Step-Up Fitness Goals with Pizza and Wine

Leading physicians and dieticians agree that vegetable intake is critical when dieting or trying to make healthy life-style choices.

Pizza undoubtedly contains massive amounts of these nutrient packed vegetables. You simply have order them on your pizza.

When people think of healthy food, they often don’t think of pizza. In fact, there are healthy humans alive today who are known to actually live on pizza alone!

Some people consider pizza fast food and lump it together with burgers and fries. This is very shortsighted.

Vegetable toppings  contain nutrients that promote better health. All vegetables contain fiber. Onions also contain chromium and vitamin C, and can help regulate blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol. Bell peppers contain high levels of antioxidants and vitamins C, B6, and A, which help keep cells healthy. Those vitamins also support the immune system, metabolism, digestive health and good vision. Mushrooms contain riboflavin and potassium. Both are necessary for many important functions in the body and help keep the central nervous system healthy. Olives contain vitamin E, polyphenols, flavonoids and healthy monounsaturated fat. Vitamin E helps prevent cell damage, polyphenols and flavonoids help prevent inflammation and monounsaturated fats help increase “good” cholesterol. Combined, these nutrients go a long way to protect your heart and prevent disease.

Other sources of nutrients in pizza include cheese, which contains calcium, protein and vitamin A. Another source of nutrients in pizza is the dough, which contains some antioxidants due to the chemical reactions of the yeast. Pizza dough is made from a higher protein flour than bread dough.

Be kind to your body and give it what it wants….what it needs.  Pizza and wine.

 

Friday, March 2

Pizza Napolitana and Barbera
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Gianni Buonomo Vintners
4836 Newport Ave
San Diego CA 92107