Although it seems strange, pizza can be a nutritious dish, and even be part of a balanced menu, even for the broker.
On the night before a race, it is recommended that carbohydrate intake be a little larger, so that glycogen stores run at full speed for the next morning’s race. Pizza is made from wheat, which is a source of carbohydrates.
Adding tomato sauce, which contains some vitamins and minerals, can also be very good, in addition to having lycopene, an excellent antioxidant.
Homemade, pizza can add more fiber to improve digestion and satiate much more with fewer portions.
Before testing, it is worth choosing the lighter ingredients. Therefore, it is advisable to forget about four or more cheeses, Calabrian, and other similar ones.
The simplest are always the best in these cases. Another problem is to add foods that contain a lot of salt because they cause fluid retention (such as anchovy or caper pizza), and nothing to accompany with soda.
If any juice or fruit smoothie is part of your diet, you can accompany your dinner with that, taking advantage of the vitamins they have for being natural.
Look at some of the benefits of basic pizza ingredients:
- Tomatoes: raw or in the form of sauce, the tomato retains its beneficial properties. They are rich in iron, phosphorus, potassium and magnesium, and contain good sources of vitamins A, B and C, which are important for healthy skin, vision and nervous system. It is also rich in lycopene, an antioxidant substance that fights free radicals, delaying aging, improving the immune system and preventing some types of cancer. And the best, it has low caloric value.
- Mozzarella: in addition to being a great source of protein, this food also contains a good amount of calcium, which is important for maintaining bones and also phosphorus and potassium.
- Onion: this food has anti-inflammatory powers in the body. In addition, onion contains vitamins and minerals such as iodine, sodium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, calcium, and cholesterol-fighting substances.
- Zucchini or zucchini: low in calories, rich in niacin and source of vitamins B and vitamin A. In addition to containing potassium, phosphorus, calcium, sodium and magnesium;
- Eggplant: this food is high in fiber and contains magnesium, zinc, potassium, calcium, iron and phosphorus. In addition to vitamins A, B1, B2 and C. Eggplant has properties that help reduce cholesterol.
Avoid eating too late, and try to focus on recovery with a good night’s sleep; That also helps in the practice of physical activity the next day, improves focus and prevents injuries.