Is Pasta Healthy? Here’s What a Nutritionist Thinks

Pasta is not the enemy

For something so delicious, pasta sure does get a bad rap. Is it well deserved, or an outdated carb myth?

If, like me, you’re lucky enough to live in and around New York City, you won’t be short of Italian restaurant options. Yet, any time I suggest a visit to my favorite pasta restaurant, I always get the same reaction: raised eyebrows, shocked looks, and incredulous comments about pasta.

My clients are skeptical, too, always skipping pasta because it’s high in carbs, and they think it makes them gain weight. (Here’s why you can eat carbs and still be healthy.)

Frankly, it’s time to bust these myths, and put pasta back where it belongs: on the dinner table. Because the good news is that there are studies, like one published recently in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition, showing that pasta

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