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Scottish team invent world’s first healthy pizza

July 3, 2012 by Ian  
Filed under All News, Featured News, General News

Fancy a pizza but watching your calorie intake? Here’s presenting the world’s first healthy pizza! Aimed at providing nutritional balance, the Eat Balance pizza range takes the guilt out of indulging in the iconic Italian delight!

Created by Scottish entrepreneur Donnie Mclean in association with Glasgow University’s nutrition expert Professor Mike Lean, the low fat pizza is already grabbing headlines. Boasting key ingredients such as seaweed and pepper, and containing a third of the recommended calorie, protein and carbohydrate intake, the Eat Balance pizza range was born out of frustration. Professor Lean explains: “f you go along to a supermarket or a restaurant and buy a meal, then somebody should have thought about it nutritionally.

“We’ve recently studied ready meals produced by the top five supermarkets in Scotland – common foods eaten in huge numbers – and they’re hopelessly unbalanced.

“They contain as much salt as you should have in a whole day or more. They contain as much saturated fat as you should have in a whole day or more. The nutrients we need every day are absent from these meals. Nobody has thought about it. So I got together with Donnie to try to do this.”

The nine-inch pizzas are available in three options – cheese and tomato, spicy chicken, and ham and pineapple. The pizza replaces salt with seaweed and boosts vitamin content making for a healthy fast food alternative.

The duo have already struck deals with two national supermarket chains to stock their new pizza range and aim to get their pizzas on the shelf by September this year.

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