- A single slice of plain cheese pizza already has 23% of all the protein you need in day! Add some meatless protein crumbles or other lean protein sources, in addition to switching to whole wheat flour and the protein power increases! Protein is needed by every cell, organ and tissue in our bodies. Eating protein everyday ensures that our body gets enough to make amino acids and replace or build up the constantly breaking down proteins in our tissues and organs.
- Pizza is a good source of phosphorus. Phosphorus is a part of your bones, teeth and DNA/ RNA. It is also one of the main regulators of energy metabolism in organs, and helps generate energy in every cell.
- Selenium is a trace mineral that works with vitamin E for antioxidant protection. In one slice of pizza you are getting a high source of selenium. Eating enough selenium can help reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease and other diseases.
- Another nutritious part of pizza is the calcium content, 1/5 of all the calcium you need in a day is in one serving. Calcium is well-known for its role in building and maintaining healthy bones, it lengthens, strengthens and slows further loss with age. Additionally calcium is used to help the muscles in your body contract, including your heart beat! Smaller amounts of calcium also play a role in blood clotting and nerve function.
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