Food Theory: You're Eating Pasta WRONG!
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Pasta is delicious but it is not always the healthiest option on any given menu. So, I wanted to see if there was a way to change that. Can we make our pasta healthier by doing the LEAST amount possible? Call this a hack, but I think I've found the SECRET to healthier pasta. What is it? You'll have to watch to find out!
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Writers: Matthew Patrick, Emily Shwake, and Luke Barats
Editors: Pedro Freitas, Koen Verhagen, and Tyler Mascola
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  • Queen Dani
    Queen Dani

    As someone who struggles with their carb intake and is studying biochemistry, this video was not only super enjoyable to watch, but so informative! Awesome video 🥰

    • Mc Donalds
      Mc Donalds

      @brutus the vandal so now do you see

    • Mc Donalds
      Mc Donalds

      @brutus the vandal ye but queen Dani (who has issues with carb intake) will eat more carbs thinking reheating it will make it healthy but since it has close to no difference and they will be eating more of it he/she could die have heart issues or die younger

    • brutus the vandal
      brutus the vandal

      @Mc Donalds its olive garden dude

    • brutus the vandal
      brutus the vandal

      @Mc Donalds have you tried not thinking that hard on it. i just eat whatever i want

    • Mc Donalds
      Mc Donalds

      But everyone it is super fun even though it usually isn’t correct so just don’t take this to heart or any other thing to heart because it simply isn’t correct most of the time it’s super fun to watch tho

  • Evan McGough
    Evan McGough

    So my habit of eating serially reheated spaghetti from the pot in the fridge is not only _not_ as unhealthy than what I've been told, but it's *_MORE healthy?!_* Well gee, tick off another box in the long list of things I was right about all along. It's almost like I know more about science than my mother who was raised in the 70's. Who would've guessed, _mom._

  • • Anonymous
    • Anonymous

    Gordon Ramsay watching this like:👁👄👁

  • Kristijan Nedanoski
    Kristijan Nedanoski

    Team 2 speed where you at :D

  • Alex Cole
    Alex Cole

    And with this I have watched every Food theory video to date in 1 day! :D

  • Chihirolee3

    So in other words, our grains are too heavily refined....

  • Corbin M
    Corbin M

    Matpat coming in with the DAD JOKES ,MY GOD HES ON A ROLL

  • Thicc Mom
    Thicc Mom

    I wonder if there's a way to do that with rice, that would be amazing

  • AmKam Omega
    AmKam Omega

    Gordon Ramsay watching this video: REEEEEEEEEE

  • CJ Mag
    CJ Mag

    I love pasta 😋 but have diabetes 😫. No fair!

  • H Sharmin
    H Sharmin


  • H Sharmin
    H Sharmin


  • RedHeaded StepChild
    RedHeaded StepChild

    Yyeeess, sped up audios are the best.

  • Jess Ryans
    Jess Ryans

    Isn't this why PASTA SALADS are called SALADS?!...Because they're served COLD, so it's HEALTHIER?!😯🤔👀🤌🏽🍝

  • Kevin Bihari
    Kevin Bihari

    @4:30 Glucose chained in a straight line is called cellulose. You wanted amylose, that forms a spiral

  • Madison Lopez
    Madison Lopez

    I love cold pasta because I can eat more of it. Same with cold pizza 😋

  • William Shepherd
    William Shepherd

    How long does the pasta have to be cooled? Can I just run it under cold water until it's all cooled off and then reheat it or is it necessary to refrigerate the pasta overnight? WE NEED THIS INFO MATPAT!!!

  • Rhapsos Productions
    Rhapsos Productions

    1.5x on Audible? Call me when you can handle 1.75 ;)

  • -Mylam-

    idk i did like cold pasta now i am happy cause of you even before you made the video i still like cold pasta. don't judge me

  • ORION711

    I'm watching this at olive garden rn lol

  • Neelam Agrawal
    Neelam Agrawal

    This is so much fun to know sinse I actually eat pasta by reheating it because if you keep it in the fridge for a couple of hours the sauce gets absorbed into the pasta and it's much more delicious that way so yay I found a better reason to give people now🙃

  • Kori Lu
    Kori Lu

    9:07 Is Mat a Crime Junkie???

  • sof. mason
    sof. mason

    I'm team 2x speed

  • Max Ankum
    Max Ankum

    Just cook your pasta al dente...

