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World's First Prebiotic Pizza

(NEW ORLEANS) – New Orleans-based World’s Healthiest Pizza has developed the worlds first prebiotic pizza that naturally activates our immune system, increases calcium absorption and promotes optimal intestinal health.

Prebiotics are natural dietary fibers that are commonly found in artichokes, bananas, leek, garlic, onions, and chicory. Soluble prebiotic fibers, known scientifically as inulin and fructo-oligosaccharides, have been shown in numerous clinical trials to selectively promote the growth of beneficial intestinal flora such as bifidobacterium and lactobacillus that in turn fortify our natural resistance to unhealthy bacteria. Consumers are becoming more familair with these “healthy” bacteria through the increased consumption of yogurt that has been fortified with them.

The selective growth of “healthy” probiotic bacteria in the intestinal system by prebiotics (food for bacteria) is gaining wide use in the food industry – but World’s Healthiest Pizza is the first pizza company to build a product around the health benefits associated with the growth of good bacteria.

According to co-founder Jeff Leach “the prebiotic effect of our pizza, coupled with the multi-grain crust of 10 different seeds and grains and low fat cheese, has the potential to turn the negative perception of pizza on its head and in fact, we have created a product that tastes great and that can be part of any consumers healthy lifestyle.” Leach further say’s “the pizza industry as a whole treats health as a vague and abstract concept that is unachievable  – which could not be further from the truth. The industry needs to work a little harder and start caring about its customers a little – owning some of our national issues of obesity and diabetes, in which it contributes to. Once that happens, creating healthier alternatives – something the consumer is seeking – is not that much of a stretch.”

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Each slice of World’s Healthiest Pizza contains 2 to 5 grams of prebiotic fiber – depending on the size of the pizza.