Nutrient-Dense Pizza?

Go ahead. Finish your double-take. Then quietly mouth the phrase, “What the?” Don’t worry, I had the same reaction, and so did Diet-Blog. Apparently both Glamour magazine and Men's Health recommend Domino's Pizza as “health food”. Diet-Blog isn't buying it:
Domino's list the following "facts" about their pizza:
  • Pizza is essentially a meal in itself, as you can find foods from the four basic food groups in one slice.
  • A crunchy thin crust Domino's pizza contains less than half the carbohydrates of Domino's classic hand-tossed pizza.
  • None of the core products on Domino's menu (pizza, bread side items, chicken) contain trans fats.
  • Customers seeking a healthier pizza have the option of ordering their pizza with a lighter portion of cheese.
  • The tomatoes in pizza sauce contain lycopene, which helps protect against prostate cancer. Tomatoes are also an excellent source of vitamins A and C.
I had to laugh at the first "fact" - it reads like a joke.
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peter bircsak - January 19, 2007 9:36 AM

Most people have a lack of understanding of nutrition and what makes the human body function well and be healthy. Nutrient density is such a simple concept and yet it is alien even to many doctors. If you look at the comments part of the following article it really drives that point home. http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/801876/pop_fans_pour_it_on_in_the_morning/index.html

Michael - January 19, 2007 10:56 AM

You think that's funny, wait 'til you hear this! My health teacher used the first "fact" as a way to teach us how pizza was actually health food! This was in the '80's, though little seems to have changed since then.

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