Finally, Proof That Leftover Pizza Is (Almost) Good For You

The New Year’s diet step that won’t bust a gut

It may only be 6 January, but our interest in all things “fitness” is already showing cracks.

Think about it: your partner is living off kale and rhubarb smoothies, your mates are wearing their running shoes to the pub and your colleagues are expounding the virtues of veganism to anyone who’ll listen.

Luckily, scientists have been on the case, presenting new evidence that you don’t necessarily have to cut down on those takeaways to lose weight. The key? Leave that pizza or pasta until the next day.

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The breakthrough is the revelation that once a “soft” food (think pasta, bread) has been cooked and left to cool, it undergoes a change which makes it much harder to digest, meaning we pick up less calories than we would if we’d forced down that final slice of double pepperoni the previous evening. Plus, it’s a well-known fact that pizza tastes better the next day. Clutching at straws has never tasted better.


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