Pizza is a truly universal food that almost everyone enjoys. Whilst not all pizza is created equal – some slices are nutritional nightmares – what many people don’t know is that pizza can be a healthy AND tasty addition to your diet.
Here are 4 are ways that pizza can contribute to a healthy, balanced diet:
Pizza sauce can boost your immunity
The sauce on a pizza is full of Vitamin C which your body needs to defend itself against illness. If oregano is included in the sauce, it will increase your immunity even more. Carvacrol, the active ingredient in oregano, can help keep your liver healthy and balance your blood sugar.
Pizza has a nutritious balance of ingredients
If you choose the right ingredients for your pizza you will receive a lot of health benefits. On one pizza you can include vegetables, fruit, meat, dairy and grain.
Pizza makes you and your brain happy
- • Spinach is often chosen as a pizza topping and is an excellent source of vitamins A, C and K.
- • Vitamins A and C are strong antioxidants that give your brain cells a boost and protect them from damage.
- • Vitamin K can affect your serotonin levels, directly influencing positive and negative emotions.
- • Pineapple and the milk found in cheese are also serotonin boosters, which means that pizza can help you be healthy and happy.
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