Is Pizza Really Unhealthy As We Think It Is? Di Nutrition Tips That Every Pizza Lover Will Thank Me For

 

Pizza is a favoured dish by many across the globe.

 

All the different combinations of toppings and crusts to choose from.

 

Pizzas are known to be unhealthy, as it can be high in calories, sodium and carbs.

 

 So today we will find out if it’s possible for Pizza to be healthy or nah, and ways for your favourite type of pizza to be Di Nutritional.

 

Different Types Of Pizza

Fast-Food Pizza

Pizza sold from fast-food restaurants and pound/dollar stores are among the unhealthiest of choices.

 

You’ll find that the calories, unhealthy fats, carbs and sodium will be at the peak.  

 

You get what you pay for. A Pizza from a pound/dollar store will be more unhealthy for you than Dominos because you’ve

paid next to nothing for it and you’ll find artificial colourings  and high-fructose corn syrup (Not good) all of which are normally packed with sodium, which is a poor choice for our blood system.

 

Whereas Dominos Pizza, depending on what toppings you get and the crust etc can be made healthier, which cannot be said for any other well known fast-food outlet other than Subway.

 

Are there better alternatives than calling up for a Dominos?  Of course!

 

It’s just, if you’re going to order from Dominos you  have every chance to have a healthier meal because of the options available to you.. I would even go as far as to say, if you agree that a person who orders a subway and still makes it unhealthy is totally an idiot.

 

Then so is the person that orders an unhealthy Pizza from Dominos, with sides to drown their sorrows.

 

Frozen Pizza

The go-to for every uni/college student out there.

 

While with a lot of digging you can find ones that are not, most frozen Pizza on average are high in calories, sugar and sodium.

 

These types of Pizza are processed and contain artificial preservatives, added sugar and unhealthy fats.  

 

So if you’re going to choose frozen Pizza you must pick a quality brand, more than likely the one that actually looks like something you would order in a fancy restaurant.. Not from your best friends microwave.

 

Fresh Pizza

Freshly made pizza can really vary when it comes to ingredients and preparation.

 

I find that if you go into a Pizzeria they hide away from showing the nutritional content because of that fact that it’s not Di Nutritional at all.

 

Although some chains make sure to make the information available for the customers.

 

You know freshly made Pizza often contain healthier ingredients than the more processed ones sold in stores and fast-food restaurants.

 

The dough that the Pizzerias make are made from scratch using simple ingredients like olive oil and wheat flour.

 

Also, the sauces tend to be homemade and include no added sugar (Depending on the restaurant of course), and cheese etc. so you don’t have to worry if it’s Di Nutritional or not.   

 

Word of warning though, no matter what kind of Pizza you eat, frozen or fresh, putting on  toppings in excess can make it unhealthy.. so make sure the toppings are healthy and too.

 

 

Di Nutrition Tips For A Healthy Pizza

Make Your Own

It may not have crossed your mind to do this but not only is this a way of ensuring that your pizza is healthy, it’s also really fun to make from scratch.

 

Like I was saying above you’re in control when you make the Pizza yourself, you can make it wholesome with ingredients like Whole-grain or Gluten-free flours that can boost your fibre content.  

 

You can make the crust using Nut flour or the whole Pizza with Sweet potato.

 

Put some unsweetened sauce, high quality fresh cheese plus healthy toppings like Sun dried tomatoes, Broccoli, Chicken, Garlic, Mushrooms and Peppers.  

 

Top your pizza with unsweetened sauce, high-quality cheese and healthy toppings like peppers, sun dried tomatoes, broccoli, arugula, chicken, garlic or mushrooms.

 

Choose Whole Ingredients

Like I was saying before, you can make Pizza that are homemade from Whole ingredients.

 

Make it a point to only buy items that contain Whole-food ingredients.

 

Pass on crust mixes or pre-made Pizzas that include artificial colours, high in corn syrup and fructose, added sugar, and processed meats.

 

Portion Control

With Pizza’s it can be difficult to gauge how much is too much, because one slice can turn to 12 and 12 to 20.. if you struggle with portion control then

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We don’t want to overeat on anything, healthy or not.. because that produces weight gain.. in an unhealthy way.

 

This is why learning portion control is critical for your overall health, because more than likely you pass this down if you cook for more than one..

this could save your loved one or children’s lives in the future.   

 

Also you’d be better off eating from a plate and not from the box because it should fill the plate and that’s all you can eat, rather than the box which you have no guide on where to stop!  

 

Other Di Nutrition Tips  

Avoid Processed Meats: Replace Pepperoni and Bacon with Grilled Chicken instead.

