There’s hardly anyone on this planet who does not crave for the divinely taste of pizza, irrespective of the toppings. If you crave for pizza every other day, we do not blame you! It’s a staple in a lot of western countries due to its irresistible taste, and we all know how hard it is to stop at just one slice, most of us reach out for the second and third slices as well. In fact, the secret ingredient in pizza, “glutamate,” stimulate our tastebuds to a great degree and we crave for more! Glutamate has a rich and savoury taste which can trigger the tastebuds and increase our cravings for this fast food. But as we all know, pizza is not exactly a weight-loss friendly food since it is high in calories, sodium, and saturated fat and can easily push us into calorie surplus, leading to weight gain. But hey, don’t worry, there are certain ways that you can indulge in pizza once a week, just remember to read through 12 Secrets for Eating Pizza Without Gaining Weight. Now that we have established about how amazingly tasty pizza is and how it’s totally okay to indulge in it once in a while (yes, even on a weight loss diet such as on Rati Beauty), there’s something else you should be worried about more – and it’s the box in which your delicious pizza comes packed in! The pizza box may actually sabotage your weight loss goals, surprised? Let’s find out how that can happen:
If the pizza box is made of recycled material, chances are high that toxic ingredients like dyes and other toxic ingredients would leach into the pizza when it is heated at a high temperature. Diisobutyl phthalate, which is a known endocrine disruptor and can lead to weight gain, is commonly found in recycled pizza boxes.
Additionally, some pizza boxes have a coating of perfluoroalkyl ethyl that causes inflammation in the body, (Why Inflammation Might be the Reason you are not Losing Weight), a major factor leading to obesity, and also lower metabolism.
Summing up, we would advice you guys to bake your own pizza and if it’s not possible, avoid takeout boxes and food wrappers where there are high chances of certain obesogens getting into the food and thus interfering with hormonal function and also lowering metabolism, making it a bit difficult to drop extra pounds.
So, stay cheesy and say yes to healthy pizzas on weekends and “no” to boxes and wrappers.