  • chris crooks
    chris crooks

    As some one who worked at the olive garden, I can say rest assured your pasta is reheated every time you order it. The cooks go in early in the morning boil there pasta for the day. Weigh it bag it and when it's ordered it's reheated. Enjoy!

  • Suzanne Sterritt
    Suzanne Sterritt

    Maybe Kriss should of ate that cold pasta

  • Beenie

    More proof that if it tastes worse it's probably healthier for you 😞

  • JukeboxHero

    It's a good thing that the head chef at every Olive Garden is Mic R. O'Wave.

  • B1AZ3 P1AYZ
    B1AZ3 P1AYZ

    Some guy that has the number 500 500 is getting random messages from all over the internet

  • A weird channel
    A weird channel

    The thumbnail wants me to yeet a chair

  • mcsean2008

    Finally a reason to eat papyrus's spaghetti.

  • Stuart Schwarz
    Stuart Schwarz

    i love all his channels but everytime i watch something like this im like SCHOOL TIMEE

  • Idiotic Nimrod
    Idiotic Nimrod

    Thank you

  • Nickolas Crousillat
    Nickolas Crousillat

    Ok so basically you become more gluten intolerant thus diarrhea.

  • Developer Jake
    Developer Jake


  • Izis

    *me eating pasta while watching this* "what?-"

  • DoPaLa

    pah-stuh *visible rage*

  • Lignting13

    To be honest I feel like this was a pritty empty video i didn't hear anything about the taste difference or if the taste different if you make the sauce at the same time🤔

  • Kaitlyn C
    Kaitlyn C

    Also me who hates microwave pasta ...

  • Andrea Ruiz
    Andrea Ruiz

    Team 1.5!!!

  • Simplestupid UwU
    Simplestupid UwU

    Matpat :who actually eats pasta cold Me: yes

  • Oliver and Ayla
    Oliver and Ayla


  • FastFlame503

    welp another great vid... PASTA LA VISTA

  • Nyan Binary
    Nyan Binary

    I guess this means my tv dinner spaghetti is less unhealthy than I originally thought

  • eleni lavvas
    eleni lavvas

    The quizzical kick emphatically prick because mass superficially arrange amidst a gainful indonesia. lovely, boiling child

  • Χρόνης Φουντουκίδης
    Χρόνης Φουντουκίδης

    Audible the sponsor?? I whought Olive garden was your sponsor :P :P :P

  • SW - 06BH 906176 Dolphin Sr PS
    SW - 06BH 906176 Dolphin Sr PS

    Anddd im eating pasta while watching this

  • Isaac Extreme
    Isaac Extreme

    If you watch the sonic movie you’ll know what I’m talking about

  • Isaac Extreme
    Isaac Extreme

    Sonic goes to Olive Garden and gets a never ending pasta special and then gets enough carbs to be on the treadmill for a week and then after a week he sees this video and says I should’ve have known that they could of just microwave the pasta over and over again so I would get less carbs

  • My Opinion
    My Opinion

    I have noticed on TV, pasta is shown as a big bowl of pasta with a little bit of 'sauce' on top, yet her at home (in Aus if that matters), pasta is always outweighed by the 'sauce' which is mostly meat and vegetables.

  • Handington

    YES! I sometimes eat cold pasta! And some reheated pasta too, but the cold pasta wierds out people so this makes me very happy

  • WolfGem Gaming
    WolfGem Gaming

    Wait a minute Mat Donald’s is that a thing???

  • Danae Kelly
    Danae Kelly

    "Suffer"? Cold pasta is AMAZING. I LOVE leftover pasta. Don't need to reheat it

  • Harper McKenzie
    Harper McKenzie

    I literally had reheated pasta tonight for dinner before even watching this, I feel very satisfied haha

  • Zephyr Satori
    Zephyr Satori

    As a Brit I've never tasted olive garden 😢

  • Keyon Fisher
    Keyon Fisher


  • Paul Schumacher
    Paul Schumacher

    Can you find the truth behind Olive Gardens never ending pasta bowl? Is it truly never-ending, and does Olive Garden have plans for when a person eats all of their stock? I'm quite curious to find out!

  • Squid Coder
    Squid Coder

    Olive Garden: "Hey why's that guy bringing in all those togo boxes?" MatPat: *Secretly stuffs pasta into box* "MOAR PASTA!" Also, in the description, the Olive Garden tag under credits is misspelled.

