Ahh pizza. The deliciously cheesy dish that has been satisfying families and frat boys for generations. It’s also a dish that can bring about some serious stomach pains and regret when eaten in large portions. Well not any more. Feeling guilty about downing a deep dish is now a thing of the past. Because it turns out that pizza, when eaten in moderation, of course, contains many of the nutrients necessary for a healthy diet. Yes, you read that correctly. There are some surprisingly healthy things about pizza that should make you feel less guilty about ordering it every week (or daily. I’m not here to judge.)
Now, I know you don’t really need a reason to indulge in pizza. But when the delivery boy is giving you judgy eyes after bringing you your fifth pie of the week, it’s nice to have something to tell him. It goes without saying that pizza is so easily customizeable. That’s not only what makes it so great, but what makes it much healthier than you’d think. You can add on nutrient-rich veggies, meat, or even fruit if you’re the adventurous type. You can swap the traditional crust for a whole wheat option or cut down on the cheese if you desire. But even as the original cheese and pepperoni variety, pizza contains a lot of healthy components that make it a sort-of good for you dish. So next time you think about skipping the pizza for a salad, just remember these seven healthy facts about pizza.