The Benefits of Eating Pizza

Mar 22 ,2012 12:11 PM
The Benefits of Eating Pizza

So many of us love pizz,a but we often feel guilty after eating a few slices. Is it really all that bad for you? There has been research done by the food chemists at the University of Maryland, they believed that they could change Italian pie so that it could be even healthier and thought that it may also be responsible for fighting heart disease. They believed that by changing the dough that is used to whole wheat dough instead of white dough, they could boost the amount of antioxidants in it. Antioxidants decrease the damage of cells that have been linked to heart disease and cancer.

What is bad for us as far as pizza is the stuff we like to load on top of it. Now the tomato sauce is not bad for you, but the cheese and the toppings can be. Cheese is very high in saturated fat. Pepperoni and sausage are grease pits just waiting to clog your arteries. So how do you get around that so it benefits your health? Well that is simple; by using reduced fat cheese and instead of the pepperoni and sausage, use spinach and low-fat turkey sausage or turkey bacon, you know have yourself a nice healthy Italian pie.

Now many of us would love to see it become a diet food. Another benefit of eating Italian pie is you can actually burn off the extra calories. The way to lose weight is to burn off more calories that you intake on a daily basis. So you can certain eat a slice or two of pizza, but then you will need to most likely step on the treadmill or go for a walk. A typical slice is approximately 300 calories, which really isn't that bad and a whole pie has 2,500 calories. But who can really eat a whole one at once?

Even if you are on a diet, you can actually benefit from eating it. Well, if you were to restrict food consumption for a length of time, this can affect your metabolism, which will need to work harder to save energy. How does this all affect your Italian pie intake? It is simple. If you cheat and eat it at least once a week, your metabolism will stay on track and you can still lose weight. I'll bet you didn't know that eating pizza could actually help with weight loss!

Of course, exercising is the most important part of weight loss. You cannot just diet and not exercise. If you have a pizza craving and eat two slices of it every day, you would have to run an hour each day to burn off those two slices. Is it worth it? Well that depends on how much you like Italian pie and how much you enjoy running!

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