Why Blotting Pizza With A Napkin Is A Wise Idea (Hint: A Smaller Spare Tire)

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Ever seen those wierdos who use a napkin to dab at their pizza to soak up oil? Turns out, those wierdos were onto something, according to research from LabDoor magazine. The average American wolfs down about 23 pounds of pizza every year, which explains why the average American is in such tremendous physical shape.

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The simple act of dabbing the napkin to remove some of the grease can save up to 6,600 calories consumed per year (about the same as 20 slices). All told, the dab technique removes about 76.5 calories and 4.5 grams of fat. In other words, that caloric savings adds up for those of you who take down more than one slice.

According to Mental Floss:

With an average slice of cheese pizza weighing in at 272 calories, blotting off 35 calories per piece equals a 13% reduction. Nutrition-savvy readers might recognize that 35 calories also equates to 1/100th of 3,500 calories: the number doctors generally agree equals one pound of human fat.

The study also concluded that pizza made with freshly made cheese and sauce didn’t suffer from the same oil slick that the pizzas made with processed ingredients suffered from. Also, they tasted less like a rubber boot*. For those who refuse to dab, you can fold the za and allow the grease to drip off of it in a similar fashion to how you allow urine to dribble out of your spout during the concluding moments of a long urination. Why did we bring urine into an article on pizza? We’re awful people.

For those who refuse to dab, you can fold the za and allow the grease to drip off of it in a similar fashion to how you allow urine to dribble out of your spout during the concluding moments of a long urination. Why did we bring urine into an article on pizza? We’re awful people.

*Not included in the study.

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