More and more people are beginning to add plant-based foods to their weekly meals. The growing trend in eating a more plant-based diet has a range of health benefits, and it doesn’t mean you have to eat salads all the time! Our vegan pizzas offer flavourful yet nutritious options for you to help get more vegetables into your diet. Even if it’s not a regular thing, we thought it best to say why grabbing a vege pizza now and again ain’t all that bad for you.
People who eat more vegetables reduce the risk of some chronic diseases, as they are consuming vital nutrients for a healthy functioning body. We know it can be daunting to give up your go-to pizza, especially if you aren’t a big vege lover. However, the benefits of getting a few more vegetables into your system can do wonders for your overall health. Below are a few key health benefits which come from plant-based diets:
Vegetables typically have fewer calories than meat, and they are entirely free from cholesterol. So, eating more vegetables can help you reduce your overall calorie intake, which is useful for both weight loss and maintenance. Consuming fewer calories also helps slow your metabolic rate, which is linked to slowing your aging process and fighting diseases like cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s.
Reduce chronic diseases
A diet rich in vegetables is crucial in reducing the likelihood of cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attacks and strokes. Higher consumption of various vegetables can protect against certain cancers too. Vegetables increase your fibre and potassium intake, which are vital in defending against cancers. For example, a higher dietary fibre intake may reduce breast cancer risk.
Vegetables are nutrient-dense, being packed full of essential vitamins. Vitamin C and A are both standards in veges and are excellent for helping the body’s healing process, keeping those pearly whites healthy, and your skin and eyes feeling and looking their best.
Variety, Variety, Variety
When it comes to vegetables, it’s all about variety and volume—you want to eat as many different types as you can! Simply eating a few more veges isn’t going to provide you with all the nutrients you need to gain the health benefits. However, by beginning to add more veges into your diet any way you can is a great start.
Proper Pizza can help your vege eating!
Pizza is the perfect food for variety, and it can be a great way to eat more veges, especially if you know you aren’t going to opt for the salad. Our black truffle pizza and garden love pizza offer the opportunity to explore your vege pallet while helping you to begin consuming more veges in your diet! Soon enough, you’ll be putting veges on more of your food choices and gaining all the health benefits along the way! Enjoy your vege pizza in-store at our O’Connell Street store, order for pick-up, or get a delivery.