We’ve written before about the many nutrients present in pizza, which include fiber, calcium, vitamin C and protein. However, there are ways to make pizza an even healthier choice, packed with more complex carbohydrates and nutrition.
One of the ways people are turning pizza into a healthier choice is by choosing whole wheat crust for their custom pizza. Read on to learn more about why people are choosing whole wheat pizza crust.
What is whole wheat pizza crust?
Whole wheat and whole grains are often touted as a great alternative to white bread and white grain. Whole wheat pizza dough contains 40 to 60 percent whole wheat flour. White flour or other flours usually make up the rest of the dough, which gives it enough body to rise and cook like traditional white dough.
Multi-grain dough can add even more nutrients in the form of other types of added grains, such as seeds, oats, flax and more.
Nutrition and benefits of whole wheat crust
There are many benefits to choosing a blend of whole wheat dough instead of plain white dough, which is why more people are making the switch.
Whole wheat contains more protein than white dough. Protein helps keep you satisfied longer and slows the metabolic rate, which keep you full for longer. Plus, protein is essential to our body’s ability to build and maintain muscle mass and gives us energy throughout the day.
Whole wheat flour also has increased fiber compared to white flour, which has been stripped of nearly all beneficial fiber and other nutrients. Fiber helps you feel fuller and aids in digestion. Dietary fiber from whole grains also helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and may lower the risk of heart disease. It is essential for weight management and all-around good health.
Additionally, whole wheat crust has a host of other vitamins and minerals that are missing from traditional white crust, such as B vitamins, iron and magnesium.
Swapping a soda for water and white crust for wheat can turn a “cheat meal” into a nutritional meal instantly. Mitigating portion size will also help you eat slower and savor the meal, as well as prevent overeating. It takes your body time to register that it’s full. Eating more slowly will help your stomach catch up to your eyes, and you may find you don’t need that third slice after all.
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