It won’t make for the healthiest breakfast, but it’s definitely the tastiest.