Ever since the beginning of time, there has always been the conception that carbs are bad for you leading many of us on a diet quick to drop pasta in favor of a ‘healthier alternative’ (read: some sort of greens). However, it turns out that we may have been a tad hasty in dismissing the delicious Italian delicacy!
New research suggests that a yummy meal of pasta may actually do you more good than harm in your quest to lose weight. So, having a bowl of pasta on your cheat day isn’t going to send you to hell. Here’s how the research was conducted.
All 2,500 study participants were instructed to follow a low glycemic-index diet (eating foods that keep you fuller longer and don’t spike your blood sugar), eating only pasta instead of other carbs. They didn’t eat many noodles — just about half a cup, or a single serving, every week for 12 weeks. When researchers analyzed the results, they found that, on average, people lost a little over a pound.
Take that Keto diet, a little bit of carbs never killed anyone.