According to a nutritionist, the morning after breakfast favored by college students everywhere was the best thing for them all along.
That's right. Every time you ever grabbed a cold slice of pepperoni to fight a thumping head from one too many vodka shots the night before, you were making the healthiest choice.
Speaking to The Daily Meal, a certified nutritionist was pretty clear on the subject:
“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,” explained Chelsey Amer, MS, RDN, CDN to The Daily Meal. “However, pizza packs a much larger protein punch, which will keep you full and boost satiety throughout the morning.”
To which we say: Hell yes.
Of course, Amer did feel compelled to note that pizza is not the next kale, arugula, or quinoa. GNC won't be selling it along with fish oil and protein supplements. It is, however, a much better choice than a bowl full of sugar-coated flakes made from wheat, corn, or actual sugar.
Amer told Daily Meal that a typical slice "contains more fat and much less sugar than most cold cereals, so you will not experience a quick sugar crash."
It's hard to see a downside to this. Unfortunately, most pizza places don't begin delivering until 11 a.m.
The solution to that problem is easy: just sleep in till 10:30, make your order, and enjoy.