I love pizza, but, come on, who the hell doesn't? All that melty cheese, the crispy crust and don't even get me started on all that goodness of the sauce. Pizza is a gift, and it's no wonder why we all love it so much.
Apparently, though, millennials love the stuff a little too much. That's according to a new study from Aviva's Health Check UK report, via The Telegraph, which reports that those between the ages of 18 and 35 are ordering up to ten pizzas a month—which is five times that of people over the age of 55.
While ordering takeout is convenient, doing so is bad for both cost and health reasons, which is what Dr. Doug Wright, a Medical Director at Aviva UK Health, is most concerned with, via The Telegraph.
"We all love a takeaway now and again, and it’s really convenient to be able to get food delivered direct to the sofa after a busy day. But with our data showing that young adults are eating takeaways far more regularly than older generations, it’s important to spread the message that takeaways should be enjoyed in moderation.
“Many of our favorite choices contain a high calorie count, and could mean we hit our salt, sugar and fat allowances for the day, in just one meal. Good nutrition is a cornerstone of overall health and feelings of wellness, so these types of treats need to be regarded as just that – an occasional indulgence.”
Key word from Dr. Wright, guys? Occasional.
Seems that may have been lost on the millennial generation, because 10 pizzas per month is absolutely absurd.