 

Opt For A Low Calorie: Order thin crust over stuffed crust.

 

Whole-grain: Fibre content will be healthy for you. Opt for Whole-grain.

 

Switch Up The Recipe: Try out different options such as Vegetables like Mushrooms and Quinoa.

This will  create a more healthy Pizza and to switch things up and keep it interesting.  

 

THAT’S IT!

I really enjoyed sharing this with you guys. Please do let me know though…

 

Which Style Of Pizza Will Choose From The Ones Listed?

 

Do You Love Or Hate Pineapples On Pizza?

 

Are You Willing To Make Your Own Pizza ?

 

What Did You Make Of All Of This?

 

Of course Any other questions are always welcome, just leave a comment below

 

Until Then, Ciao

We  Look Up  

Karim David

The Healthy One

118 Comments

  1. Finlay Martin March 6, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    Hey this was really good, thank you so much for the advice man 😀

    Reply
    1. Karim March 6, 2019 at 7:37 pm

      You’re Welcome Finlay 🙂

      Reply
  2. Morgan Francis March 6, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Awesome make pizza healthy great again!

    Reply
    1. Karim March 6, 2019 at 7:38 pm

      Believe that 👊🏿

      Reply
  3. Rob Jones March 6, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    Great tips here thanks 🙂

    Reply
    1. Karim March 6, 2019 at 7:39 pm

      You’re welcome Rob 🙂

      Reply
  4. Henry Oman March 6, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    Yes I will make my own more often.

    Reply
    1. Karim March 6, 2019 at 7:40 pm

      Great! Thanks for letting us know Henry 🙂

      Reply
  5. Tommy Dale March 7, 2019 at 12:49 am

    Thank you for your advice 🙂

    Reply
    1. Karim March 7, 2019 at 7:03 pm

      No worries Tommy 🙂

      Reply
  6. Tristen Lee March 7, 2019 at 1:31 am

    Fresh Pizza

    Reply
    1. Karim March 7, 2019 at 7:03 pm

      🙂

      Reply
  7. Max Dunn March 7, 2019 at 6:30 am

    I hate pineapple on pizza, great article though.

    Reply
    1. Karim March 7, 2019 at 7:07 pm

      Aha thanks

      Reply
  8. Oscar Campbell March 7, 2019 at 10:29 am

    I’m going to test all of them 😁

    Reply
    1. Karim March 7, 2019 at 7:08 pm

      I knew one person was going to say that lol

      Reply
  9. Jalen Olsen March 7, 2019 at 11:57 am

    Obsessed with Pizza tips, this is my fav one by far! 🥇

    Reply
    1. Karim March 7, 2019 at 7:09 pm

      WE CERTIFIED 🙌🏿 Thank you Jalen that means a lot 🙂

      Reply
  10. Vance Small March 7, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    I want to try and make my own one yes.

    Reply
    1. Karim March 7, 2019 at 7:09 pm

      Go for it Vance 🙂

      Reply
  11. Timothy Green March 8, 2019 at 12:27 am

    I’m very happy to get this news 😀

    Reply
  12. Rod Williams March 9, 2019 at 5:30 am

    Thanks for the advice Karim. I’m looking at the frozen ones now, I’m to lazy to make my own.

    Reply
    1. Karim March 9, 2019 at 4:13 pm

      Aha.. there’s a Pizza for everyone Rod!

      Reply
  13. Ted Matthews March 9, 2019 at 10:11 am

    I don’t like Pineapple on it’s own let alone on pizza.

    Reply
    1. Karim March 9, 2019 at 4:13 pm

      Lol

      Reply
  14. Brandon Harvey March 9, 2019 at 11:42 am

    Your tips are a great help thank you.

    Reply
    1. Karim March 9, 2019 at 4:14 pm

      Thanks! I’m glad you find them helpful Brandon.. Thanks for letting us know 🙂

      Reply
  15. Damian Patel March 10, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    I love Pineapple on pizza me.

    Reply
    1. Karim March 11, 2019 at 4:13 pm

      I’m not the only one then aha.. thanks for letting us know Damian 🙂

      Reply
  16. Adrian Mills March 10, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    I’ll be looking to make it as healthy as possible when ordering, I’m willing to make my own too.
    Thank you for the advice Karim 🙂

    Reply
    1. Karim March 11, 2019 at 4:13 pm

      No problem Adrian.. thank you for letting us know, I appreciate you 🙂

      Reply
  17. Carl Chambers March 11, 2019 at 7:05 am

    Thank you for this article 👊🏻

    Reply
    1. Karim March 11, 2019 at 4:14 pm

      It’s my pleasure Carl 🙂

      Reply
  18. Lucy Harris March 11, 2019 at 11:43 pm

    This has defo made me hungry now!

