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Healthiest Pizza Toppings

pizza and wineWhile many of us desire a pizza packed with cheese, some of us health conscious folks are seeking a topping that offers nutrients. With the endless selection of toppings, it makes choosing a pizza extremely easy. Whether you’re seeking a healthier alternative to sausage and pepperoni or you want veggies that aren’t fried, we’ll help you choose toppings that are both flavorful and nutritious

Spinach

This is the healthiest topping you can choose as it offers an abundance of vitamin K. Spinach also consists of flavanoids which help to prevent cancer.

Broccoli

It’s well-known that broccoli is packed with nutrients. Not only is broccoli filled with vitamin K, but this delicious vegetable also includes vitamin A, vitamin C and folate.

Mushrooms

Did you know that one cup of mushrooms only contains about 15 calories? When compared to meat toppings like pepperoni and sausage, this is incredibly more healthy. Mushrooms contain a solid amount of protein and they help prevent prostate cancer in males.

Diced Chicken

When it comes to chicken, make sure to stay away from BBQ or buffalo. While these sauces add a lot of flavor, you’ll be consuming far too many calories and saturated fat.

Garlic

Garlic helps with the common cold, so if you feel well enough to order a pizza, do your body a favor and add some garlic on top. In addition to combating illness, garlic can reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Pineapple

Often found on Hawaiian pizzas, pineapple provides plenty of magnesium which boosts energy levels. In fact, one cup of pineapple contains well over 100% of your daily recommended magnesium dosage. Pineapple also helps with your eyesight and supports your immune system. Go ahead, add fruit to your pizza!

Red Peppers

Antioxidants are found in many foods and you’ll often find this label on many smoothies and juices. Also found in red peppers, antioxidants protect the skin, support the immune system, boost your memory and strengthen vision.

Onions

Whether you choose red or yellow, onions provide us with both a strong flavor and an array of health benefits.

Benefits include:

  • Low cholesterol & blood sugar
  • Vitamin C
  • Fiber
  • Reduces the likelihood of getting colon cancer

Come to Quattro for the best pizza in Boston’s North End. We have a wide-selection of brick oven pizzas including the classic Margherita, Artichoke and Exotic Mushroom.

 

By | 2018-03-28T18:27:05+00:00 March 28th, 2018|news, pizzeria|0 Comments

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