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Regular Pizza vs. Gluten Free Pizza

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.

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