What Does “Gluten-Free” Pizza Mean?

Gluten Free PizzaThe term “gluten-free” has been en vogue for at least the last decade, as more and more people adopt a gluten-free diet. Surprisingly, though, many people don’t know what gluten-free means.

Gluten is a protein composite typically found in wheat, barley, rye and other things. It acts like glue in foods, helping them hold their shape.

Certain people can experience health problems if they consume gluten. For instance, there are gluten-related disorders such as gluten ataxia, dermatitis herpetiformis, celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity.

Celiac disease got attention in the press in recent years because TV hostess/commentator Elisabeth Hasselbeck (Fox & Friends, The View) has it. Her book, The G-Free Diet: A Gluten-Free Survival Guide, helped shed some light on the subject. Symptoms typically associated with Celiac disease include recurrent diarrhea, abdominal bloating, and malnutrition. For more information about Celiac disease, please visit: http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/celiac-disease/celiac-disease-symptoms#1

What happens when someone who shouldn’t have gluten ends up consuming it? Typically, they’ll experience gastrointestinal troubles. It can irritate a person’s irritable bowel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.

Some naturally gluten-free foods include meat, fish, eggs, and vegetables.

Since 2013, thanks to a FDA ruling, any product labelled gluten-free in the U.S. must not contain an ingredient that’s a gluten-containing grain or derivative thereof.

One of the most popular foods on the planet is pizza. In the Buffalo area, pizza lovers know and love Bocce Club Pizza.

Did you know Bocce Club Pizza offers gluten-free pizza? When calling to place your order, ask for that choice.

Also, if you or someone you know lives in the Buffalo area and is dealing with wheat allergies, Celiac disease and other gluten-related troubles, please check out a helpful website known as The Western New York Gluten Free Diet Support Group, available here: http://www.buffaloglutenfree.org/home.html.

Reasons to Order Pizza for Your Employees

PizzaThere’s just something about pizza that makes it the kind of food people don’t just like…they love it! Indeed, people seem to crave pizza.

In college, clubs looking for new members always use pizza as the main draw to get new people into the club. Look around a campus today and you’ll undoubtedly see advertisements for various clubs and organizations. Their meetings, if they want them to be well-attended, offer “free pizza!”

Now if you’re a business owner and you’d like to reward employees for their great work, you should consider ordering Bocce Club Pizza. Not only does pizza serve as a reward for people, but it’s also a great motivator, too. Take, for example, a study that involved employees at an Intel factory in Israel.

In this study, there were four possible scenarios involving the assembly of a certain amount of computer chips that day. One group got a message promising pizza if they reached and exceeded their goal. Another group was promised compliments. Another was promised a cash bonus. And the control group received no message– no incentive at all. So what do you think turned out to be the biggest motivator that day? You’d expect it to be cash, right? Nope! It was the promise of pizza, which increased productivity by 6.7 percent.

Employees tend to do the same things over and over, everyday. When an employer introduces pizza into the mix, it’s “nice for a change,” as the saying goes. Pizza brings people together as they all reach for a slice. It’s a communal food– the kind that can be eaten by hand or on a napkin or plate. Asking employees what particular toppings they want is also a good way to show them you care, and the nice thing about pizza is it can be customized to people’s preferences.

Reward and/or motivate your employees today by giving them a nice surprise: Bocce Club Pizza. Please call 716-833-1344 (Amherst) or 716-689-2345 (E. Amherst) to place your order today.