Can Pizza be Healthy?
WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF "HEALTHY”?
Eating "healthy" is a goal nearly everyone says they have, but what exactly does that mean? The answer can be pretty subjective. "Healthy" can mean low calorie, low fat, or high in nutrients. To complicate matters further, people have preconceived ideas of what foods are "healthy" and what foods aren't. They may not even be drawing their conclusions from nutritional labels.
Some people eat pizza with a feeling of guilt because they've identified it as “unhealthy” or a "cheat food." They may be surprised to know that pizza doesn't have to stay on the list of "unhealthy" foods! So grab a guilt-free slice and keep reading.
PIZZA CAN BE LOW CALORIE
The average adult person needs about 2000 calories a day to maintain a healthy weight. The average slice of Westside Pizza has about 240 calories. Calorie counting is all about portion control. If the average person eats 2-3 slices of pizza per meal, they're actually consuming the recommended amount of calories!
Of course, the type of toppings and crust thickness affects the number of calories, but pizza is generally an excellent option for counting calories. Plus, Westside Pizza makes it easy to find out how many calories are in each slice with our helpful nutritional information chart. If you want to indulge without worrying about calories, consider a cauliflower pizza crust or a pizza with fewer toppings, all of which can be ordered and customized to your taste!
PIZZA CAN BE LOW FAT
Maybe you're not worried about calories. Perhaps you're concerned about the fat content in your food. There are many reasons why someone would be concerned about trans fats or saturated fats. Again, the news here is good! Westside Pizza always uses the freshest ingredients, you don't have to worry about additives or preservatives in your food. Furthermore, the nutritional information chart shows how much and what kinds of fats are in each of our pizzas, so you can plan your meal accordingly.
PIZZA CAN HAVE HIGH NUTRIENT VALUES
Remember learning about the food pyramid when you were a kid? We were told that we need food from each category to get all the nutrients our bodies need. Pizza checks all of those boxes! Grain? Check! Vegetables? Check! Protein? Check! Dairy? Check! Not only that, but because pizza is so easily customizable, you can quickly get all of the primary food groups in just about any quantity with a pizza. If you want fewer carbs in your meal, order a thin crust or a cauliflower crust pizza. If you're enjoying more veggies, no problem!
PIZZA CAN FIT INTO YOUR DIET!
Are you convinced yet? Pizza has had an unfair reputation for being "unhealthy," but the fact of the matter is that it doesn't have to be. By informing yourself of the nutritional content, controlling your portion, and minimizing toppings you can enjoy a few delicious slices of Westside Pizza! Pizza can be a satisfying and healthy meal option for the whole family. Try one of Westside Pizza's favorite pizzas or customize your own today!