Is pizza healthy? If not, can it be made healthy?


Is pizza healthy or not? This question makes the Pizza lovers but health-conscious folks wonder whenever they boar a seat to have a heavenly delicious treat. It's true that the health factor of this dish depends on a number of factors:

  • Toppings
  • Crust constituents
  • Portion of pizza slice one eats
  • Frequency of eating pizza
  • Any additional flavors added

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The picture is of homemade pizza. If one enjoys pizza on a regular basis, one should try making it at home using healthier ingredients, such as whole wheat crust, skimmed mozzarella cheese, and tomato sauce without added salt and top it with lots of vegetables. 

Market pizza toppings such as pepperoni, sausage and extra cheese boost sodium and calories, while slices made with thinner crusts and topped with veggies lower calorie and sodium.

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Many brands, in fact, add additional oils to their dough recipes and use fatty cheeses to enhance flavor. That adds to the unhealthiness quotient.

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