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This Is How Eating A Single Slice Of Pizza Affects Your Health!

October 16, 2015 2 min read

Who doesn't love to indulge in a greasy slice of pizza every now and then? It seems to be more popular than ever (and maybe even a huge social media trend) to binge out on pizza and be unashamed of your love of the stuff. But pizza is hiding some major health secrets and (surprise!) they're not the good kind. This infographic, courtesy of Cosmopolitan, breaks down the nutritional facts of your favourite pizza brands. pizza calorie count Here is what happens to your body just moments after consuming a slice of pepperoni and cheese.

Instantly After Eating Pizza:

Once you've downed your first slice, your body begins its digestive processes. Digestive enzymes are released and follow your pizza as it enters the esophagus and into your stomach. The enzymes break down your food into simple sugars known as glucose, which actually provides fuel for your muscles to fire.

10 Minutes After Eating Pizza:

Your body is hungry for the energy from the slice, but before the simple sugars that were just created can hit your bloodstream, your pizza toppings must be digested. Your body is always eager to burn carbs, but takes its time with fats (things like cheese and pepperoni). Also, the gluten from the crust and gooey cheese begin to cause belly bloat within the first 15 minutes of consumption, and may cause gas.

20 Minutes After Eating Pizza:

Now the carbs are released into your blood, and your pancreas seeps in some insulin to help your body manage all the simple sugar. Still, pizza can spike your blood sugar and over time, this process can lead to inflammation. Inflammation leads to severe heart conditions, circulation issues and allergies. As your blood sugar rises, your body wants to signal your brain that it's had enough so it releases the appetite squashing hormone, leptin.

30 Minutes After Eating Pizza:

If you stopped at one slice, you should feel fine. But if you kept eating, you may feel sluggish and bloated. Your belly is still attempting to digest the fat you consumed, which can either end up as fuel or stored in cells (causing weight gain). Overtime, high fat content in your blood can lead to high levels of bad cholesterol, poor circulation and clogged arteries. This is why neglecting a nutritional diet can result in cardiovascular troubles and even death.

An Hour After Eating Pizza:

As the fat travels through your blood, the vessels constrict and increase the risk of blood clotting. This risk becomes higher if you have diabetes, are overweight or smoke. The cheese and pepperoni are triggers for serotonin release, making you feel happy and sleepy. Eventually your blood sugar levels come back down to normal, which can cause a crash in energy and surge of appetite. This is the time when you probably will go looking the pizza box for a second helping. Skyrocketing and plummeting blood sugar can be the cause of cravings and, eventually, weight gain. Are you a pizza fan? How do you curb your cravings? Source: Cosmopolitan Do you follow us on Instagram? [caption id="attachment_113860" align="alignnone" width="100"]snapchat code @BodyRockTV[/caption]  

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