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Healthy Pizza. Yes, Really

May 7, 2013

Picture the average slice of pizza, tomato sauce and cheesy grease dribbling down your chin, and "healthy" may not be the word that springs to mind. Relax. Researchers in Scotland claim they've perfected a pizza that contains 30 percent of an adult's recommended daily amounts of vitamins and minerals, they tell the BBC. The pizza also has just a third of the recommended calories, protein, and carbohydrate of its regular counterpart. The pizza was developed by the aptly named Professor Mike Lean, of Glasgow University's human nutrition department, and businessman Donnie Maclean. So how did they boost the goodness in the pizza? They cut the salt content by using seaweed, used red peppers in the sauce to ramp up the vitamin C, and added other vitamins and minerals, says the BBC. We've a pizza makeover of our own (pictured) - give it a try, and see what you think. Do you have any tricks for making homemade pizza more nutritious?

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