Who doesn’t like to eat pizza? You may think a gluten free pizza is better for you than a regular pizza. But if you take a close look at what’s in those pizzas, you’ll find out gluten-free doesn’t necessarily mean that a food is going to be lower in fat or lower in calories or healthier for you.
In this video, Registered Dietitian Susan Bowerman compares the nutrition facts on a regular pizza and a gluten-free pizza. Here’s what she found out:
A single serve regular pizza contains:
• 400 calories
• 17g of fat
• 47g of carbohydrate
• 16g of protein
Now let’s take a look at the gluten-free version:
• 490 calories
• 25g of fat
• 55g of carbohydrate
• 12g of protein
The gluten-free version has 90 more calories than the regular version, it has 4 grams less protein, and it has 8 more grams of fat which is nearly two teaspoons more fat than the regular version.
Some people do need to avoid gluten but when you’re choosing a pizza, always look at the nutrition facts panel so you know exactly what you’re getting. The more you know about the food you eat, the better choices you can make.
For more nutrition advice from Herbalife, check out Susan Bowerman’s other videos on her playlist http://hrbl.me/HealthyLivingVIDEOS
or check out her blog DiscoverGoodNutrition.com