Hearing the word ‘pizza’ will instantly make us think of the Tuscan beauties of Italy, the fresh smell coming from the oven, mozzarella, prosciutto, tomato sauce…everything harmonizing with the other ingredients and turning into a real delight for our taste buds.
Basically, it’s a symbol of Italian gastronomy and definitely one of the most widespread dishes in the world. However, we know that it’s not that great for our silhouette, especially if on a diet.
Ok, so it’s actually recommended to choose it while on a diet?
Nutritionists say that pizza is actually safe to eat in such a situation, even though when we’re trying to follow a diet!
As you know, it’s very easy to prepare and, if you use proper ingredients, it can also be very healthy.
Tomato juice, for example, is a great source of vitamin A, while protein can be found in meat and cheese. Carbohydrates are present in the dough as well, so we can say that pizza is a versatile food!
However, weight loss diets impose some serious food restrictions, but it’s actually very hard to resist a good pizza. However, once again, in these situations we can eat a few slices (or even an entire one, if you’re brave enough), in the first part of the day, when the metabolic rate is accelerated because the heat load is high. Still, exercising remains essential!
Which toppings are the best?
An essential part you should consider, if you want to eat pizza on a diet, are toppings, which should be chosen carefully. Usually, the most used are traditional tomato sauces, Sicilian pesto, cheese, herbs. Spices are also very important, for the taste!
For those on a diet, it’s recommended to eat pizza made of whole grain wheat, while toppings should be made with eggs, cheese and meat, but without combining them.