Friday, July 8, 2016

Mangia mangia!

Earlier this year, a couple paesani researchers in the terra dei miei antenati concluded that their “comparative analysis of data from two different Mediterranean populations supports that pasta intake is negatively associated with both indexes of obesity status and prevalence of overweight and obesity.”

Translation please for us middle-aged men meatheads!

According to one internet news article, “Eating pasta is not fattening and actually decreases the chances of becoming obese, a new Italian study has found.

Researchers added in their discussion how their results are in agreement with a prior study examining food and nutrient intakes in association with the body mass index of American middle-aged adults.  That prior study reported that pasta intake among other food groups was negatively associated with body mass index. 

Moreover, they added, evidence from Greek islands supports a favorable role of carbohydrate intake on central and general obesity.

So what is this middle-aged man’s “of first impression response” to this news?

Mangia mangia!

Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum


Anonymous said...

You know of those Twizzler things, where you rip off a strip from the rope. It's my belief if you add a pasta sauce to the strips, most people wouldn't know they're eating candy.

Anonymous said...

What do you think of doing bodyweight squats for 1-2 minutes after a meal like this?

I saw it on Dr. Oooze's show, and he said that there may be a benefit because it may use the sugar in your blood stream from the meal as the fuel when working the major muscles in your butt and legs. Therefore, less sugar to turn into reserve fat.