Mention food diets and normally the heart sinks. If that’s you, you’re in for a treat as a new pizza claims to be better for you than a salad.
The brain child of a professor of human nutrition, it is totes as being the world’s healthiest pizza as well as being the only ready meal that is nutritionally balanced.
The Eat Balanced pizza, comes in three flavours, and has vitamin and mineral-rich ingredients such as ground seaweed and red pepper mixed into its flour base and tomato sauce.
Obesity expert Professor Mike Lean concocted the product due to concerns that supermarket ready meals and pizzas don’t meet our body’s demands.
Usually, most pizzas are high in both salt and fat as well as lacking vitamins and minerals. The frozen Eat Balanced pizzas, which went on sale this week, have within them 47 nutrients essential for health – and all in the right amounts.
Professor Lean, said, “This is the only nutritionally-balanced ready meal anywhere. Nobody has previously designed a meal which has got everything in the right proportions. I’m pretty proud of it.”
The pizzas, which cost around £3.50 have been analysed to be healthier than shop-bought salads which tend to be high in carbohydrates and fat while being low in protein and missing key vitamins and minerals.
Professor Lean added, “Find me a salad that matches up to the Eat Balanced pizza. I haven’t been able to find one yet.”