For those trying to lower their carb intake, beloved pasta is often one of the first dishes to be cut from diets. But not all pasta is created equal, according to a new study published in Nutrition & Diabetes. Turns out those heavy cream-laden meals at Italian restaurants are quite different from the simpler variety paired with other foods regularly consumed as part of a Mediterranean diet. So in that vein, eating noodles may actually be quite healthy for you.
In recent years, pasta has gained a reputation of being unhealthy, fattening, and a little too carb-y for weight loss. Even in Italy, a country famous for its spaghettis and carbonaras, noodle consumption has decreased, thanks to new evidence that links low carbohydrate and high protein diets to obesity. But it turns out that eating pasta in moderation may actually help fight obesity and shrink your waistline.