A study published in The Lancet Public Health scientific journal encourages evening consumption of pasta, against the more widespread habit of Italians.
Virtually all Italians (99%) eat pasta, but 65% of consumption takes place at lunch, while only 35% at dinner.
The Millennials go against the flow: for 39% of the under-35s, a handful of spaghetti is a must at dinner with friends. 20% of youngsters in Southern Italy overdo it by eating pasta at least 5 times a week.
The prestigious journal The Lancet Public Health showed that eating pasta at dinner improves sleep and does not influence the metabolism, and a guide from Food Italian Union also helps in finding out what the best recipe might be.
According to the study, pasta can be freely consumed in the evening, especially if we are stressed and suffer from insomnia.
Indeed, it favours the synthesis of insulin which, in turn, facilitates the absorption of tryptophan, the amino acid precursor of serotonin (which regulates mood) and of melatonin which orients sleep cycle.
Good news for planners and for pasta at a gala dinner.
Enjoy your meal!