Pizza might not be something you think of when considering healthy food, however here is a different view as it all depends on how it is made! It comes in all shapes and sizes and everyone I know loves pizza!
It is a quick fix for dinner, parties or those warm cozy movie nights where you curl up with a good movie + two large pizzas please…..with the people you love!
It’s hard to imagine that pizza could be one of the healthiest foods you can order today! The health benefits of pizza primarily lie in the ingredients and methods used in its preparation. One of the key ingredients, for example, that require tact to boost its health benefits is the dough.
Traditionally, there are two categories: leavened and unleavened doughs. The leavened dough has risen to its final form. Leavened dough achieves this rising through fermentation or the addition of leaveners (like baking soda or baking powder).
What is leavened dough?
Pizza dough is typically a lean, yeast-leavened bread-type dough that is similar in formulation to French bread and Middle Eastern flatbreads.
For someone who has gluten insensitivity, diabetes or digestive issues, can and should have the leavened dough versions of pizza dough. Sourdough is entirely safe for those with gluten sensitivity. This is because the fermentation breaks down gluten proteins in grains into amino acids.
Negative health issues in pizza are attributed to restaurants with poor quality ingredients and bad recipes.
Combined with the right toppings, a sourdough could turn your pizza into one that doesn’t only satisfy your taste buds, but delivers a range of health benefits.
Next time you order a pizza from your local pizza joint, ask them if they have leavened dough?
With love and happy tastebuds,