Let’s admit it: pizza has a bad rap. Known as the go-to for college kids and parties, pizza is consumed by the slice to a tune of 3 billion a year in the United States. That’s about 350 slices per second! Kids between the ages of 3 to 11 say that pizza is their favorite food. For some, pizza is associated with dripping bits of grease and fat.
Like any food, the ingredients and the method you cook these ingredients are the key. At Bellatrino Neapolitan Pizzeria & Cucina located at Dallas Farmer’s Market, we use only the highest quality ingredients imported from Italy and greens that are locally-grown. Our promise to you is pizza that not only tastes great but is good for you. We list out in detail our ingredients on this page. But did you know the top 3 health benefits of pizza?
- High-protein flour. Bellatrino uses only Caputo “00” flour, which is certified to meet the standards for Neapolitan pizzialos. This flour is 100% natural with zero additives and contains only 11-12% gluten. Furthermore, unprocessed wheat is rich in protein with high levels of potassium and niacin, necessary minerals your body needs in its daily functions.
- Tomatoes fight cancer. Tomatoes contain lycopene, a natural antioxidant that can help prevent cancer and protect you from heart disease. In particular, San Marzano tomatoes are high in density and pectin and are less acidic than typical tomatoes. In studies, it appears tomatoes have affected processes inside cancer cells to prevent them from growing.
- The ingredients in pizza are healthy and hit all food groups. Cheese is high in protein and calcium, important for healthy bones and teeth. The meat toppings from pepperoni, sausage, chicken, to bacon are excellent protein sources as well. Any vegetable toppings from green peppers, mushrooms, onions and fruit toppings such as pineapple are vital sources of the essential vitamins and minerals for health and maintenance of the body as well. Healthy fats come from black olives, which has been shown to improve blood cholesterol levels and decrease your risk of heart disease. The flour/crust is a good source of carbohydrates, which is your body’s main source of energy. Carbohydrates fuel the brain, kidneys, heart, muscles and central nervous system. The fiber in grains as well as other fruits and vegetables all air in digestion and help you feel full.
As you can see, the list of health benefits for pizza is immense. It’s a complete meal, hitting all the major food groups, and is easy to prepare. It’s a great go-to for a busy lifestyle and for the picky-eaters in your family. Bellatrino guarantees the freshest ingredients at the highest standards prepared in the traditional Italian way. Here at Bellatrino Neapolitan Pizzeria, our goal is to exceed your expectations and give you a memorable and enjoyable eating experience. Come in today for our daily deals & promotions!