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Pasta the pick for passion
Rome: Italians who are forced to do without their pasta become depressed, short-tempered, and lose their libido, according to a survey.
"People who don't eat spaghetti don't make love," said Il Messaggero, the "real Romans' newspaper", on its front page at the weekend. "They do not want nights of passion and perhaps have forgotten even how to kiss."
The newspaper reported that a survey of 1,128 Italians commissioned for Salute Naturale, a health magazine, found that 70 per cent felt unable to do without their pasta, which, according to other studies, is still eaten at least once a day.
A third of those interviewed said they became nervous when deprived of their daily fettucine, rigatoni, penne or spaghetti. Twenty per cent said that they felt weakened, and 17 per cent claimed that they were so depressed they were unable to make love.
Emmanuel Jannini, a sexology academic, said pasta was a food with a content that boosted energy and so helped overcome inhibitions.
"Above all a good plate of pasta is one of life's great pleasures," he said. "The moment it is denied, to resist, one punishes oneself in other ways as well."
The Telegraph, London
Alert!!! This subject is contagious!!! Inhibitionists overcome by Pasta cure-all treatment....etc
Regards from Down Under
-- Pieter (email@example.com), May 01, 2000
Fifty lashes with a limp noodle.
-- (NoPasta@Tiffany's.breakfast), May 01, 2000.
Pasta is made of flour, eggs salt and water. It's carbohydrates, no magical ingredients to it. Carbs give a boost of energy, and it's the reason that a meal of pasta is eaten by some athletes (olympics) the evening meal before their performance the next morning.
I doubt that italians would miss this late evening meal of pasta for a night of sexual prowess, as a heavy meal of carbohydrates will make you feel tired the first few hours after ingestion. If eaten earlier in the day though, that's different.
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 01, 2000.
Carbos help produce the brain-chemical serotonin (as does turkey and chocolate) which promote feelings of pleasure and contentment. Perhaps that explains their deprivation-crabbiness. If the pasta-starved Italians wanted to rev up their engines to Do The Deed, a little bit of melatonin (the precursor to serotonin) oughta' fix 'em right up! (Although a big plate of linguini would definitely be MY preference as an aphrodisiac given the choice!)
-- LunaC (LunaC@LunaC.com), May 01, 2000.
Sounds like a great dinner suggestion. I just took the ground chuck out to defrost. BTW, that would be the lb. of ground chuck that scanned $31.97 instead of $1.97. I must remember to bring my receipt and obtain a refund when I go to the store today.
Adding meat to the sauce doesn't influence the "benefits", does it?
[Thinking about how I've fed my kids pasta. No wonder they've never been depressed.]
-- Anita (Anita_S3@hotmail.com), May 02, 2000.