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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Is Crust pizza healthy?

While 6 of the CRUST range of pizzas have been given the Heart Foundation Tick, with 3000kJ and 80+ grams of total carbohydrate (7 slices of bread) per serve, no I would not say that CRUST is a healthy option. While they may be healthier than the standard range, or any pizza that you purchase at a take away joint, it does not mean they are a good choice overall. The issue with pizza is that it contains small mounts of protein and vegetables relative to the total carbohydrate content. Enjoy pizza occasionally from an authentic Italian place, or better still make your own delicious version on thin Mountain bread bases at home, but don’t think you are a saint simply because the one you choose a variety that has the TICK.