Pizza Nutritional Facts Video

American's easily devour 350 slices per second in a given day. But somewhere between the brick ovens of Italy and the delivery cars of America, some pieces of the pie went missing. Here today to discuss the best and worst pizzas in America is Anna...
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Rhiannon Ally: With 69,000 pizza joint scattered all across the US, Americans easily devour 350 slices per second in any given day, but somewhere between the break ovens of Italy and the delivery cars here in America, some of the pieces of the perfect pie went missing. Here today to discuss the best and the worst pizzas in America is Anna Maltby, contributing editor Eat this not that 2010. Hello Anna. Anna Maltby: Hi Rhiannon Ally: Okay we’re talking pizza today and it smells wonderful in there, but not all pizzas are created equal. Anna Maltby: That’s right, you really have to know to make the right choice. Rhiannon Ally: Okay, so how do we know, show us what we’re doing here, the good and the bad, and the ugly. Anna Maltby: So 0032 first in pizza because its kind of the easiest thing to do— Rhiannon Ally: Yeah grab one at the store, put in— Anna Maltby: But the problem is you don’t know what’s lurking and there’s a lot of baked ingredients. So for this Celeste cheese pizza. Rhiannon Ally: This little one here in the end, okay. Anna Maltby: Yeah, the problem is not the calories and fat, I mean you can tell its small, its not really going to do that much damage, but— Rhiannon Ally: Okay, what’s the problem? Anna Maltby: So the second ingredient on the list is imitation of mozzarella cheese and the problem there is what that is mostly made of is partially hydrogenated soybean oil or trans fat. So this—yeah exactly, it has two days worth of trans fat and just one little tiny pizza. Rhiannon Ally: Okay, so what shall we get instead? Anna Maltby: We Kashi frozen pizzas, they’re healthy they have a great deal of fiber in the crust and the key is it’s a very thin crust, so its— Rhiannon Ally: And it honestly looks better. Anna Maltby: And this is the roasted vegetable, its really good. So you’re going to save all that trans fat and not to mention some calories and fat as well. Rhiannon Ally: Okay now this one looks delicious I have to say, but I have a feeling its not going to be good for me. Anna Maltby: That’s right it’s the Papa John's Pan Crust Garden Fresh, I mean it sounds healthy, but the point is you can’t just cover something in veggies and they get healthy. This actually has about 750 calories and 40 grams of fat, just in these two slices. Rhiannon Ally: Just in this two slices? Anna Maltby: Yeah, in fact that’s mini calories as eight rice crispy treats. Rhiannon Ally: So I can eat this whole plate, and it would equal these two slices of pizza? Anna Maltby: Exactly. Rhiannon Ally: Okay, so what do we eat instead? Anna Maltby: Actually just get the thin crust. It’s going to save you about 300 calories. If you do that just once a week, you’re going to save five pounds in a year. If you do it everyday, you’re going to save about 30 pounds. Rhiannon Ally: Wow, 30 pounds. Okay what do we have here? Anna Maltby: Well this is actually a worst pizza in America, it’s the Deep Dish Chicago Classic individual size pizza. Rhiannon Ally: The worst in America and it has a lot of sodium you say? Anna Maltby: Actually yes it has 5,000 milligrams of sodium which as many as 27 small bags of Lays potato chips. Rhiannon Ally: You can eat this whole thing of chips, and have the same amount of sodium, that’s insane. Anna Maltby: That’s right. Rhiannon Ally: So instead, if you’re at or no. Anna Maltby: The cheese and tomato flat bread pizza, its going to save you almost 2000 calories and a lot of that sodium. Rhiannon Ally: All right. Thank you so much Anna, and whether you are a pizza junkie, a candy lover or a fast food addict looking to explore your healthier options, pick up a copy of Eat this not that 2010. It is available now.

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