Italians are known for many things in the world and a stereotype would even say that people from this area are most likely food lovers who eat a ton every day. Though pizza and all other good tasting food came from this country, there are many misconceptions that ought to be corrected, including pigging out.
The figure of Italians is as important as food, in fact, most food created here are out of passion for health and taste. And food family gatherings naturally long as their culture would suggest but all these truths don’t conclude that food are fattening nor is it long.
Pizza, known as one of the everyday junk food of Americans, isn’t supposedly junk according to its origins. In fact, it’s supposed to be healthy as it is mostly compromised of vegetables, bread and tomato sauce. What made it ‘junk’ are the additives added to it.
Cheese and sugar, in substantial amounts are obviously harmful to one’s health. In America, it is widely known that these two elements are already adjusted from the original recipe. Cheese has been extensively topped in the pizza while sugar is added in the sauce, sausage and salami.
Think about this, if the original pizza recipe was really fattening, then wouldn’t all Italians be obese right now? They eat both pizza and pasta every day as part of their daily diet and it did not affect them the way we expected.
To make things much more clear, the nutrition facts from two different versions of pizza are compared below. The first one is the margherita pizza, an original Italian Pizza Recipe and the other is the nutrition facts from a typical cheese pizza from a typical fast food chain in America.
As you can see, the differences are exponential and have obviously been adjusted from real food to junk! If only the original recipe was sustained, then less Americans would be obese right now!