This article may come as a knock you out of your chair, especially if you follow a nutritious and healthy diet...
It's about glorious pizza, the weakness of millions around the world including me. I love pizza, always have, always will. I make sure I eat it in moderation, but it's still one of my favorite foods.
Now, there's good news for us pizza lovers out there. According to an article in Men's Health magazine, research concludes that pizza can be healthy for you. It's important to point out, however, that we're talking about real pizza not the kind you get from Pizza Hut, Domino’s or the frozen food section of your supermarket. By real, I mean pizza made with real crust, real tomato sauce and real extra virgin olive oil.
According to the article, scientists writing in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that eating pizza can reduce your risk of a heart attack. In a 4-year study of nearly 1,000 Italians, those who ate pizza at least once a week were 30 percent less likely to experience a heart attack than the folks who didn't partake of the pie. This has a lot to do with the extra virgin olive oil. Using gourmet oilve oil adds an amazing amount of health beneifits to any pizza or dish for that matter.
Here's a way to make the pizza even healthier: top it with vegetables, part-skim or vegan cheese and use whole wheat crust. You’ll then have a meal that is actually good for you.
Can you get this kind of pizza in a pizzeria? You might be able to find some that offer whole wheat crust, but I doubt you’ll find any that offer part-skim cheese. What you can do is buy the ingredients at your local grocery store and make the pizza yourself. Speaking from experience, this can be a fun thing!
Enjoy the experience of making your own pizza and savoring a nutritious meal. After all, feeding your body with nutritious meals is the number one thing you can do for better health.