    Reply
    1. Karim March 12, 2019 at 5:18 pm

      aha 🙂

      Reply
  19. Kyle Griffiths March 12, 2019 at 6:20 am

    So happy I can eat Pizza so along as it’s healthy.. I really thought it would be the opposite 😆

    Reply
    1. Karim March 12, 2019 at 5:20 pm

      Glad to hear it Kyle 🙂

      Reply
  20. Will Chambers March 12, 2019 at 10:09 am

    Love this one mate.

    Reply
    1. Karim March 12, 2019 at 5:20 pm

      Thanks Will 🙂

      Reply
  21. Zofia Baker March 12, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    Too much Pizza talk 🤤

    Reply
    1. Karim March 12, 2019 at 5:21 pm

      I can hear your belly from here Zofia! 😅

      Reply
  22. Flo Marsh March 14, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    Fresh Pizza

    Reply
    1. Karim March 16, 2019 at 5:57 pm

      🙂

      Reply
  23. Alana Goldsmith March 15, 2019 at 8:22 am

    Pizza for me yayyyyyyyyyy!!! ☺️☺️☺️

    Reply
    1. Karim March 16, 2019 at 5:58 pm

      Lol

      Reply
  24. Ayah Price March 15, 2019 at 11:51 am

    Nice one Karim! I’ve experienced this myself when eating out, not being able to see what they’re putting in. I like Pizzerias because the one that I go to shows everything on the menu.

    Reply
    1. Karim March 16, 2019 at 5:59 pm

      Thanks Ayah! Yeah it’s true, I appreciate you sharing this with us.. I’m sure this will encourage others to give certain Pizzerias a go 🙂

      Reply
  25. Alex Davies March 16, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    Take outs for me, you made great points with the subway comparison 😒

    Reply
    1. Karim March 16, 2019 at 6:01 pm

      Ahaha.. Thanks for letting us know Alex 🙂

      Reply
  26. Amy Hill March 16, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    Thanks.. note pad is filing up 📝😘

    Reply
    1. Karim March 16, 2019 at 6:02 pm

      My Girl right here with the notes! You’re welcome Amy, so humbled to know you keep notes of my content 🙂

      Reply
  27. Erica Moss March 16, 2019 at 10:54 pm

    Frozen Pizza 🙂

    Reply
    1. Karim March 17, 2019 at 4:57 pm

      Thanks for letting me know Erica 🙂

      Reply
  28. Karina Pope March 17, 2019 at 8:05 am

    I hate cheap Pizzas they don’t taste very nice at all. I like the idea of making my own!

    Reply
    1. Karim March 17, 2019 at 4:57 pm

      Go for it Karina 🙂

      Reply
  29. Kira Marshall March 17, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    I took so much away from your article
    Thank you so much!

    Reply
    1. Karim March 17, 2019 at 4:57 pm

      You’re Welcome Kira 🙂

      Reply
  30. April Dawson March 17, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    Nice content keep it up 🙂

    Reply
    1. Karim March 17, 2019 at 4:58 pm

      Thanks April.. Will do!

      Reply
  31. Stefan Lowe March 18, 2019 at 7:57 am

    Thank you brother 👍🏼

    Reply
    1. Karim March 19, 2019 at 12:28 pm

      You’re Welcome 🙂

      Reply
  32. Patty Dean March 18, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    I use to make a lot of Pizza I really need to get back to it.

    Reply
    1. Karim March 18, 2019 at 11:26 pm

      You should Patty it’s so much fun 🙂

      Reply
    2. Karim March 19, 2019 at 12:29 pm

      Please do 🙂

      Reply
  33. Zach Marsh March 18, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    I love fruit on Pizza.

    Reply
    1. Karim March 18, 2019 at 11:26 pm

      🙂

      Reply
  34. Freddy Skel March 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    This was great It did not know it this 🙂

    Reply
    1. Karim March 18, 2019 at 11:27 pm

      I’m happy you learned something then Freddy 🙂

      Reply
  35. Alex Walsh March 18, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    Thanks Karim! This makes things better in my eating plans now.

    Reply
  36. Tate Knight March 18, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    I really enjoyed this. I prefer to have Pineapples on my Pizza
    as I’m not a fan of a lot of the other toppings, I don’t get why
    no one seems to like them.

    Reply
    1. Karim March 19, 2019 at 12:32 pm

      Mean neither 😀

      Reply
  37. Kai Johnson March 18, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    I’m not ashamed to admit I love Pineapple on pizza, how about you ?

