What's healthier, pizza or popcorn?

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I know it sounds like an odd question but hear me out.

I don't know what to make for supper and most of the stuff here (my house) I'd have to thaw it and well I just don't have that kind of time so I figure I could go get a slice of pizza (which isn't expensive, I am kind of on a budget, as in i don't feel like going to a restaurant) ooor popcorn because it's easy to make, really I'm just looking for something to fill me up till tomorrow. Also I want to know which is healthier so I don't feel bad when I eat one or the other (I know they're both bad but oh well) also that's stove-top popped popcorn not microwave.

A recent study was done showing that the best breakfast foods were ones high in protein and carbohydrates. A nice meaty pizza is therefore one of the best breakfast foods; as it contains good amounts of both. Plus, it's more of a meal than popcorn....

keybird:
A recent study was done showing that the best breakfast foods were ones high in protein and carbohydrates. A nice meaty pizza is therefore one of the best breakfast foods; as it contains good amounts of both. Plus, it's more of a meal than popcorn....

Do you have a link to this study? I've heard bad things about pizza (like the pepperoni on pizza has a chance of causing cancer or some such)

Depends what you put on the popcorn probably

Pizza, you can put vegetables and stuff on it.

Popcorn, you can put... toffee on it?

I would say... Pizza probably has more sub-healthy factors to it, but popcorn has less healthy factors to it. So for sustenance, go for pizza, for snack, go for popcorn.

Pizza. Definitely pizza. It's at least got meat and cheese and stuff, but popcorn generally doesn't even have actual butter on it. It's generally a butter-like substance that's delicious but clogs your arteries like Godzilla taking a nap in a mountain pass.

How the hell are you going to handle the entire day eating only popcorn?

Popcorn is basically only carbohydrates and salt. Some protein and a few vitamins as well, maybe.
Not very good for you.
It's just puffed grain. You might as well be eating cornmeal. You're getting basically the same nutrients as you'd get from eating just the crust of the pizza.

A pizza, if properly made, can contain both carbohydrates, protein, vitamins and fat (often too much fat and salt though).
Pizza is definitely the healthier choice. Not to mention the most filling.
If you want, you can make it healthier by using more vegetables and less cheese (if you're making the pizza yourself, that is).

Quiet Stranger:

keybird:
A recent study was done showing that the best breakfast foods were ones high in protein and carbohydrates. A nice meaty pizza is therefore one of the best breakfast foods; as it contains good amounts of both. Plus, it's more of a meal than popcorn....

Do you have a link to this study? I've heard bad things about pizza (like the pepperoni on pizza has a chance of causing cancer or some such)

Certainly that would depend on the type of pepperoni, wouldn't it?
I mean: I doubt every pizza on the market uses the same pepperoni.

Saying pizza is good breakfast food because it contains proteins and carbohydrates is a fallacy though. It's ignoring the rest of the stuff that's in/on the pizza.
Yes, pizza contains protein and carbs, but normally also a lot of fat and sodium, so you probably shouldn't be eating it for breakfast regularly.
Broccoli is very good for you, but not if it also contains strychnine. Get what I'm saying?

Context is everything.

What are the ingredients of the popcorn? Popcorn covered in hydrogenated vegetable oils is something I wouldn't feed my dogs. On the other hand, popcorn cooked in unrefined coconut oil is a fiber-filled low calorie snack providing yummy nutrition.

What are the ingredients of the pizza? Tomato sauce is actually a better source of lycopene (good stuff) than raw tomatoes. Whole grain dough and some natural cheese (not whatever imitation shit the lab spews out) and maybe some vegetable toppings makes for a wholesome meal combining protein, carbohydrates, and fat while sneaking in some vegetables.

The names pizza and popcorn do not make a food healthy or unhealthy, the ingredients are what makes or breaks it. Overall when comparing movie theater popcorn to generic fast food pizza, I would go with the pizza for the simple fact that it isn't often made with hydrogenated oils (and let's face it, it's more of a complete meal).

Quiet Stranger:
(like the pepperoni on pizza has a chance of causing cancer or some such)

Allow Russell Howard to enlighten.

There are many fairly healthy popcorn sadly anything you buy at a movie (at lest in the USA) is not one of them and all movie popcorn far worse than pizza.

Then you have pizza which is never not fattening an on rare occasion a provider of health benefits.

So overall Pizza, but in a best case scenario Popcorn despit the fact the main place to get popcorn is likely worse than pizza.

Over all I think the popcorn is healthier as long as you don't eat anything else with it. However if you are looking for something to fill you up for the rest of the night go pizza. You will be less likely to eat something else and you can control whats on the pizza (like veggies, etc).

Tyrant55:
Context is everything.

What are the ingredients of the popcorn? Popcorn covered in hydrogenated vegetable oils is something I wouldn't feed my dogs. On the other hand, popcorn cooked in unrefined coconut oil is a fiber-filled low calorie snack providing yummy nutrition.

What are the ingredients of the pizza? Tomato sauce is actually a better source of lycopene (good stuff) than raw tomatoes. Whole grain dough and some natural cheese (not whatever imitation shit the lab spews out) and maybe some vegetable toppings makes for a wholesome meal combining protein, carbohydrates, and fat while sneaking in some vegetables.

