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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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