Pasta has had a rough time over the past few years. Dieticians point at it and scowl, nutritionists tut when you talk about eating a bowl of pasta and those on a health kick desert it in their droves for lower-carb options. At tastecard we like to stand up for oppressed foods and we’re proud to say that we love dining out on pasta.

And now, we have scientific confirmation of our pleasure in pasta. Drum roll please… Scientists have now confirmed what we’ve always known, pasta can be enjoyed by everyone without putting on the pounds. As long as it’s part of a healthy diet and eaten in moderation. In fact, according to a review published in the journal BMJ Open, people who ate pasta regularly on a study even lost weight while enjoying their lasagne.

So, what have these scientific pasta promoters been saying about one of our dining club’s favourite foods?

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Here’s the Pasta Science Bit

Researchers at Toronto’s St Michael’s Hospital reviewed 30 studies of 2,500 people who ate 3.3 servings of pasta each week instead of other carbs. A serving equated to a half a cup of cooked pasta. And the result? Over the course of 12 weeks, no-one gained a pound and in fact, the participants lost around 0.5 kilograms per person. These results have encouraged these boffins to suggest that pasta can be part of a healthy lifestyle such as a low GI diet (prevents blood sugar from spiking).

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Top Italian Restaurant Chains for Superb Pasta Deals

Where, oh, where could you find some nationwide restaurant chains offering great Italian pasta? At tastecard, of course!

What goes great with pasta? Great company like your mates or family. Check. Amazing tastecard restaurant savings. Check. A seat at the following pasta-loving restaurants? Oh, yes! Let’s take a quick look at the huge variety of pasta options our members have with their 2 for 1 restaurant deals and 50% off food offers.

How about finding a Prezzo restaurant near you for some amazing Italian food at amazing discount prices? Alternatively, go for the Italian side of the Frankie & Benny’s menu for top class pasta at 2 for 1 restaurant prices. Then, there’s Pizza Hut which is not all about that other Italian staple, pizza. Check out their gorgeous lasagne and you’ll see exactly what we mean. Looking for classy Italian pasta dishes on us? Then look for 2 for 1 restaurant deals at Bella Italia.

Save every time you dine out too at a PizzaExpress restaurant while relishing their rich Pollo Pesto pasta and our discount deals. Ask for a great pasta offer and you get ASK Italian restaurants 2 for 1 savings or the passionate Italian pasta of Zizzi restaurants. The Fettucine Bolognese. Yum! We can’t finish without mentioning Strada pasta either, have you tasted their incredible Seafood Linguine?

Take a pasta picture and tag @tastecard on Instagram using #tastecardit. We can’t wait to see your tagliatelle tags!

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Keep on Eating the Right Food at the Right Prices

When you want to lose pounds while eating pasta…from your final bill, our dining club has the perfect Italian meal for your budget. That’s because we keep our focus on one thing: “Save Money. Eat Out.” Our 50% off food and 2 for 1 restaurant deals deliver the sort of savings that keep our 2.5 million members coming back year after tasty year.

Join tastecard for only £1 for 60 days and you’ll never want to leave. No more need to search online for voucher codes or print off restaurant vouchers. Just take your tastecard out and instantly access the best restaurant deals like 50% off the final pasta bill. “Save Money. Eat Out.” Keep that in mind every time you tuck into a plate of pasta with tastecard.

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