Pasta has had some hard times. It found itself cornered by a barrage made by war to carbohydrates (taken as a whole, without any distinction), paleo-diets (editor’s note: eating following the traditions of ancestors), high-protein diets and various other fashionable nutrition habits. At the end, especially in the United States, pasta has been viewed as a real public danger, with unavoidable, significant, impact on sales.
Now an Italian research work seems to launch the beginning of the counter-offensive, all in all claiming a very simple statement: «Pasta does not make people fat, as long as it is part of the Mediterranean diet, and within the caloric needs of each individual ». It is a concept very well known by all those dealing seriously with this food. Now, for the first time, science takes stand, and puts pasta as one of the main cornerstones of Mediterranean-style diet.