Well, there a little more to it than that, but a recent study has decidedly given the pizza a pass while declaring the true health war against high sugar foods. The study, that took place at UC San Francisco and Touro University California, finds that foods that are high in calories, but low in sugar – like pizza – are healthier than high-calorie foods that are high in sugar.
Let’s break it down.
The study examined the diets of 43 overweight children for nine days, during which time researchers slowly swapped the children’s sugar snacks for snacks that had lower sugar content but were still high-calorie.
So instead of something like dessert or pop, these lucky guinea pigs were given pizza or other savory foods that weren’t total sugar bombs.
What did they find?
Well, kids who were giddy about free pizza and candy for one, but also that when the children ate high-calorie snacks with lower sugar, their overall health improved. In some instances, the low sugar diet resulted in weight loss.
So pizza is healthy! Sort of…
Of course, you should also add fruits, vegetables, exercise, and moderation with everything. But for now, just rejoice in the fact that Pizza doesn’t just like happiness, but also the sweet-savory taste of scientific justification.