THE PENNE DROPS
Pasta is good for you after all, so enjoy the runner’s staple guilt-free
PASTA HAS HAD A BAD press recently, but research presented at the Obesity Society’s recent annual meeting puts it firmly back on the menu. The study, based on findings from the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, found that pasta eaters had a lower intake of saturated fat and sugar than pasta shunners, and they consumed more vitamins and minerals. It was also shown to be a good source of many nutrients often lacking in the modern Western diet, including fibre, folate, iron and magnesium.
PASTA TEST According to the International Pasta Organization (it’s a thing, really), there are 600 shapes of pasta.