If you’re on a strict carb diet, you might want to give it up now because pasta and bread have been linked to a longer life and we are eternally grateful.
A new study has shown that eating a “moderate” amount of carby foods like pasta, potatoes, and bread could extend your life by up to four years.
We did say moderate now, so please do keep that in mind.
Researchers in Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital found that those who tried to keep their carbs to a minimum were 20 percent more likely to die a premature death.
Similarly though, those who ate too many carbs had a 23 percent higher risk of dying earlier too.
So essentially, we all need to eat an acceptable amount of pastas and breads to stay alive to continue eating pastas and breads.
According to Mayo Clinic, carbs are a necessity to ensure that our bodies can function properly and that we shouldn’t be cutting them out entirely.
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that carbohydrates should make up 45 to 65 percent of a person’s daily calories.
So if you’re eating your recommended 2,000 calories, between 900 and 1,300 of this should include carbohydrates.
Just don’t over do it, lads. Have a bit of common sense.