Pizza lovers rejoice! Turns out that all those slices you're pigging out on are actually good for you.
According to Health magazine, Italian researches have found evidence that people who regularly eat pizza have healthier hearts than those who don't. And if you're smart about what toppings you put on it, you'll boost your ability to fend off not only heart disease - but cancer, too!
The researchers studied nearly 1000 people and found that those who ate 4 to 5 slices of pizza a week were 56% less likely to have a heart attack than those who never ate it. And just 2 to 3 slices a week lowered their risk by 36%.
Also, the pizza-eaters got fewer digestive tract cancers.
Study leader Silvano Gallus says pizza ingredients like olive oil, tomatoes and mozzarella cheese contain heart healthy nutrients, and that probably explains the benefits.
But there is a catch. You have to avoid the fatty toppings, like sausage, pepperoni and extra cheese. But if you load up your pizza with veggies, and ask for just a sprinkle of mozzarella, you'll be giving your mouth and your heart a real treat!