Is Pizza Healthier Than Cereal? We Asked a Nutritionist for the Facts

Is Pizza Healthier Than Cereal? We Asked a Nutritionist for the Facts

The comparison between pizza and cereal for breakfast is an interesting topic, especially in the context of nutrition and caloric content. Chelsey Amer, MS, RDN, CDN, highlights several key points in this discussion:

  1. Caloric Comparison: Amer notes that an average slice of pizza and a bowl of cereal with whole milk contain nearly the same amount of calories. This challenges the common perception that pizza is always a less healthy option due to its higher calorie content.
  2. Nutritional Content: Most cereals are high in carbohydrates but low in fiber and protein. This composition can lead to quicker feelings of hunger and less energy. In contrast, pizza, particularly due to its cheese content, offers a higher amount of protein. Protein is known for its ability to induce a sense of fullness and maintain satiety over a longer period.
  3. Sugar Content: Many popular cereals have high sugar levels, which can lead to a rapid increase and subsequent crash in blood sugar levels. Pizza typically contains more fat and less sugar than these cereals, potentially offering a more stable energy release.
  4. Balanced Meal: While Amer acknowledges that there are more nutritious breakfast options available, she suggests that pizza can be considered a more balanced meal compared to a bowl of sugary cereal, primarily due to its higher protein and lower sugar content.
  5. Improving Cereal’s Nutritional Value: For those who prefer cereal, Amer recommends choosing options that are fortified, contain 4 to 5 grams of fiber, and are made with whole grains. Adding protein, such as Greek yogurt, and fruits can enhance the nutritional value of the cereal, making it a more filling and nutritious choice.
  6. Shopping Tips for Healthier Cereals: Amer advises looking at the top two shelves in the cereal aisle for healthier options, as they tend to be placed there.

In summary, while pizza might not traditionally be considered a healthy breakfast option, it can, in some respects, be a more balanced choice compared to high-sugar, low-protein cereals. However, it’s important to note that moderation and a balanced diet overall are key factors in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Jean and Norman Quick Join Us For Lunch

Jean and Norman Quick Join Us For Lunch

Today we were joined by Whitchurch residents Jean and Norman Quick, you may have seen them on Wales Online recently as they renewed their wedding vows after 28 years of happy marriage together. Both secretly had the idea to plan the vow renewal separately as a surprise for one another, it was when Jean’s daughter Philippa discovered they both had the same plan that she made them aware. The event took place on Saturday, October 7 at St David’s Church, Miskin next door to the house where Norman used to live, with a small reception at Miskin Cricket Club.

Norman and Jean first met at the Kennard, a dance hall in Richmond road, Cardiff at the tender age of 17. They fell in love but at the time it wasn’t meant to be, and they lost touch. Then 48 years later they each attended an over 60s singles event when Norman unknowingly picked Jean to dance. When Jean told him her name, Norman’s feelings all came flooding back as he realised he was holding his first love who he’d thought about for decades. Aged 65 at the time, they soon started dating, fell head over heels for each other, and decided to marry.

Norman has kept an active life which started early when he joined Cardiff Amateurs Boxing Club aged 7, boxing for 10 years. He then moved onto rugby aged 17 where he played as scrum-half for Longcross RFC for another 12 years. He also has enjoyed a passion for Horse riding. A man of many talents, Norman worked as an actor in the 1990s starring in Pot noodle and Muller rice adverts amongst other advertising and filming projects.

Norman and Jean told us the secret of a happy marriage is to value companionship with one another, do as much as you can together, don’t take life too seriously, and always try to remember to keep each other laughing. Both share a love of ballroom with the odd Jive thrown in for good measure, Jean is a big Strictly Come Dancing fan however, Norman thinks it’s all a bit of a circus!

For their meals Norman chose lasagne and Jean opted for spaghetti bolognese with focaccia, both opted for gelato for dessert.

Thank you to our good friends Gareth and Val for arranging this special meal, we wish Jean and Norman many more years of happiness together.

Awarded Traveller’s Choice Award 2022 By Tripadvisor

Awarded Traveller’s Choice Award 2022 By Tripadvisor

Awarded Traveller’s Choice Award 2022 By Tripadvisor

Pizza and pasta perfection since 1986.
Get your favourite Pizzeria Villaggio dish delivered straight to your door or ready for collection. Order your takeaway online today.

We have been recognised by Tripadvisor as a 2022 Travellers’ Choice award winner.  This award celebrates businesses that have received great reviews around the world on TripAdvisor over the last 12 months. As challenging as the past year has been, Pizzeria Villaggio Whitchurch stood out by consistently delivering positive experiences to diners.

Owner Marc Palladino said: “To win this accolade two years in a row is an incredible honour and we would like to thank our customers for sharing their experiences with the Tripadvisor community. Winning this award is made possible by the hard work from our team who are passionate about food and dedicated to providing excellent service and a warm atmosphere by connecting with our customers.”

“Congratulations to the 2022 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Winners,” said Kanika Soni, Chief Commercial Officer at Tripadvisor. “The Travellers’ Choice Awards recognise the best in tourism and hospitality, according to those who matter most: your guests. Ranking among the Travellers’ Choice winners is always tough — but never more so than this year as we emerge from the pandemic. Whether it’s using new technology, implementing safety measures, or hiring outstanding staff, I’m impressed by the steps you’ve taken to meet travellers’ new demands. You’ve adapted brilliantly in the face of adversity.”

