Is pasta healthy? Like other processed carbohydrates — including most cereals, bread and baked goods— pasta has been deemed a problematic food when it comes to packing on the pounds. In fact, in recent decades pasta has even been blamed for contributing to the obesity epidemic, despite the fact that it’s been a staple food in countries such as Italy for hundreds of years. (1)
If you’re a lover of pasta, then you’re probably wondering: is pasta healthy, or is pasta bad for you? A recent meta-analysis sought out to answer this very question. And findings from the analysis have been surprising for many people— especially those who have had great success following low-carb diets, such as the paleo diet or ketogenic diet.