Healthy and Delicious Pizza? Yes, It’s Possible with No Sugar Added
Everybody loves pizza (or at least we don’t know people that would turn a delicious slice down)! The problem with this Italian culinary temptation is that it’s far from the healthiest nutritional option out there.
The Lab Pizza is a company that’s trying to change the rules of the game. Our pizzas have no sugar added to them. In addition, the dough is organic and gluten-free. A few basic changes are all that it takes to lead a healthier life and enjoy guilt-free delights like pizza.
In a world that’s currently experiencing an obesity epidemic (62.1 per cent of the adults in the UK are either overweight or obese according to the Health Survey for England), it’s imperative to change the way that we eat. Here’s why foods that are free from sugar happen to be so important for good health.
The Health Dangers of Sugar
Sugar is added to many of the foods that we consume today, improving their taste and creating a dependence. Some call sugar a “sweet poison.” According to other studies, it’s more addictive than some of the most powerful drugs. Sugar contributes to an inflammatory response in the body and is the reason for a vast range of the serious medical issues that we’re dealing with today.
Added sugar contains no beneficial nutrients. It simply gives your body empty calories, and it’s fattening.
The fructose found in added sugar can significantly burden the functioning of the liver. There’s no physiological need for fructose, and it can only be metabolized by the liver. When the liver is overwhelmed, it will quickly begin converting the fructose into fat. Too much sugar in the diet is one of the most common causes of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Finally, sugar causes insulin-resistance, it increases the risk of type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer. The occasional consumption of a sugary treat isn’t that bad. When sugar becomes an integral part of your menu, however, things become very different.
Changing the Way that We Eat
Healthy nutrition is all about balance. You don’t need to eliminate pizza altogether. Instead of going for the traditional slice, however, look for a healthier option.
The Lab Pizza is a company that specialises in the production of pizzas that bring together some of the freshest and most beneficial ingredients. All of the pizzas feature the company’s special Wellness Base – a dough mix that features 12 seeds and grains, added fibre and beneficial bacteria.
On top, we use fresh tomatoes, low-fat mozzarella and delicious toppings like basil, grilled chicken, slim pepperoni, spinach, bell peppers, smoked salmon, mushrooms and many others.
A simple change in the dough recipe and the toppings can turn pizza from a fatty, calorie-laden piece of junk food to a nutritional and balanced meal that brings all of nature’s goodness to the table.
Dealing with sugar cravings is a difficult task, especially if you’re used to excessively sweet treats. You can, however, change your life and your diet one step at a time. The selection of a more beneficial (but equally delicious) pizza is one of the first steps in the right direction.