Pizza has been on our minds a lot lately.
After publishing the 2010 Pizza Franchise Report earlier this summer, it really focused our minds on pizza and its various benefits. As a lifelong pizza lover, I’d never really considered the health advantages of pizza before. In fact, I basically considered them to be about nil. I always figured that, while healthier than deep-fried food, pizza isn’t exactly diet material.
But I have had my mind changed by a recent study. The London newspaper The Guardian have published findings of an Italian study which says pizza is actually good for you. Silvano Gallus of Milan’s Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche has been studying the healthy benefits of pizza over the last decade and he claims that eating pizza actually can prevent some cancers and heart disease.
There’s one caveat, of course: "Pizza may in fact merely represent a general indicator of the so-called Mediterranean diet, which has been shown to have potential health benefits," each study says.
We’ve seen in the past that coffee has health benefits, and now add pizza franchises to that list. While pizza may not save your life, pizza lovers out there will be happy to know that it does do some good.