Skip to comments.Eat away: Italian study shows pasta doesn't make you fat
Posted on 07/06/2016 2:50:46 AM PDT by Olog-hai
If youve banished pasta from your kitchen cupboard in the hope of squeezing into last years Speedos or bikini before your summer holidays, youre making a terrible mistake.
An Italian study, published in the journal Nutrition and Diabetes this month, reveals for the first time a link between how much pasta you eat and how slim you are likely to be. [ ]
Our findings show a negative association of pasta consumption with general and central obesity, the authors wrote. In short: the more you eat pasta, the less you are likely to be overweight.
(Excerpt) Read more at thelocal.it ...
And, in similar news, the Chinese Food Institute has discovered that Chinese food keeps you full, is most nourishing and is the best value.
So says a study paid for by Barilla, the pasta manufacturer!
Carbs increase When people eat a food containing carbohydrates, the digestive system breaks down the digestible ones into sugar, which enters the blood.
Blood sugar levels rise.
Powerful spikes in blood sugar can lead to an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and overweight. There is also preliminary work linking high-glycemic diets to age-related macular degeneration, ovulatory infertility, and colorectal cancer.
“Everything you see I owe to spaghetti” she told the world, and pointed out in her book Sophia Loren on Beauty.
I use a low carb diet regularly to keep my weight down and pasta IS NOT included.
Occasionally adding a small amount of pasta probably wouldn't hurt but who wants a tiny serving of pasta. And it's nutritional value is nil compared to beans, veggies or fruits.
Either of you guys Italian or eaten in Italy?
They eat NOTHING near the portions we do here, and there are lighter pastas that are not made for America because we like to get stuffed full.
I could have told the results of this study before it came out.
But ignorance is bliss.
As a life long combatant in the battle of the bulge, I’ve come to a simple conclusion. It is processed foods that lead to obesity. (Pasta being such a food.) If you look at the eating plans that work for people, low carb, paleo, vegetarian, nutritarian, ketogenic, etc., none include processed foods. On all these plans, you primarily eat real food; fruits, vegetables, meat, eggs.
At this point, I primarily eat a plant based diet as my battle of the bulge has now become a battle with cholesterol. A battle I am winning on a plant based diet.
Aside, I now have a simple rule. When you cook, your ingredients should not have ingredients, i.e. not processed. If you stick to that, you can pretty much eat what you want.
Guess you no longer have to count CARBS now. And I don’t have to prick my fingers daily any more. In fact I can now throw that faulty meter away. Yeah right, I can now eat all the carbs I want. And you can quite running glucose testing when I’m forced to see you every 3 months.
They can make research say what they want it to say!!
Everything you see I owe to spaghetti she told the world, and pointed out in her book Sophia Loren on Beauty.”
Her body fat was in all the right places.
That has not been my personal experience. Twice I have had to take off 100 pounds. The first time I lost weight was on a low carb diet with no pasta, bread and packaged food. I never went back to packaged food but as soon as pasta and breads were added in, the weight gradually returned.
Now I’ve lost 65 pounds with about 35 left to go and I had to cut the pasta and bread once again. I can eat all the fat I want so long as it comes from meat, olive oil, butter, nuts, and cheese. But I get full rather quickly sticking to those foods, along with green vegetables and berries.
There’s something about pasta and bread that not only puts on weight but makes me more hungry as well. Same with packaged foods which are high in grains and added sugars.
Lol - funny, that.
Must be true - nobody has EVER seen a fat Italian. ;)
Must be true - nobody has EVER seen a fat Italian. ;)
It’s not the pasta, its the wine.
But I miss my pasta dearly
Not a plug, but the Veghetti device that turns squash into noodles has eliminated pasta from my diet, & it works for anything that goes over rice, too.
No rice, pasta, breads, sugar, or potatoes. I call it the Al Sharpton diet because its motto is,
“White is NOT right!!”
Actually, I think it’s the pasta, oil and cheese. Plus they fry everything, breaded.
I am married to an Italian family (although I no longer see them), but everything they cooked was soaked in oil, salt, breaded, fried. Vegetables were never steamed...they always had to be done in a fattening way, for flavour. Many of the women didn’t drink much wine, and they were heavy, but that could also be too much cortisol because of the stress....but that’s another subject.
“So says a study paid for by Barilla, the pasta manufacturer!”
Yep - says it towards the end of the study:
And this is Barilla:
Sorry, but I’ll continue to believe that today’s pasta, and more generally, today’s wheat, has changed so much (through hybridization) over the years that our bodies simply cannot handle it.
Just don’t overeat. Duh. And get a little exercise. It’s not that hard or complex a concept.
Scientists are always trying to find the ‘correct diet’ for everyone but there is no correct diet for the human race. It’s different for different people, and mostly based on the diet and activities your ancestors used every day.
Historically agrarian societies which move to physically demanding factory work and then to office work will naturally have challenges with weight gain.
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