Connect with us


One Major Side Effect of Eating Pizza, Says Dietitian



There are many types of pizza, both healthy and unhealthy options. If you’re making your own homemade pizza, you have the ability to choose fresh and healthy ingredients for the dough and the toppings. However, if you’re out and about on the town and stop by a fast-casual pizza chain, your odds of ordering an unhealthy pizza are very high.

Mia Syn, MS, RD shares a few ways on how your go-to pizza order could be derailing your overall wellbeing.

“If your pizza is loaded with high-fat meat toppings like pepperoni and sausage, it is easy to exceed your recommended saturated fat intake limit of 10% of total daily calories,” she says. “Eating foods that contain saturated fat, may increase your risk of heart disease. To cut back on this value, load up on veggie toppings.”

RELATED: One Major Side Effect of Eating Processed Meat, New Study Says

“Additionally, if your pizza is made with a traditional refined white flour crust, you may be lacking on fiber that helps you feel full and is important for digestive health,” Syn says.

Oscar Wong/ Getty Images

With that being said, there are plenty of chains, both regional and national that offer healthier pizza pies, including Oath Pizza’s new Banza chickpea pizza crust that’s both gluten-free, vegan, and high in fiber. As far as national chains go, Domino’s thin crust pizza with light cheese and veggies is another healthier option. Some chains and sit-down restaurants will even allow you to make crust substitutions, meaning you can ditch the refined white flour and opt for an alternative that contains more fiber.

“A crust made with whole-grain flour or even a cauliflower crust will help ensure you are adding fiber to your meal, a nutrient that an estimated 90% of women and 97% of men fall short on according to the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans,” says Syn.

Another concern restaurant pizzas as well as some frozen pizzas raise is sodium content. The registered dietitian points out that regularly consuming too much sodium can lead to high blood pressure and heart disease

“For example, one slice of pepperoni pizza can have as high as 700 milligrams of sodium. The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends keeping sodium intake to no more than 2,300 milligrams per day,” she says. “Because sodium is found naturally in all foods, this is easy to exceed when pizza is included in your daily meal rotation.”

Bottom line: if you regularly eat pizza out, you could be ingesting too much saturated fat and sodium and not enough fiber, which could increase your risk of heart disease.

For more, be sure to check out:

Entertainment4 mins ago

BBNaija Season 6: Boma Akpore Recounts The Route To His Breakthrough

News12 mins ago

Igboho: It’s better for us to kill him in Benin than return him to Nigeria

News16 mins ago

Nigeria @Crossroad- The way forward out of our mental slavery: Five major takeaways from Global Roundtable Webinar

News40 mins ago

Uzodinma to Imolites: Expose me if I ever steal public funds

Lifestyle44 mins ago

Know the Risks: Understanding Prescription Drugs

News1 hour ago

#BBNaija2021: Checkout impressive interior of the Big Brother house for this year’s edition (Photos)

News1 hour ago

Ortom knocks presidency, backs Bishop Kukah on claims of persecution of Christians in Nigeria

Viral1 hour ago

After 25yrs Service, The Oldest Prostitute In Africa Was Gifted A Parcel Of Land

Lifestyle2 hours ago

3 Natural Sweeteners That Will Make You Drop Sugar Forever

Lifestyle3 hours ago

Remodel for a Greener Home

Lifestyle3 hours ago

What to Know Before Using an Online Pharmacy

Entertainment4 hours ago

BBNaija 2021: Instagram Handles Of All The Male Housemates

News4 hours ago

“I’m a moving train, I’ll crush you” – Peruzzi reacts after being called out for walking out on fans (Video)

Entertainment4 hours ago

BBNaija Season 6: Housemates Hail Emmanuel, After He Shared Story Of Winning Both Mr Ideal Nigeria and Mister Africa International (Video)

News4 hours ago

BBNaija former housemate, Dorathy, reacts after seeing the “washing machine” in Biggies house this season

Lifestyle4 hours ago

Support Groups for Breast Cancer

Entertainment5 hours ago

BBNaija 2021 Housemate Boma Featured in ‘Law & Order’, ‘Blacklist’ With Reddington (FULL DETAILS)

Entertainment5 hours ago

BBNaija 2021: Who Is Sammie? All The Facts You Need To Know About BBNaija 2021 Housemate Sammie

Lifestyle5 hours ago

3 Ways to Physically Prepare To Become Pregnant

Entertainment5 hours ago

BBNaija Season 6: Photos Of “Happily Married” Niyi, With His Wife And Son

News10 hours ago

BBNaija: Meet new male BBNaija Shine Ya Eye housemates (phot)

News20 hours ago

Kika Goodhair reacts after alleged beating by the Ofori-Atta family

News23 hours ago

Kano Govt. to follow blasphemy case to logical conclusion — Ganduje

News9 hours ago

#BBNaija2021: Nigerians drag new housemate, Yousef for saying his students usually have crushes on him and “thank God he’s not a ‘pedophile’”

News18 hours ago

Why Nigeria can’t remain together – Wole Soyinka

News13 hours ago

“Don’t try to snap with me if you are not using iPhone 12” – Bobrisky warns fans

News12 hours ago

El-Rufai’s ‘friend’ and Ex-Kaduna Deputy Governor Bala Bantex buried

News8 hours ago

Meet BBNaija housemate, Niyi’s beautiful Wife, Bella (Video/Photos)

Sports19 hours ago

Andy Murray And Joe Salisbury Marked Themselves Out As Medal Contenders With A Brilliant First-Round Performance

News16 hours ago

Late Hon Ogba: I do not pray to come here for burial again, Okowa tells Isoko indigenes

News4 hours ago

“I’m a moving train, I’ll crush you” – Peruzzi reacts after being called out for walking out on fans (Video)

News18 hours ago

Veronika Dichka: Russian lady goes viral as she goes fishing with giant bear

News24 hours ago

Obi Cubana source of income, nobody’s business – Emeka Ike

Entertainment10 hours ago

BBNaija 2021: All You Need To Know About Housemate Yousef

News23 hours ago

Graduate who worked as security officer while schooling, gets job offer

News14 hours ago

Lagos LG poll: Gbajabiamila decries poor voter turn out

News19 hours ago

LG polls: no nose mask, no voting, electoral officers insist

News19 hours ago

I’m desperate for husband – Feminist in tears after years of being single

News11 hours ago

Igboho handcuffed, can’t move, eat but not beaten – Cotonou based lawyer

News24 hours ago

Police in Niger arrest husband, wife for faking wife’s kidnap