If you crave carbonara and salivate over spaghetti, you’re going to like this news.
A new study has shown that eating pasta doesn’t make you pile on the pounds – rather the opposite.
The research, published in the journal Nutrition and Diabetes, analysed the eating habits of over 23,000 people.
It found that eating pasta contributed to a healthy BMI, lower waist circumference and better waist-hip ratio.
“Pasta is often considered not adequate when you want to lose weight, and some people completely ban it from their meals,” said Licia Lacoviello, Head of the Laboratory of Molecular and Nutritional Epidemiology at Neuromed Institute.
“In light of this research, we can say that this is not a correct attitude.
“The Mediterranean diet, consumed in moderation and respecting the variety of all its elements (pasta in the first place), is good for your health”.
Well, we know what we’re having for dinner tonight…