Scottish scientists created a pizza that has 30% of your daily recommended nutrients. You can eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for a complete day’s worth
“A Scottish nutritionist has teamed up with an entrepreneur to produce what they claim are the first nutritionally balanced pizzas.
The pizzas are said to contain 30% of an adult’s guideline daily amount of vitamins and minerals.
They are also said to have a third of the recommended amount of calories, protein and carbohydrate.
The pizzas were created by Mike Lean, of Glasgow University, and businessman Donnie Maclean.
Prof Lean, of the university’s human nutrition department said the idea was born out of frustration.
Each pizza gives a complete meal, with all the nutrients in it”
He said: “”If 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.”””