The names pizza and popcorn do not make a food healthy or unhealthy, the ingredients are what makes or breaks it. Overall when comparing movie theater popcorn to generic fast food pizza, I would go with the pizza for the simple fact that it isn't often made with hydrogenated oils (and let's face it, it's more of a complete meal).

Very good answer. I'll add that air popped popcorn with nothing on it is going to be much healthier than either option, but even with butter and salt it's not all that appetizing. I like to pop mine with corn oil, which is tastier than canola oil and cheaper than coconut or peanut oil. Any high smoke point oil will do in a pinch, though.

If it's homemade stuff like these babies:

Pizza wins.

It also depends on how much of each thing you eat. You shouldn't eat a whole pizza by yourself, nor a huge bucket of popcorn.

popcorn wins,fibre is found in it

pizza gives me diarrhea

Hazy992:
Depends what you put on the popcorn probably

That is true. Popcorn on its own is essentially a whole grain (in a sense). Very low in calories. It's all the butter, salt, sugar, or whatever else we put on it that makes it bad :-P

But as far as being filling, pizza is probably the better deal. While probably not the best thing to have every day, with the right toppings it should keep you fuller longer and has the potential to have more nutrients than popcorn.

Depends what kind for both.
Less chess thin meat pizza
Or lightly buttered lightly salted popcorn.

I go with pizza. Healthy pizza is pretty do-able.

Neither.Cake and pie are where it's at. anyone that tells you any different just wants all the good stuff for them selves.

Seriously though popcorn is really just a snack so i'd say homemade pizza if you want a meal.

Popcorn alone has almost nothing to it.

Pizza is a load of carbs standard, with a variant on the selection of toppings. Store-bought or restaurant also means a lot more sodium and grease than home-made though.

When the right side of my body neurologically shut down, I went to a liver specialist. (Not to mention a whole boat load of other specialists, but this one is relevant to the OP.) He said, and I quote, "Pizza is the best food."

I stopped listening there. As an avid and vocal lover of pizza, my ego shot thru the atmosphere.

He continued to say "...as it was meant to be made." However, that fell to the wayside as I was celebrating my love for pizza anew.

Didnt you know pizza is a vegtable now

also I would say pizza becuase you can put healthy stuff on it

Depends what you put on either the pizza or the popcorn.. just simple salted popcorn is 100% fine as is just a simple topped pizza.. its when you start going crazy with ingredients and additives you get into health problems.

keybird:
A recent study was done showing that the best breakfast foods were ones high in protein and carbohydrates. A nice meaty pizza is therefore one of the best breakfast foods; as it contains good amounts of both. Plus, it's more of a meal than popcorn....

No, a pizza contains alot of calories, but not many of those are carbs. They are mostly fat, and this fat is processed to fuck. There might be protein on it in form of ham or something, but that is also fatty. The best you could do is dark bread with good butter and chicken on it, and milk to drink.

Popcorn. It's ridiculously low fat and one of the healthiest snacks. Pizza is basically white bread with toppings, unhealthy no matter how you spin it, even if you eat the vegeterian pizza.

Err I did read once that left over pizza is suppose to be healthy granted this was years ago so I don't know if it's still true.

Quiet Stranger:
I know it sounds like an odd question but hear me out.

I don't know what to make for supper and most of the stuff here (my house) I'd have to thaw it and well I just don't have that kind of time so I figure I could go get a slice of pizza (which isn't expensive, I am kind of on a budget, as in i don't feel like going to a restaurant) ooor popcorn because it's easy to make, really I'm just looking for something to fill me up till tomorrow. Also I want to know which is healthier so I don't feel bad when I eat one or the other (I know they're both bad but oh well) also that's stove-top popped popcorn not microwave.

It depends whats on the pizza depending on what diet your doing it can vary, but if your going for low carbs you could just scrape the toppings off the top of the pizza :P either that or plain popcorn. x)

popcorn won't keep you fed. A big bowl of popcorn is maybe 100g of food and it's a ton of salt, fat and god knows what additives if you're having some flavours. Pizza is actually pretty decent if you get something with some vegetables and some meat. Much higher nutritional value, you might even get a vitamin or two in there if it's not cooked to a crisp.

Popcorn is surprisingly healthy, but not a ... food... food

Pizza can be good food

Vrach:
Popcorn. It's ridiculously low fat and one of the healthiest snacks. Pizza is basically white bread with toppings, unhealthy no matter how you spin it, even if you eat the vegeterian pizza.

Popcorn is only low on fat if you eat it 100% plain and pop it yourself without any oil. Even so, without salt it tastes like cardboard.

Anything you buy is going to have a buttload of both fat and salt at least.

Put popcorn on your pizza, simples.

As others have said it depends on the quantity and the toppings. I would go for pizza, more nutritious I would say.

Aw hell...I really want a pizza now.

But OT relatively pizza is the better choice in the OP's dilemma.

I'd say pizza, as long as you put some vegetable matter on it.
It's slightly irrelevant, but I find popcorn to be really not filling at all, so I'd advise against eating it as a meal...

Depends on the Pizza, Depends on the Popcorn. Heavily salted, buttered Popcorn is gonna be far less healthy then a low fat pizza with a vegetable topping and a thick, meatfilled pizza is gonna be less healthy then just plain Popcorn.

Also Quantity.

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