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Pizza Packed Full of Nutritional Goodness

16 years, 11 months ago

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Posted on Oct 10, 2002, 5 a.m. By Bill Freeman

Next time you order pizza don't feel too guilty, nutritionists believe that the Italian food's reputation as junk food is a little unfair. Pizza is an acceptable food choice because you get almost every food group, except maybe fruit -- and if you get a Hawaiian pizza, you even get that. Says Connie Diekman, a spokesperson for the American Dietary Association.

Next time you order pizza don't feel too guilty, nutritionists believe that the Italian food's reputation as junk food is a little unfair. Pizza is an acceptable food choice because you get almost every food group, except maybe fruit -- and if you get a Hawaiian pizza, you even get that. Says Connie Diekman, a spokesperson for the American Dietary Association. Nutritionists evaluate food by comparing calorific content with nutritional value and in these terms, pizza can be regarded as a good source of protein, vitamin-B, vitamin-C, and calcium. The only downside to the food is its fat content, however, experts say that up to 14% of total fat and 17% of cholesterol can be removed by simply patting the surface of the pizza with an absorbent paper towel!

SOURCE/REFERENCE: Reported by www.yahoo.com on the 13th December 2000

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