The Tomato Sauce
Tomato sauce is a generally good thing! Tomatoes are high in lycopene. This carotenoid gives tomatoes their color. Lycopene appears to protect against cancers and may even slow tumor growth. Eat broccoli on your pizza for increased absorption of lycopene.
Now the bad, tomato sauce is also high in sugar – it offsets the tomato’s acidity. Sugar causes obesity and is easily stored as belly fat. It can lead to insulin intolerance and later diabetes.
Make your own tomato sauce with less sugar or go easy on the sauce.