The old theory about how to have ‘healthier’ pizza is actually TRUE

We love pizza as much as the next girl but we tend to get a little but put off when we release there’s a grease filled swimming pool sitting on our next slice.

Trying to blot it off with tissue generally seems like a futile attempt at salvaging any hope of maintaining any of the goodness left. However, it turns out that our efforts may not be in vain.

Scientists put the grease removal technique to the test and their results have definitely made our day.

A dietician at Top Balance Nutrition put it simply and confirmed that “removing grease of oil from any product or any dish is going to reduce the calories.”

One study has revealed that blotting excess grease from your pizza can potentially remove up to 14 per cent of total fat and 17 per cent of the saturated fat. That’s an awful lot of calories to cut down on.

The Georgia-Pacific Health Smart Institute are not the first people to come to this conclusion. In 2013, Food Detectives put it to the test and discovered that blotting will reduce the damage of every pizza slice by up to 3.5 grams of oil.

Keep in mind that not all pizzas are created equal, and sometimes that oil is there for a good reason (flavour being the main one). There’s also the risk of going overboard on the blotting and removing any sauce that may have gone on top of the cheese, or indeed any actual toppings.

While life is definitely better without excess unhealthy fat and oils in our diet, it is also very boring without any flavour.

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