Westchester Village, New York
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Bronx, NY 10461
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3 Health Benefits of Pizza September 24, 2019

Westchester Village, Bronx
3 Health Benefits of Pizza, Bronx, New York

Pizza is the second most popular fast-dining option in the United States, second only to hamburgers. But it may surprise you to learn that pizza has numerous health benefits, as well. Here are a few reasons why this food is more than just delicious—it’s healthy. 

A Guide to the Health Benefits of Pizza

1. Gives You Your Daily Source of Antioxidants

Antioxidants are substances that prevent cellular damage by removing waste products, called free radicals, from the body's cells. While the body makes its own antioxidants, they are also plentiful in certain foods, including tomatoes, which are abundant in the antioxidant lycopene. Tomato in sauce form, of course, is the base of any good pie. Add plenty of antioxidant-rich veggies for an additional boost of free-radical defense, such as bell peppers, artichoke hearts, onions, garlic, and spinach.

2. Packs Protein

pizzaMeat naturally contains large amounts of protein, one of the building blocks of muscles and tissues and a primary source of fuel for the body. In moderation, meat maintains and promotes muscle growth and ensures the body has the energy it needs. For example, three ounces of chicken—about the size of a deck of cards—will deliver 25 grams of protein.

3. Promotes Feelings of Happiness & Well-Being

When a person eats foods they love, their brains release chemicals called endorphins. Endorphins are hormones that stimulate the brain's opiate receptors, producing a natural sense of bliss and contentment. Since pies are typically big enough to share, they also promote social interaction, which is excellent for brain health, as it reduces stress, fights depression, and encourages intellectual stimulation.


Let Emilio's of Morris Park prepare you a pizza so you can reap all the health benefits of this beloved food. Serving the Bronx, NY, they feature a full menu of delicious pizza options and other Italian food offerings. They also offer delivery, carryout, and catering services. Call (718) 822-6758 or visit them online to place an order; you can also download their app for stress-free ordering—just text "Emilios" to 33733 for access to their free ordering app.

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