Pasta does not make you fat, on the contrary! Consumed in moderation, it reduces the waistline

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Pasta does not make you fat. The confirmation of science has arrived that those who consume (without exaggerating) this food so dear to the Mediterranean diet, can continue to do so without fear of the extra pounds.

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The paste does not make you fat. It arrived there confirmation of science that those who consume (without exaggerating) this food so dear to the Mediterranean diet, can continue to do so without fear of the extra pounds.





The study that came to this conclusion was conducted at the Department of Epidemiology of the IRCCS Neuromed of Pozzilli in Molise. The sample of people taken to examination (about 23 thousand) to evaluate the effect of more or less regular and more or less moderate consumption of pasta on the waistline.

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Each participant was subjected to specific measurements: weight, height, body mass index (BMI), waist size, waist-to-hip ratio e these data were then compared with the eating habits of each, with particular attention to the consumption of daily pasta.

The conclusions are comforting for all those who just cannot give up a good plate of pasta even when they are on a diet: pasta not only does not make you fat but it can even help you stay fit provided you consume it moderately, or in one amount equivalent to 10% of daily calories, on average about 50 grams per day (not much but better than nothing!).

George Pounis, lead author of the research that saw its publication in Nutrition and Diabetes, summarized the results obtained as follows:

“The consumption of pasta, unlike what many think, is not associated with an increase in body weight. On the contrary: our data shows that eating pasta results in a healthier body mass index, a smaller abdominal circumference and a better waist-hip ratio ".

Pasta should therefore not be demonized never, not even when on a diet. As we know carbohydrates are essential for our body. Often, however, thinking of losing weight faster, we make the mistake of banning them to give more space to proteins (most of the times of animal origin) thus creating imbalances in our body which instead needs all the nutrients to function. correctly.



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If you want to get the maximum benefits from eating pasta, we advise you to choose a quality one: wholemeal, organic, better if made with ancient grain flours or with alternative cereals such as spelled. A classic tomato sauce is the ideal condiment but if you are looking for new original ideas to make your pasta delicious, check out our suggestions here.



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And if you have the time and desire, why not prepare some homemade pasta? Have you ever tried, for example, pizzoccheri made from buckwheat flour? An excellent alternative also to limit gluten a little. Here the recipe.

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