are pizzas good for health??

pizza...yummy - yummy....
India
June 24, 2007 10:25am CST
i know most of us r crazy bout pizzas... but r they relly good for health???....i want everybdyz frank opinion plz
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15 responses
• Philippines
24 Jun 07
yes pizza's are good for our health it is because it is composed of different ingredients used,such as the meat,flout,spices,cheese and vegetables....it is very delicious to eat and it is nutritious....
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• India
25 Jun 07
delicious to eat...yes......but nutritious n healthy--- i dont agree...... i started this discussion to spread little awareness... now u please read the comments given by everybody else....n u'll know the real side of it !!!
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
24 Jun 07
Take out pizza or those frozen one bought at the store are not that great for your health. Those typically use cheese that is high in fat, more meat than veggies (the meat is poor quality), and high sodium tomato sauces. If you make pizza at home with low sodium or homemade tomato, more healthy toppings (i.e. veggies), whole wheat crust, and skim or part-skim cheese then pizza is not so bad.
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• India
24 Jun 07
yeah... quite a nice, detailed answer it is !!
• India
24 Jun 07
no pizzas are not good for health as they contain melted cheese which has saturated fat which is not at all good for health and increases cholestrol in blood
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25 Jun 07
true, but almost everything that tastes good these days contain cholesterol, sat fat, trans fat, etc. I heard it was a good breakfast food, and I know this from experience!
• Canada
25 Jun 07
I think pizza isn't good for your health because most pizzas have a lot of fat. this isn't good because it cloggs your arteries and can lead to heart attack or stroke (if you eat too much fat).
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@AricPenn (10)
25 Jun 07
I think pizza is just too good to care about how it affects my health =)
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• United States
24 Jun 07
I was told by a health deptment nurse that pizza is good for you. The reason she said this is because it does or can contain all five food groups. Crust is grain,tomatoes sauce is fruit,peppersonins and things are vegetables,cheese is dairy. So it does or can contain all five food group there for it must be healthy.right? Oh and you know there in some fat in it and everthing contains a natural sugar.
@Amstardam (1348)
• United States
24 Jun 07
It really depends on what you put on it and how greasy you make it. If you pile tons of pork, sausage and other meats of course it isn't going to be good for you. It'll have tons of protein that's for sure! But if you only put a little cheese and some veggies and don't indulge and eat a whole pizza you should be fine to have it every once in a while. But just like anything, limit yourself. Homemade pizzas are a lot healthier than the fast food Pizza Hut kinds that are packed full of grease!
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@Corezz (1017)
• Netherlands Antilles
24 Jun 07
I eat pizzas rarely with my family. SOmethimes my that make it in the oven :D. I think they have fats that are no good to us. But I think everything has something bad in it, that's meen we musn't eat it? :)) of course we can, that's life.
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@5000ml (1923)
• Belgium
24 Jun 07
You can definitely make your own more healthier pizzas at home, but generally take out pizzas are not very good for you because of the huge amount of cheese and other unhealty toppings which are usually included.
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@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
25 Jun 07
Take out pizza or frozen pizza aren't usually very healthy, but you can make a healthy version. You can make your own using low fat products, and healthier versions of whatever you want. If you want to order out for pizza, you can make it healthier by choosing your toppings carefully. If you are concerned about the fat in the cheese, ask them to go light on the cheese. They will do this and it will lessen the fat content. Less meats and more veggies on your pizza will also make it healthier.
• India
25 Jun 07
hay thats the best response... u win kelly !!! but was it really ur reply or was just a copy-paste reply ?? no offence meant... :)
@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
25 Jun 07
No offense taken, but I still had to say what was on my mind even if others mentioned parts of what I wanted to say. I love lots of cheese on my pizza and would rather order extra cheese than ask them to leave a little off, but hey, if you want healthy I guess you have to do that. I figure that a little extra fat does not hurt occasionally as long as I don't do it often. When I make my own I can control exactly what goes into it, and sometimes I will add some extra cheese as long as I'm using low fat cheese. I try to go easy on the meats, if I add any at all, and if I want more toppings, I load it up with fresh veggies. The veggies are good for you, so as long as you do not overdo the rest, I do not see anything wrong with eating pizza. Thanks for the best response.
@vicky141 (14)
• Australia
25 Jun 07
I guess so pizzas are not good for health, bucause its full of fat, but so tasty and we cant resist.
• Philippines
25 Jun 07
Some pizza has yeast as one of the ingredients but not all and yeasr is not good for our health.Some uses baking powder instead of yeast. But, the toppings there are very nutritious, just like you have eaten a complete meal.
@FraYFaN09 (1560)
• United States
25 Jun 07
I'm pretty sure that pizza isn't that good for u. It contains a lot of fat and is usually greasy which is bad 4 u. Although it's bad 4 u, eating it once in awhile isn't that bad 4 u.
• United States
25 Jun 07
pizza be healthy if you only eat moderate amount on our body needs 'coz pizza has the crust for carbohydrate source, pizza or tomato sauce high in lycopene, meat toppings for protein then much more if you add vegetable toppings for different minerals in onions, bell pepper, olives, pineapple, celery and parsley and garlic. cheese toppings are also good calcium source for healthy bones. be a wise pizza eater knowing the flavor you ordered be of less fat as well.
@Sir_bobby88 (8244)
• Singapore
25 Jun 07
well i do think that pizza isn't too good for health if eaten too much yea ... anyway everything having too much isn't that good yea