The Fab Five

Health professionals worldwide are continuing to encourage all of us to eat our way to optimum health. Many doctors, specifically cardiologists, agree with vocal dieticians who insist that the most powerful medicine is food.

A plant-based diet not only increases overall health and vitality, but it has proven to help reduce the rate of heart attacks. Medical literature does not suggest that we avoid any one food group, such as meat or dairy. A diet that is varied and interesting encourages all of us to stay on track. The keys seem to be moderation . . . and plenty of vegetables!

Several large studies have examined the relationship between the eating habits and the chronic diseases of the study participants who suffered from those disorders. Many, including two of the largest of these trials, found that people who ate eight or more servings of vegetables daily were 30 percent less likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke than those participants who ate one and one-half or fewer servings.

To keep it interesting and optimally healthy, we should eat at least five cups of vegetables and fruits each day, every day. This month’s “very veggie” pizzas from your favorite Pizza of the Month Club can help you tastefully achieve that goal!

Take a Close Look at this Month’s Pizza Selections . . .

Please see individual pizza labels for how to bake the perfect

CHICAGO DEEP DISH PAN CRUST PIZZA. 

VEGGIE TRIO GOURMET PIZZA

Need help reaching that goal of 5 cups of veggies daily? Gainfully graze on this Veggie Trio pizza! It’s laden with fresh sliced Zucchini, fresh Plum Tomatoes and Eggplant, in a blanket of mozzarella. The garlic sauce is exquisite, with lots of garlic, oils, cayenne pepper, spicy Romano and an abundance of flavor. 

DELUXE SAUSAGE GOURMET PIZZA

Still short on healthy vegetables? More pizza to the rescue! Mostly spiced pork sausage, it offers a healthy heap of fresh sliced mushrooms and green peppers, plus mozzarella. The sauce is The Gourmet Pizza Club’s signature tomato-based sauce with onions, garlic, spices, Romano, oils and Chablis wine.

CHEESY STEAK GOURMET PIZZA

You’ve had your veggies, and now you need protein?

Dive into this pizza made with belt-busting portions of spiced Italian beef and cheddar cheese. The crowning touch is everybody’s favorite (including mine), Club’s award-winning special recipe tomato-based sauce.

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