Think our pizzas can’t be a healthy option? THINK AGAIN.
When it comes to losing weight, one simple piece of advice may be more helpful than all the diet books, calorie counting and portion measuring put together:EAT MORE FIBRE. Dietary fibre has a number of health benefits -- it prevents constipation, lowers blood cholesterol and might help you lose weight. White flour typically contains less fibre than its wholemeal counterpart. For example, 1/2 cup of white flour contains 1.3 grams of fibre, while an equal serving of wholemeal flour contains 6.4 grams, fibre also adds volume to our food without adding calories, helping you feel fuller longer, so you may eat less throughout the day. Since 2013 our son Angel was categorized as overweight at his school, several attempts to help him reduce weight were tested, among them, carb-free diet, calorie counting and portion measuring, all failed and rather made the problem worse mainly to the fact that like everyone who is overweight tends to eat much more, last year -2016- was categorized as very overweight. In May of this year we decided to switch his meals to wholemeal, putting emphasis on breakfast and lunch, leaving aside, cereals, brioches, cakes, croissant, etc. and having usually fresh fruit and rich in fibre wholemeal – quinoa pizzas with little mozzarella cheese, topped with chicken, seafood or roast vegetables. The goal was make him feel full for the rest of the day, after 3 months he lost about 15 pounds and surprisingly the desire to be eating all the time, was considerably reduced.
Do you need any more reasons to swap from white to wholemeal quinoa pizzas?
Abraham Valverde S.