I am a registered nutritionist and, although all carbohydrate fighters say, I believe in pizza.
Actually, I believe in pizza so much that every Friday evening in my house family pizza evening takes place.
We make the pizza with refined, powdery, light flour. That's because refined, powdery, light flour makes the tastiest crust – crispy the outside, with the right amount of gluten and thickness.
We add the yeast, the refined flour and salt, we knead, we wait for the dough to rise, and our daughters choose their fillets from salad bar and make their cakes While we make pizza, we and my wife drink Craft Beer (s) and then we watch all the classic movies with our kids.
I'm not suggesting regular, high-fiber, fiber-free carbohydrates. What I suggest, however, is that tradition trumps every concern of this unfairly demonized joy.
Eating is so much more than calories Yes, calories are important and yes, the quality of those calories is important The US Dietary Guidelines actually suggest I'm not a mathematician, but that means the other half is not quite.
Carbohydrate researcher Yanni Papanikolaou, MPH, agrees: "Many people like it I can not imagine that enriched grains such as pizza, bread and cereals can also be part of a healthy food because of their contribution to iron, folate and various B vitamins, "says Papanikolaou. It is also important to keep enriched grains in the diet to meet nutritional recommendations. "
And then there are the intangible benefits.
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"As parents, we spend so much time with daily care, we miss the chance to simply enjoy our children's company," says Regan Jones, RD, of This Unmillennnial Life Podcast , "Food traditions – just as my boys are brought to Panera for breakfast every Friday morning – have meant years of special memories that we would not have shared."
Sol Orwell, co-founder of the Nutrition Power Plant, Examine. com, took his love and passion for chocolate chip cookies and turned it into a charity event that raised over $ 300,000, with the basic premise that "good food with people is a great way to build bonds and build community." [19659002Mychallengetoyou:Eatthepizza(orbiscuitcakedonutwhatever)ifyouwantbutmoreimportantthanthefooditselfisthetraditionCreateyourowntraditionwithfriendsandwiththefamilyThefunandintangiblehealthbenefitsthatresult
And for the record as a guy who grew up in Jersey, NY-style pizza trumps Chicago-style everyday, but I do not want to Most importantly, I'd rather eat pizza with a friend than a salad alone.