Best News Ever: This Study Says Pasta Can Help You Lose Weight

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Photo credit: Rachael Ray Show Aired April 10, 2018

Much as we love it, an endless lineup of pasta (a.k.a. the most delicious of carbs) will probably make your jeans a little bit snugger, right?

Au contraire, friends!

According to a new study conducted by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Canada, pasta doesn't contribute to weight gain or an increase in body fat. In fact, their study showed a small amount of weight loss!

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Best news you've heard all week, right?

Nutrition expert Paola Palestini Scamihorn, author of The Mamma Mia! Diet, says she knows you Italians — and just about everyone else! — find it hard to live without your pasta. And hey, this study says you don't have to!

But, she says, "You need to be mindful of three things — the type of pasta you're eating, what kind of sauce and toppings you're putting in and how much." (Here’s a healthy recipe to try: Whole Wheat Pappardelle with Roasted Butternut Squash, Broccoli Rabe and Pumpkin Seeds.)

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Too true! In the end, Paola and the study agree — it's all about moderation.

Well, we’ll toast to that!

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