New study says that pasta isn't making you gain weight

Georgia Reed
April 6, 2018

"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", Dr. Sievenpiper added.

A recent study conducted by the University of Toronto, Canada found that eating pasta as part of a low-GI diet can have major positive effects on one's weight and body measurements - as in, it could actually help you shed those pounds!

In fact, scientists have discovered that including pasta as part of a balanced diet may actually contribute to healthy weight loss. However, it wasn't just pasta that they were studying, as they included it as part of a diet focusing on foods that have a low glycemic index.

Pasta has been unfairly maligned, the study suggests. Now, dieters also consume it in high amount through which they can reduce a small amount of their weight.

Although it is typically thought of as a refined carbohydrate, pasta has a low-GI, which means it affects your blood sugar levels at a lower spike compared to other carbohydrate such as white bread.

Researchers studied nearly 2,500 people who switched out other "refined" carbohydrates for pasta as part of a low glycemic index diet.

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Researchers found that some participant who ate pasta along with low-GI diet actually lose their weights. Pasta is getting a good reputation.

The results of the research could also be attributed to an overall low-GI diet, but that doesn't mean that pasta is your arch nemesis if you're trying to lose weight.

They lost about one-half kilogram over a medium follow-up of 12 weeks.

They didn't find any trials focusing on pasta alone, and they suggest that future trials should be done to examine the impact of eating pasta as part of other types of healthy diets.

"If you want to lose weight, look at portion control, a diet that is tailored to your needs, and up your exercise so that you're burning off more calories than you eat".

The study's findings were contrary to the idea, so far generally accepted, that eating spaghetti, farfalle or tagliatelle would make you fat.

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