Ordering a pizza is a quick way to get your hands on a healthy, complete meal. Many pizza toppings offer health benefits that can add something to your pizza experience. If you're craving a slice, why not go the extra mile and try something new?


When mushrooms are exposed to daylight, they are one of the few nondairy sources of vitamin D. You only need to eat three button mushrooms in order to get your daily requirement of vitamin D. Mushrooms also contain choline, which helps to maintain cellular membrane structure and also helps to keep chronic inflammation at bay. If you want to try them on your pizza, the classic combo of mushrooms and pepperoni is always a winner. If you want to try something a little different, try mushrooms with caramelized onions and provolone.

Bell Peppers

Bell peppers are high in vitamins A and C, and are full of antioxidants. Vitamin A and lutein work to protect your eyesight from macular degeneration and cataracts. While vitamin C is an important part of your immune system and keeps your skin looking young. Try a mixture of bell peppers on a pizza with white sauce, and top it off with some chicken, red onion and feta.


Olives are filled with health benefits. Rich in iron and vitamin E, olives can help keep the fatigue of anemia at bay. In addition to their high iron content, the polyphenols in olives have antimicrobrial properties that can combat the bacteria that cause stomach ulcers. These polyphenols can protect against eight strains of ulcer causing bacteria. Try pairing Kalamata olives with bacon for a deliciously salty pizza with fruity notes.


Pineapple is home to an enzyme called bromelain. Bromelain works to combat inflammation and can combat swelling, bruising and reduce the healing time of injuries. If you're looking for an alternative to pineapple and ham, give pineapple and jalapeno a try. Both pineapple and jalapeno have anti-inflammatory properties to help keep your aches and pains at bay.


Spinach is high in potassium, which is good news if you have high blood pressure. The potassium in spinach works to lower blood pressure by combating sodium in the blood. Spinach is also high in vitamin K which prevents bone fractures by aiding in the bone's absorption of calcium. Spinach works great in an alternative take on a traditional margherita pizza with basil, tomatoes, mozzarella and feta.

Head out to a local pizza joint,like Nitza's Pizza - The Original pizza, if you're craving pizza.