Great news, eating pizza could help you ward off prostate cancer
Do you love pizza? If so, we’d like to present you with the greatest health news of all time: eating pizza could help you to ward off prostate cancer. Yes, really.
The Irish Daily Mirror reports that chowing down on pizza topped with oregano could stop you from developing prostate cancer – a disease which kills at least 10,000 men every single year.
There’s been a lot of controversy regarding the health benefits of pizza in recent weeks. First, America wanted to list it as a vegetable because apparently all that tomato and such is great for your body (awesome!).
Then health experts warned that the average takeaway pizza contains pretty much ALL of your daily salt intake (not so awesome). Who are we supposed to believe?
Well, given the fact that we love pizza, we’re inclined to just ignore the bad stuff and focus on the virtues of this delicious, and “healthy,” food…
Anyway, a group of researchers at Long Island University in the USA have only gone and discovered that a compound found in oregano (the herb that nearly every pizza in the world is topped with) actually causes cancer cells to shrivel up and die. The technical term that they used was that it causes cancer to “commit suicide.” Ah, science.
“We know that oregano possesses anti-bacterial as well as anti-inflammatory properties. Its effects on cancer cells really elevate it to the level of a super-spice like turmeric,” said Dr Supriya Bavadekar, a professor involved in the research.
“This super-spice may represent a very promising therapy for patients with prostate cancer,” Dr Bavadekar added.
But that’s not all. Science has already proved that eating pizza can cut the risk of cancer due to a special healthy substance that is found in tomato sauce.
So if you want to get all the health benefits, without the expanding waistline, how about learning to make your own pizza? You’ll get rid of the crazy amounts of salt and you’ll be able to cover it in tomato sauce, oregano and anything else that will keep your health up to scratch.