A Cupcake May Be a Healthier Choice Than a Muffin
You can't make assumptions about food anymore. What seems healthy may not be. Such is the case with cupcakes and muffins. As dietitian Tamara Duker Freuman points out, often times you're better off choosing a cupcake over a muffin for breakfast:
In our topsy-turvy world, however, it's possible-and even likely-that your garden-variety, store-bought muffin has more
caloriesthan your standard cupcake. That is correct: in many cases, you are likely to be better off eatinga cupcake for breakfast than a muffin. Not that I am endorsing either choice, mind you. Your "average" muffin from, say, a leading chain of cafe-bakeries, is 5.5 ounces and has 511 calories; its average cupcake is 3 ounces and 356 calories.
By that measurement, the cupcake offers more calories per ounce but less overall. You also may get other
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