Pizza Lovers rejoice!

Mike Lean, a Glasgow University professor, has crafted the first nutritionally balanced pizza! By “nutritionally balanced,” Mike is referring to the fact that his pizza contains around 30% of adult’s recommended calories, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.

Mike achieved this by making some very simple substitutions. For instance, to decreases the sodium content, he used seaweed to displace salt. In addition, he stirred a bunch of red pepper in with the pizza to kick up the vitamin C content! He also supplemented the pizza with iodine, vitamin B12, magnesium, potassium, vitamin A and all the other goodies that our bodies need.

This pizza does sound like a great idea since Americans eat over 100 acres of pizza per day! Mike is planning to release his pizza rendition later this year in the UK, and around the world next year.

However, this still doesn’t mean that you can eat pizza for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Yes, it may provide you with all the essential nutrients… but, what dietary standards form the basis of Mike’s claims? Since Mike’s down in Scotland, their food guide may differ from Canada’s. Besides, a varied diet is the best way to get all nutrients your body needs to thrive!

Mike and his team isn’t stopping at pizza, though. Already, they’re working on health-ifying curry, and later fish and chips.

PS. Does anyone else find his last name so fitting?! 


Sources:

Gizmodo
http://gizmodo.com/5923097/scientist-creates-pizza-healthy-enough-to-eat-3-times-a-day-every-day

BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-18663969

  • kirtinag

    I make my own with pita bread, some low-sodium, no-sugar spaghetti sauce, some low fat/sodium cheese, some chredded chicken, mushrooms, onions and peppers..popped in the oven YUMMY
    http://www.oliviapizza.co.uk/

    • Truer words were never spoken!I’m a big fan of pizza AND sex but on a night after an epecsially tiring, busy day at work? The pizza wins. And aren’t almost all work days tiring and busy? ;)