    Reply
    1. Karim March 19, 2019 at 12:32 pm

      Yeah I love it too Kai 🙂

      Reply
  38. Buddy Mitchell March 18, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    I’m super happy with this info.

    Reply
  39. Ben Hudson March 19, 2019 at 5:59 am

    I love the Pineapple just not the ham on it.

    Reply
  40. Kas Watts March 19, 2019 at 7:01 am

    My kind of article ☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️

    Reply
    1. Karim March 20, 2019 at 6:35 pm

      Great!

      Reply
  41. Aya Morgan March 19, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    Love this

    Reply
  42. Megan Hopkins March 19, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    Fresh

    Reply
    1. Karim March 20, 2019 at 6:35 pm

      🙂

      Reply
  43. Gar Nova March 20, 2019 at 12:01 am

    Pizza all day!

    Reply
    1. Karim March 20, 2019 at 6:35 pm

      🙂

      Reply
  44. Catherine Walsh March 20, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    Fresh and Frozen

    Reply
    1. Karim March 21, 2019 at 11:57 am

      🙂

      Reply
  45. Annabel Patel March 20, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    Pro Pineapple Pizza

    Reply
    1. Karim March 21, 2019 at 11:58 am

      Aha thanks for letting us know Annabel 🙂

      Reply
  46. Polly Baker March 20, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    Fresh Pizza 🙂

    Reply
    1. Karim March 21, 2019 at 11:58 am

      🙂

      Reply
  47. Zoe Klara March 22, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Fresh

    Reply
    1. Karim March 23, 2019 at 2:00 pm

      🙂

      Reply
    2. Karim March 23, 2019 at 2:00 pm

      Thanks for letting us know Zoe!

      Reply
  48. Ross Clay March 22, 2019 at 11:50 am

    Nice 😀

    Reply
  49. Olive Harrison March 22, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    Take out for me

    Reply
    1. Karim March 23, 2019 at 2:00 pm

      Ok Olive thank you very much for letting us know 🙂

      Reply
  50. Nikita Powell March 23, 2019 at 11:18 pm

    I love Pineapple toppings.

    Reply
    1. Karim March 24, 2019 at 7:39 pm

      Thanks for letting us know Nikita 😋

      Reply
  51. Anya Thomas March 23, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    Nah Pineapple on Pizza is nasty.

    Reply
    1. Karim March 24, 2019 at 7:40 pm

      Ok thank you for sharing that with us Anya 🙂

      Reply
  52. Amelia Berry March 24, 2019 at 1:10 am

    Fresh Pizza

    Reply
    1. Karim March 24, 2019 at 7:40 pm

      🙂

      Reply
    2. Karim March 24, 2019 at 7:40 pm

      Thanks for letting us know Amelia 🙂

      Reply
  53. Ella Jones March 24, 2019 at 7:21 am

    Frozen Pizza 🙂

    Reply
    1. Karim March 24, 2019 at 7:40 pm

      🙂

      Reply
    2. Karim March 24, 2019 at 7:41 pm

      Thanks for letting us know Ella!

      Reply
  54. Abi Wood March 27, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Thank you for the tips.

    Reply
    1. Karim March 27, 2019 at 12:46 pm

      Anytime Abi 🙂

      Reply
  55. Tina Chambers March 27, 2019 at 10:14 am

    My local Pizzeria is very healthy so I’ll stick eating from there, I’ll make my own too.

    Reply
    1. Karim March 27, 2019 at 12:46 pm

      Awesome Tina I’m proud of you 🙂

      Reply
  56. Ethan Robinson March 27, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    I made my own for the first time, thank you for the suggestion 🙂

    Reply
    1. Karim March 28, 2019 at 11:30 am

      Well done man.. No problem Ethan 👊🏿

      Reply
  57. Ollie Brown March 27, 2019 at 11:27 pm

    Music to my ears 😋

    Reply
    1. Karim March 28, 2019 at 11:31 am

      Good Good Ollie 😄

      Reply
  58. Billy Town March 28, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    Beautiful! Thanks for the info

    Reply
    1. Karim March 29, 2019 at 7:56 pm

      🙂

      Reply
  59. Tom Grey March 29, 2019 at 6:30 am

    Fresh ones.

    Reply
    1. Karim March 29, 2019 at 7:56 pm

      Cool 🙂

      Reply
  60. Mo Barrett March 29, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    I hate Pineapple.

    Reply
    1. Karim March 29, 2019 at 7:57 pm

      Lol

      Reply

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