1980’s: Replace butter with margarine. Overturned.
1990’s: Eliminate salt. Debunked.
2000’s: Eliminate/reduce carbs.
And today, the big news:
- “Eating pasta is not fattening and actually decreases the chances of becoming obese”
- “A new survey of more than 23,000 people, however, has linked pasta consumption to both lower body mass and waist-to-hip ratio.”
- “…also found that the correlation between pasta intake and lower obesity rates occurred independently of overall diet”
- “evidence that carbohydrates have been “unfairly demonised”.”=
- “the current trend of people cutting out pasta from their diets in an effort to lose weight was unjustified”
- “a fundamental component of Italian Mediterranean tradition, and there is no reason to do without it”
- results clearly show that it is wrong to demonise carbohydrates as the data clearly show that consumption of a carbohydrate-rich food such as pasta does not have an adverse effect on body weight.
Read more at The Telegraph: Eating pasta helps you lose weight, says Italian study
Moral of the story:
1) Wait long enough and it all comes home.
2) Back up the Pasta Truck.
3) Next up: Ice Cream.
Notes: (1) Thank you Rich for sharing the research. (2) Photo: Credit