Calling all carb-lovers! Get the celebratory carbonara ready because a new study has just revealed that your favourite Italian meal is not actually as fattening as you have been led to believe.
For far too long the world has been obsessed with cutting carbs, with health experts and hoards of celebrities advocating for low-carb or carb-free diets such as the Atkins, Paleo and gluten-free.
A new study conducted by the Department of Epidemiology, I.R.C.C.S. Neuromed in Pozzilli, Italy, has found that consumption of pasta has actually been associated with a decrease in BMI and a reduced likelihood of obesity.
“Our data shows that enjoying pasta according to individuals’ needs contributes to a healthy body mass index, lower waist circumference, and better waist-hip ratio,” wrote first author of the paper, George Pounis.
“By analyzing anthropometric data of the participants and their eating habits 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 that analysed 23,000 people has found that banning pasta from our diets is completely unnecessary and providing it is consumed in moderation, it can act as a delicious part of a healthy diet.
Thank you science, you have made my day.
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