Some folks swear they've lost weight by sticking to a low-carb diet. Cheese, meat, and fresh veggies aren't cheap, though, so while this diet may help you shrink your waist, it's doing the same for your wallet. With the economy the way it is now, new stats show that pasta is back. Sales of pasta products including frozen, refrigerated, canned, and boxed pasta, soup mixes, and prepared dinners have risen five percent. That adds up to $6.4 billion worth of pasta. With this type of food being pretty inexpensive, people can feed themselves and their families on a smaller budget. Of course, the pasta companies are thrilled since the low-carb fad really hurt pasta sales. Now people are looking for ways to stretch their paychecks, and they've rediscovered pasta. This is a good thing since eating carbs can boost serotonin levels in your brain. In pasta's honor, I may have to whip out my I Love Carbs t-shirt.
Tell me, are you eating more pasta because it's less expensive?