Eating Pasta Is Linked to Weight Loss, According to a New Study

Eating Pasta Is Linked to Weight Loss, According to a New Study

Eating Pasta Is Linked to Weight Loss, According to a New Study

Whether its boozing on prosecco and gin, or binging on Maccie D's, it's not good for us.

The study investigated the carbohydrate-heavy food's influence on weight gain by studying nearly 2,500 participants who ate pasta instead of other forms of carbs.

The study, which was published in BMJ Open, looked at the impact of eating pasta on body weight and BMI on 2,488 participants.

The reason? Most types of pasta have a lower glycemic index (GI) than other starchy foods like white bread, and it actually has a similar GI to foods like barley, legumes, and steel cut oats. It's like music to our ears.

Pasta does not necessarily pack on the pounds and could even aid with weight loss when eaten as part of a healthy diet, Canadian researchers said.

Eating Pasta Is Linked to Weight Loss, According to a New Study

Dr John Sievenpiper, clinician scientist and lead author of the study, said: "The study found that pasta didn't contribute to weight gain or increase in body fat".

Researchers assessed 30 randomized control trials with almost 2,500 participants who followed what was a health low glycemic-index (GI) diet, and ate about 3.3 servings of pasta each week instead of other forms of carbohydrates.

"In fact, analysis actually showed a small weight loss".

As Dr Sievenpiper explained, the weight loss happened when pasta was eaten alongside low-GI foods, which generally includes fruits, vegetables, beans and low fat dairy foods.

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