Banters, cover your eyes. The Independent reported on a Canadian study that found that pasta might be beneficial to weight loss. Though this seems to contradict practically everything we’ve ever been taught about carbohydrates, it actually makes a lot of sense. Pasta is a low-GI food, meaning it’s more slowly digested and keeps you full for longer.
It’s not quite open season on carbs, though. The 2 488 participants in the study followed a low-GI diet in general, meaning they didn’t eat any refined sugar or carbs like white bread. Still, by eating an approximate 3,3 portions of pasta a week, they managed to lose weight.
“The study found that pasta didn’t contribute to weight gain or increase in body fat,” said Dr John Sievenpiper, consultant physician at Toronto’s St Michael’s Hospital and lead author of the study. (Memorise this so you can quote it back to whichever pasta shamer doesn’t want you to order that spag bol at dinner.)
As with all revolutionary studies like this one, further research and evidence is needed before pastas officially join the health food aisle. However, here at Eat Out HQ we may just begin our own research. For the science.
Always consult a qualified medical professional before embarking on any nutritional programme.