Is Pizza a Healthy Choice?

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Although certain types of pizza are unhealthy, other less processed types can be nutritious. While many types of pizza are high in calories, fat and sodium, those made with fresh, whole ingredients can be a good choice.

Can Contain Unhealthy Ingredients.

Like all foods, more processed types of pizza are often higher in unhealthy ingredients than those made from scratch.UFABET

Frozen and fast-food pizzas can contain ingredients like preservatives, colorings and unhealthy fats.

However, all pizzas, no matter how they’re prepared, are typically made using refined wheat flour.

This type of flour is low in fiber and, therefore, less filling than whole-grain flours.

Eating refined grain products — such as ready-made meals like pizza — has been linked to weight gain.

A study in 1,352 people found that people who consumed over 70 grams of ready-made products like pizza daily were more likely to have more belly fat than those who consumed under 70 grams per day.

Some Types Are High in Calories, Carbs, Sodium and Sugar

Most types of pizzas are high in calories and sodium. As they’re usually topped with cheese, salty meats and other high-calorie toppings.

Plus, some pizzas contain added sugar in the crust, certain toppings and sauces.

In fact, one serving (1/4 pizza) of Red Baron Barbecue Chicken pizza contains a whopping 21 grams (4 teaspoons) of sugar.

Regular consumption of refined foods rich in added sugar has been shown to increase your risk of chronic conditions like obesity and heart disease.

What’s more, choosing stuffed crust or deep-dish pizzas will increase the carb and overall calorie content of your slice.

Though occasionally enjoying a slice of fast-food or frozen pizza most likely won’t impact your weight. Eating these items regularly can lead to weight gain and may increase your risk of chronic health conditions.