This is an article that I had to share. Nearly everyone orders pizza some time or another, but do we really know whats in the pizza. Sure, they say they use all natural ingredients but from reading this article we know that is not the case. I know from experience because at one time, my husband and I owned a franchised pizza place that is not listed on this article. They makes their dough fresh but also uses an ingredient called Whirl. Whirl is nothing more than artificially buttered flavored vegetable oil. It’s used on the crust of the pizza and to coat the pan. It’s probably used in every pizza chain across America. It’s half the price of butter so that is why its used. I have seen it used at places that use griddles (breakfast places) to coat the griddle. When your at a restaurant that has a griddle, or grill thats visible to the public look for a clear plastic container that would be kept near. Most likely that is Whirl or something similar. Anyway, as this article shows you have to really know what your eating because it can turn into health problems later.
If You’ve Ever Eaten Pizza Before, This Will Blow Your Mind (Maybe Literally)
I love pizza! It’s one of my top favorite foods next to kale and cake. And I know I’m not the only one that loves it, either. Recently, the USDA conducted a study which revealed the enormous amount of pizza we consume in the United States. American consumption of cheese increased by nearly 30% in 10 years because the dairy industry is spending big bucks to promote pizza and partner with big chains like Dominos. Congress even voted to declare pizza a vegetable in the school lunch program. The government wants us to eat pizza – a lot of it. But there’s a lot going on behind closed doors that nobody wants us to know or talk about, and it all starts with the ingredients.
When I started researching pizza ingredients, one thing became abundantly clear. Pizza restaurants did not like the questions I was asking.
The only way to find out what may be lurking in your pizza is to review its complete ingredient list, which is often concealed from the public. I began calling the top pizza chains and easily found a couple ingredient lists online. But, when I called most pizza restaurants and began asking questions, they blatantly refused to share ingredient lists and their customer service reps were oblivious to what their ingredients were – they had no clue.
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