We use our own and third-party cookies to optimize your experience on this site, including to maintain user sessions. Without these cookies our site will not function well. If you continue browsing our site we take that to mean that you understand and accept how we use the cookies. If you wish to decline our cookies we will redirect you to Google.
Already have an account? Sign in.

 Remember Me | Forgot Your Password?

“Health By Stealth” Strategy Could Lead To Nutritious Pizzas

October 31, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Most of today’s commercially available – either the frozen grocery store or fresh-baked  pizza restaurant varieties – can be considered junk food, primarily because of excess salt and saturated fat. But the basic recipe for pizza – bread, tomatoes, and a little cheese – is essentially healthy. British researchers says pizzas, and other “nutritionally dubious foods”, can be restored to healthy status by reformulating without ruining the taste. The researchers did a little experimenting, and came up with a recipe using less salt; whole wheat flour; a little Scottish seaweed for flavor, vitamin B12 and fiber, iron, vitamin A, vitamin B12 and iodine; and red peppers for vitamin C. Both children and adult taste testers “gave it the thumbs-up for taste and attractiveness”.
Emilie Combet et al., "Development of a nutritionally balanced pizza as a functional meal designed to meet published dietary guidelines", Public Health Nutrition, October 31, 2013, © Cambridge University Press
Food & Nutrition
Better For You
Dieting & Weight Control
Other Food & Nutrition
United Kingdom
Research, Studies, Advice
Developed by Yuri Ingultsov Software Lab.