Pasta Won't Make You Gain Weight

Carbs have received a bit of a bad rap in recent years, but we're hoping a new study is about to change that.

Research out of Italy confirms pasta won't make you gain weight. In fact, it may even do the opposite!

The study conducted by Neuromed and published in the Nutrition & Diabetes journal examined the diets of over 23,000 people, and ultimately concluded that pasta is a vital part of the very healthy (and slimming) Mediterranean diet.

When part of a diet rich in fish, vegetables, olive oil and whole grains, your weight should not be affected by how much pasta you consume. 

Eating pasta was actually associated with lower obesity rates and a healthy body mass index (BMI). 

"We have seen that consumption of pasta, contrary to what many think, is not associated with an increase in body weight, rather the opposite," the study's lead author George Pounis said.

"Our data show that enjoying pasta according to individuals' needs contributes to a healthy body mass index, lower waist circumference and better waist-hip ratio."

Keen to get stuck in to some pasta? Try these delicious recipes: 

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