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New healthy food ... Pizza ????

by Bill Osler / August 13, 2007 9:24 PM PDT

Well, maybe, but it's not your father's pizza:

New 'anti-wrinkle' pizza causes a stir with pie purists in Italy - Yahoo! News
A so-called "anti-wrinkle" pizza created by a nutritionist in southern Italy has caused a stir, with pizza purists protesting against the desecration of the national dish.

The "primula" pizza is made up of three times the amount of fibre found in a classic pizza and boasts that it contains more magnesium and iron, thanks to its ingredients, including wholemeal flour, La Stampa newspaper reported Monday.

No word on how it tastes. The Pope reportedly 'loves' it but what do Germans know about pizza?

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Fiber is good, we know,
by drpruner / August 14, 2007 1:30 AM PDT

but why does it have to be in pizza? Does the baking make a difference? Also "whole grain" is good, as well as paying attention to trace elements. All these things are available already.

BTW, Haninger will be on you in a minute. He's very pro-German. Happy

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I heard that but resisted
by Steven Haninger / August 14, 2007 1:47 AM PDT

because the worst pizza I ever had was from Carolina...well, S.C. but what's the difference. Gotta' run.....quickly. BTW, I'm more Czech and not pro-German though I did own a VW once. Happy

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by drpruner / August 14, 2007 6:37 AM PDT

Did I say that out loud? Happy

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Oh, there's nothing wrong with Germans ...
by Bill Osler / August 14, 2007 6:11 AM PDT

I just don't know whether an old German preacher is any judge of pizza.

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And rigid in his theology, as well.
by drpruner / August 14, 2007 6:43 AM PDT

German Protestants are


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Need to hurry and grab up
by Steven Haninger / August 14, 2007 1:43 AM PDT

Florida and California franchise rights. Happy

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Pizza has always been healthy
by duckman / August 14, 2007 1:46 AM PDT

Unless you eat too much of it

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That's exactly what I was going to say...
by EdH / August 14, 2007 1:49 AM PDT

must be some kind of "pack" mentality.

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(NT) *chuckle*
by duckman / August 14, 2007 2:10 AM PDT
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(NT) Indeed.
by Bill Osler / August 14, 2007 6:15 AM PDT
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I always thought it was healthier....
by Josh K / August 14, 2007 5:39 AM PDT

....than the "fast food" image it has would suggest. One slice of pizza can have nearly piece of the "food pyramid" represented. Our daughter doesn't like the taste of milk so pizza is one of the ways we get her to consume dairy products.

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Size matters ...
by Bill Osler / August 14, 2007 6:14 AM PDT

As someone else already pointed out, common sense and restraint do affect the health issues connected to pizza.

I realize that pizza has a variety of ingredients that offer various food groups, various phytonutrients and such. And it tastes good.

Still, most pizza is made with enough fat and salt that it is hard to use it as a substantial portion of a balanced diet.

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My suggestion is to make your own pizza.
by dirtyrich / August 14, 2007 7:15 AM PDT
In reply to: Size matters ...

It's easy and fun, plus you can limit the bad nutrients and maximize the good nutrients.

If you buy the dough at a supermarket, it takes all of 10-15 minutes to slap on toppings and another 15-20 minutes to cook, depending on the oven.

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I used to do that a lot ...
by Bill Osler / August 14, 2007 10:19 AM PDT

I agree that it is easy in principle to make good pizza. Somehow I was never very reliable at translating it into practice. Let's just say I'm better off in my current job than I would have been as a pizza baker. The good news is that my pizzas never tasted as bad as the looked ... but that isn't saying much since they looked pretty bad.

I eventually gave up.

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by C1ay / August 14, 2007 6:34 AM PDT

One slice of pizza is enough to push my blood sugar exceedingly high and keep it there for an extended time. I love it but the onset of diabetes removed it from my diet.

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Good thought on the dairy.
by drpruner / August 14, 2007 6:54 AM PDT

In my poverty-stricken student days, and before I was a Christian, I was a regular seller of my blood plasma. I recall the technicians telling me to eat less cheese- which I like- because it did something to my body that made the blood flow slower. I don't know if that was true, or if they said it because it took them longer to take my pint. I eat lots of cheese now in my old age, and my ticker keeps on ticking. (Wait ... let me check ... Yep, it's OK)

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Sure you got some good steaks down there....
by Terry Browne / August 14, 2007 3:41 PM PDT

but don't you miss Lombardi's, Grimaldi's, Totonno's and Di Fara's? Those ovens are still going hot here...


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