Eliz Greene
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Did you read that eating more pasta helps you lose weight?

Before you start loading up on alfredo sauce, let’s take a look at what the study actually said.

Can pasta be a part of a healthy diet?

Yes!  Carbs are not the enemy.  In fact, one of the reasons I love Michele Payn’s award-winning book Food Truths from Farm to Table is the down-to-earth, science-based information about food and nutrition.  Fact #16 is “Grains are an important part of your diet.”  Exactly! Eating a  variety of foods is the best way to maintain a healthy weight and feel great.

However….

This doesn’t mean you should be eating loads of pasta with heavy sauces.

The study looked at pasta consumption as part of a Mediterranean Diet.  So, yes, enjoy whole grain pasta while eating:

  • Mostly fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and legumes
  • Red meat as a treat two or three times per month
  • Olive or canola oil instead of butter
  • Fish, chicken, or turkey two or three times per week
  • Spices and herbs instead of salt

All-in-all, this study is good news. Go ahead enjoy some healthy pasta!

 

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About Eliz Greene

Eliz Greene survived a heart attack at age 35 while seven months pregnant with twins. Her down-to-earth strategies to manage stress and improve heart health and reduce stress are used by thousands of busy people all over the world. She is a motivational wellness speaker, author, and job stress researcher. Visit elizgreene.com to book Eliz for your next event.

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