What happens if you eat pasta every day?

W​hy eating pasta everyday doesn't mean you're on the road to weight gain

2y ago

Carbs are good for you, and vital for energy. Pasta has been proven to be great, as long as it is eaten in moderation.

In 2018, researchers from St.Micheals Hospital in Toronto, Canada, reviewed existing data from 30 previous studies involving almost 2,500 people. In the studies, people opted for pasta over 12 weeks instead of other options. O​n average, participants ate 3.3 servings of pasta (1 serving equaled half a cup) every week.

T​he results showed not only did the participates not gain any weight over the 12 weeks, but on average actually lost 0.5 kilograms each!

P​asta, unlike most 'refined' carbs, has a low glycemic index (low GI), meaning it increases blood sugar levels in smaller amounts than those of a higher GI.

“The study found that pasta didn’t contribute to weight gain or increase in body fat,” said lead author Dr John Sievenpiper, a scientist working in the hospital’s clinical nutrition and risk modification centre. “In fact, analysis actually showed a small weight loss. So contrary to concerns, perhaps pasta can be part of a healthy diet such as a low GI diet.”

“In weighing the evidence, we can now say with some confidence that pasta does not have an adverse effect on body weight outcomes when it is consumed as part of a healthy dietary pattern,” said Dr Sievenpiper.

As with most things, as long as it's incorporated in a healthy, balanced diet, you can enjoy it!

W​hat are your favourite pasta dishes?

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Comments (9)

  • Fight me. That’s what I’m literally just cooking

      2 years ago
  • Pasta tastes awesome, and is a product of civilisation.

    The development of convenient carb rich food products was a major leap forward for the human race.

    It has been said that potatoes have made a greater contribution to global economic development than gold.

    Corn , wheat products , potatoes and rice are vitally important for maintaining energy levels, so that you can run a business and get rich.

    Enjoy pasta and enjoy life more .

      2 years ago
  • There's too much "mierda" (translate that) around food, especially around diets. If you are trying to lose weight then it doesn't matter too much what you eat as long as you eat less calories than you burn. Just make sure a decent percentage of that food is protein if you are also working out.

      2 years ago
  • It doesn't hold its heat well. I always find I'm eating cold pasta.

      2 years ago
  • How good is pasta though!

      2 years ago