Pasta Is Not Contributing To Weight Gain But, On The Contrary, It Helps In Weight Loss Diets

Pasta Is Not Contributing To Weight Gain But, On The Contrary, It Helps In Weight Loss Diets

Oftentimes wrongly banned from weight loss diets, pasta, when part of a balanced diet, would rather promote weight loss instead of fattening. This is shown in a Canadian study published on Wednesday in the British Medical Journal.

The study was conducted on more than 2,000 people

The study’s findings were contrary to the idea, so far generally accepted, that eating spaghetti, farfalle or tagliatelle would make you fat. On the contrary, pasta can even help people lose weight.

This is the result of a study conducted by researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Canada, on more than 2,000 people and which has been published on April 4th in the British Medical Journal.

The doctors asked participants to eat only pasta as a source of carbohydrate for the duration of the experiment. Having only three pasta meals a week, consumed as part of a low-glycemic diet, all the participants in this study managed to lose about 500 grams.

Pasta help lose weight when consumed as part of a balanced diet

Pasta would, therefore, be a slimming aid, provided of course that you do not abuse too much of fatty sauces and cheese to garnish your pasta and you only consume pasta preparations as part of a healthy and balanced diet.

Besides the recent weight loss properties found in pasta, the low-calorie preparations with pasta have a strong satiating power that makes them particularly interesting in the context of a weight loss diet.

“Pasta does not contribute to weight gain or fattening,” says Dr. John Sievenpiper, who led the study. Also, pasta preparations “do not have an adverse effect on body weight when they are part of a healthy diet. Scientists will continue their work to evaluate the effect of pasta in the context of other dietary models,” the researchers continued.

In conclusion, this recent study has proven that pasta is not contributing to weight gain but, on the contrary, pasta preparations help in weight loss diets.


Jeffrey likes to write about health and fitness topics, being a champion fitness instructor in the past.

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