Pasta is good for you af­ter all, so en­joy the runner’s sta­ple guilt-free

Runner's World (UK) - - Nutrition -

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.

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