Pizza isn’t bad. It’s good. It’s just bad when you make a habit of eating it as a substitute for fiber-rich food such as veggies, and fruit. For anyone with gluten
sensitivity, wheat crust invites problems. Salt, sugar watchers, and calorie counters, need to use caution. Added toppings increase calories, and so do beverages.
Reasons People Eat Pizza
- When they’re on the run.
- Pizza parlors are prevalent.
- It’s fast.
- It’s cheap.
- It’s filling and delicious.
- Contains protein, carbs, and veggies.
- Easy to order from home, take out, or eat in.
- Fun to eat, and great for parties.
- Seems to go well with soda pop.
Pizza The Good
- Contains nutrition.
- It’s filling.
- Good source of protein.
- Many varieties for all taste buds.
- Good way to get kids to eat their veggies.
Pizza The Bad
- The crust and sauce contain white sugar.
- Made from refined white flour.
- The wheat crust contains gluten.
- Low in fiber.
- Habit forming.
- Veggies are overcooked.
- Meat contains hormones, and preservatives.
- High in sodium.
- Cheese pizza is high in saturated fat.
- High in calories. One slice of cheese pizza contains between 240 to 360 calories.
Pizza Healthy Alternatives
- Gluten-free pizza, and also here, and here.
- Don Antonio’s in NYC serves gluten-free pizza.
- Keste Pasta & Vino in NYC serves gluten-free pizza.
- Trader Joe’s gluten-free frozen pizza.
- Garbanzo bean crust pizza recipe.
- Cauliflower pizza crust recipe.
- Portion control Vegan Mini Pizza recipe. Toaster oven do it-yourself.
Copyright 2013 Irene Pastore, and Blue Moon Personal Training