While pizza doesn’t have the reputation of being a healthy and productive food for you, it turns out science has its uses for the tastiest thing in the world, as long as you don’t eat too much of it.
Pizza & Beer
According to Michael Agnew of A Perfect Pint, Pizza is loaded with rich stuff, and needs a beverage partner that will scrub all that stuff away. Carbonation and hops do that extraordinarily well. (Image via Men’s Journal)
It Helps You in the Bathroom
Norovirus is also known as the stomach bug. Scientists have found out that Oregano oil has carvacrol and it can break down the virus, and in the future might be turned into a sanitizer.
Pizza in Space
NASA are going to build a 3D food printer to use in Space, and guess what’s been chosen as the first? Pizza.
Pizza & The Subway Price
It’s not entirely true anymore, but there’s been a connection between the price of a slice of pizza and the price of riding on the Subway since the 1960’s. It might not be exact science, but there’s definitely something there. (Image via amny)
Pizza, Chicago & Antioxidants
Chicago style pizza can have more antioxidants because of its oven time and crust size. Chemists found out that longer baking times increased antioxidants up to 60%, and higher oven temperatures raised them by as much as 82%. (Image via Tumblr)
It can Help Your Heart
More on the antioxidant front: Tomatoes contain Lycopene, which is an antioxidant that helps ward off heart disease among other things. Eating Lycopene-rich foods along with a small dose of oil or fat can help your body absorb it better. (Image via Clinuvel)
Pizza Tossing as a Prototype
Physicists are using the “art” of pizza tossing to help them design motors. By copying the chefs, they’ve been able to create tiny motors for brain surgery.
Hat tip: Kasia Galazka