THE BENEFITS OF PASTA
One Major Effect of Eating Pasta, Says Science
Whether you’re a regular consumer of rotini or are passionate about penne, pasta is a staple food in countless homes around the world. However, pasta is good for more than just your tastebuds—research suggests that regular pasta consumption may benefit your health, too.
According to a 2020 study published in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition, people who regularly eat pasta are more likely to eat a nutrient-rich diet.
In evaluating a population of 323 children between ages 2 and 18 and a population of 400 adults aged 19 or older, researchers found that adults who ate pasta consumed more fiber, folate, iron, magnesium, vitamin C, and vitamin E on a daily basis than those who steered clear of the starchy stuff. Children who ate pasta consumed greater amounts of fiber, folate, iron, magnesium, and vitamin E than those who didn’t eat pasta.