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Lloyd Germain Challenges for Vacant BBBC Welsh Area Welter Title

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Dining indoors at Pizzeria Villaggio, Cardiff

We are proud to sponsor Professional Welterweight Welsh boxer Lloyd Germain in his forthcoming title challenge for the vacant BBBC Welsh Area Welter Title at Swansea’s LC2 on Saturday 28 May. Cardiff born and bred, Lloyd has been based at Newport’s historic St Josephs’ Boxing Gym since 2017 where he turned professional, however boxing has been a constant in his life having trained for the last 15 years.

 

A determined and resilient character, Lloyd is unbeaten as a professional with a 5-0 record, Lloyd and his family suffered a tragedy after the sudden sad passing of his younger brother Kyran 4 years ago. The 28th is a special date for Lloyd, not only is it the date of the championship bout, but it was the date when Kyran passed and the 28th is also Kyran’s birthday. Lloyd said, “I’ve dreamed about this moment many times, I keep hearing the words “And The New”, and I know this is my moment, I have felt my brother’s energy with me in camp, I feel fresh, hungry and ready for the challenge on the 28th May.”

 

General Manager Gianluca said, “We are proud to support homegrown talent like Lloyd, we look forward to him bringing the belt home to Cardiff and celebrating together with pizza, pasta, and a few glasses of Prosecco!

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Fraizer Harris the boy who wants to become a Pro golfer

Fraizer Harris the boy who wants to become a Pro golfer

Fraizer Harris the boy who wants to become a Pro golfer

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Dining indoors at Pizzeria Villaggio, Cardiff

We are proud to announce that our family run businesses Pizzeria Villaggio and Sopra 73 will be sponsoring a very special young man called Fraizer Harris throughout 2022. From Machen in Caerphilly, Fraizer is six years old and has a life-long lung condition Cystic Fibrosis (CF), a genetic condition which affects more than 10,600 people in the UK. You are born with CF and cannot catch it later in life, but one in 25 of us carries the faulty gene that causes it, usually without knowing. Fraizer’s condition was diagnosed aged 3 weeks old during the new-born screening, carried out as part of the heel-prick test that all babies in the UK receive. Taking 50 tablets a day along with a physiotherapy routine helps his body deal with his “Pancreatic Insufficiency”. Staying active is also particularly important for Fraizer and others with CF because it can help clear mucus from the lungs, improve physical bulk and strength and help improve overall health.

During the first lockdown in April 2020 Fraizer’s parents had to shield to keep him safe as there was a lack of information about how Covid-19 would affect people with CF. Dad Jermaine, a Keynote Public Speaker who specialises in the mental side of golf, says: “I have always loved playing golf, and Fraizer had a set of plastic clubs from a very young age. I noticed that he was spending a lot of time hitting golf balls with an unusual level of focus for a boy his age, when we had to shield him, we couldn’t leave the family home so I set up a putting green in the garden to get him outside and thought it would be useful to incorporate golf into his daily exercise routine. One evening I was watching a Netflix documentary called The Short Game all about young children who are fiercely competitive athletes, determined to become champions on one of the world’s toughest golf courses, and to be honest he was being a typical 4-year-old not wanting to go to sleep so I got him down to sit with me hoping he would nod off. Quite the opposite happened that evening as he became fascinated with the other children, and that night he declared he wanted to become a professional golfer! The next morning he was out practising, this continued daily because he really seemed determined to be as good as the children featured in the documentary. I decided to install a practice area in the garden, we had 5 tonnes of sand delivered to the house and created a putting green and driving area with a net. Since then, he has played at various golf courses, Cottrell Park, Bryn Meadows and The Park Golf club, Fraizer is at his happiest when he’s out on the golf course, I’ll never forget the look on his face when he ventured out onto a course for the first time.”

Fraizer whose hero is Tiger Woods has gone onto be a better golfer than most people could ever dream of, winning several junior tournaments such as the Welsh arm of the US Kids Tour in Sept 2021 held at the prestigious Rady Golf Club, in his best round he shot 38 which is the equivalent of +2. He has a physio routine which he does in the car before every session, and he and is family are trying to raise money so he can play in America. 2022 is an exciting year for this talented young man as he has qualified for the US Kids Tour kicking off on 13 March and has the European Championships at the end of May, he will be playing in no less than 13 junior tournaments this year.

A regular customer of ours Fraizer is a very special young man, we will be providing him with financial assistance, branded clothing, and of course free pizza by way of sponsorship through 2022, he likes to keep his pizza choice simple with the classic Margherita his favourite.

Dad Jermaine said “I’m very proud of Fraizer, we try and create a relaxed environment for him, balancing the challenging aspects of his condition with the positive elements of his exercise though playing golf. The fact that he happens to have a talent for it isn’t that important to us, we just want him to keep enjoying it and to stay healthy. I’m very grateful for the sponsorship and support of Pizzeria Villaggio and Sopra 73. Fraizer’s talents have attracted attention from a number of international sports celebrities and media outlets, but all he really loves is having pizza at Pizzeria Villaggio!”

General Manager Gianluca said “We have known Fraizer and his family for a while now and he is a very special boy in many ways, if we can do our little bit to support him on his journey then hopefully, he can progress his golf and stay healthy through staying active. As long as he is hitting the ball with a smile on his little face then we are happy.”

Chocolate Brownie and Sticky Toffee Pudding at Pizzeria Villaggio

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