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The Anti-Wrinkle Pizza

From the "they'll eat this up" files: A pizza from Southern Italy is said to be an anti-wrinkle pizza. The Associated Press reports that the "primula" pizza has three times the amount of fiber found in a classic pizza, along with more magnesium and iron. It's also laden with antioxidant-rich ingredients such as tomatoes, arugula, garlic, zuchinni, basil, mushrooms, carrots and spinach. And here's an odd endorsement: Apparently Pope Benedict XVI loves the stuff.

But does it work? Well, we already know that fiber is healthy (FitSugar just told me that it radically reduces your risk of breast cancer). And you don't need to be YumSugar to know that pizza is tasty, which makes you happy, which reduces stress.... But wrinkle-preventing? I don't know about that. A diet rich in antioxidants certainly is healthy, but to keep lines away, your best bet is to stay out of the sun.

haze1nut haze1nut 10 years
where's the recipe?!? is what i'd like to know :D primula??
tysontysonxv tysontysonxv 10 years
If nothing else, it'll certainly give you a load of very healthy vegetable servings.
hollybeebo hollybeebo 10 years
I've been staving off wrinkles with pizza for years! Also, I've been fighting cellulite with Ben & Jerry.
Food Food 10 years
I'll give it a try, but seriously? I think this should be filed into that too good to be true pile!
i_heart_me i_heart_me 10 years
My motto: Italians know best!
Chiquita-82 Chiquita-82 10 years
Even if i don't believe an "anti-wrinkle pizza" fact, i'd love to try it :)
nikkih nikkih 10 years
I agree with rosey that antioxidants (blueberries, dark green veggies, etc.) help prevent wrinkles. Plus, don't forget to moisturize every day! I do want to say though, if this pizza does actually work like they say...meraviglioso!!
Lissiebug Lissiebug 10 years
Even if it doesn't work, that pizza looks delicious!
rosey_y rosey_y 10 years
I'm not a scientist but I believe the benefit of antioxidants in preventing wrinkles goes something like this: antioxidants neautralise free radicals in the body. This helps to prevent wrinkles because free radicals attack the skin's naturally occurring collagen (amonst other things) which accelerates ageing process. I agree that staying out of the sun is one of the most important things to prevent wrinkles. I think a healthy diet that includes plenty of fresh fruit and vegies will inadvertantly help you age better, but that should be your whole diet, not just a certain pizza! The pizza does look yummy though, hehehe. :)
staceyleeroberts staceyleeroberts 10 years
I'm guessing it would do more good to put some of the ingredients ON your face than it would to eat them! Ha-ha. I agree w/ vienvien about the carbs and love the salad idea! Omega's are not only good good for your skin, but also your heart, etc.
vienvien vienvien 10 years
I think there's a certain truth that foods rich in anti-oxidants really prevent wrinkles. I'm just skeptic about the "dough" of the pizza because I think too much "carbs" from the dough are fattening which people who are on a diet try to evade. I have learned that if these ingredients found in the pizza are tossed in a salad mixed w/ a little bit of olive oil, it would be much better. Another anti-wrinkle diet that Dr. NV Perricone (of N.V. Pericone Skincare) recommends is having a diet filled with omega 3 fatty acids mostly from fish ----the no. is salmon. Try to read his book about this. A lot of medical journals have already attested to this omega 3 fatty acid diet that can help smooth the skin and keep wrinkles at bay.
mominator mominator 10 years
Hmm since I like pizza it well worth a try.
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 10 years
well the pizza sounds delicious. but would anyone really BELIEVE it prevents wrinkles?
Neekoh Neekoh 10 years
Sign me up! That sounds too good to be true, though...
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