  • Thunder storm
    Thunder storm

    pls whats ur intro-


    I like the intro

  • May Uzivert
    May Uzivert

    Not me watching this as I’m eat ramen 🍜 🤣

  • Bouvardia

    I watched this while eating reheated pasta for breakfast. Guess I'm making healthy choices after all.

  • A kid’s Discoveries
    A kid’s Discoveries

    I think matpat will be the first person in line to buy olive garden with stephanie and his son

  • Anas Aboulfejr
    Anas Aboulfejr

    Stuffing yourself with empty food isnt "healthier"

  • Vijay Sawant
    Vijay Sawant

    U know matpat u are funny when u dont try to be funny

  • Silver Kingdom
    Silver Kingdom

    That intro describes me 👁👄👁

  • cora simone
    cora simone

    the one thing I hate about going to olive garden is that I never get desert bc the pasta fills me up :(

  • 《Rainbow•Skittles》

    Vid:do not eat hot pasta! Me:watching the vid while eating hot pasta Also me:nOtHiNg BaD wIlL hApPeN!🙃

  • 《Rainbow•Skittles》

    Video:Do not eat hot pasta!

    • 《Rainbow•Skittles》

      I didnt mean to send it!!

  • pls forgibe me senpai
    pls forgibe me senpai

    Want to know what reheating food constantly also does, literally destroys all nutritional value, so yes the negatives of the pasta go out the window but so do all those positives, you're basically going to be eating slop.

  • Ruben Proost
    Ruben Proost

    This theory has been debunked. It does however lower the glycemic index a tiny bit.

  • Rapid sloth
    Rapid sloth

    That intro is so true

  • Bunny Gutz
    Bunny Gutz

    you have no idea what power you gave me....

  • Kdn Prt
    Kdn Prt

    My Chem class in high school just got into organic chem. The carbohydrate stuff finally makes sense to me

  • Fitri red saan
    Fitri red saan


  • Transformer Ultron
    Transformer Ultron

    7:50 funny matpat mistake 🤣😂 Basically accidently saying unhealthy twice makes it sound like it makes you more non healthy

  • A-Ø

    so me prefering lukewarm food, not being able to eat big portiont and putting my bread in the freezer(it'd get bad too fast) is actually a good and clever thing. hm

  • Benjamin Bielicke
    Benjamin Bielicke

    This doesnt change the amount of calories but only how long it will take to digest the food (by a tiny amount) sry pat, unsubed

  • SkyCloudKnight GamePlay
    SkyCloudKnight GamePlay

    Next theory: how to make fast food healthy, lol

  • Astrid Reker
    Astrid Reker

    I think I've been in one Olive Garden when I was younger but the idea of people giving you endless food sounds terrifying in my ana brain.

  • General Nickles
    General Nickles

    Ok but here's the problem: Reheated pasta is just as nasty as cold pasta, if not worse.

  • Alli Salmon
    Alli Salmon

    "Who named these carbohydrate compounds? If I discovered things I would've named them much more interestingly" You clearly haven't met biologists, MatPat, we're impressively uncreative with naming things lol

  • TH_lowdog2005

    2:57 which taste terrible btw

  • Jackal1412

    Interesting theory!

  • Jim Greene
    Jim Greene

    I don't know if it's accurate to call the pasta "healthier". It's more like we're making the food less efficient and, as a consequence, less fattening. If we still have to digest it then we're making our bodies do more work for the calories, thus wearing them down faster.

  • Yellow Oi
    Yellow Oi

    Greg Doucette made a video on you!

  • Chloe Pareanga
    Chloe Pareanga

    Man I love pasta but when I found out I was gluten free I was devastated that I could not enjoy my pasta but really gluten free pasta is much healthier so when I watched this I’m all like good job game theorists but I can’t try it out myself

  • Joey Pianka
    Joey Pianka

    I've got a guess/suggestion for the 4th theory channel: Internet Theory or Web Theory, for those online mysteries that don't fit into the other 3 categories

  • dannyo plays1010 Collins
    dannyo plays1010 Collins

    the reason its harder to digest might be because of the radiation

  • sonia mckenzie
    sonia mckenzie

    oh this is goig to be the best theory i can feel it (mainly because ur talking about pasta)

  • sonia mckenzie
    sonia mckenzie

    oh the start id hate to be that waiter (is that right or am i loosing it)

  • Hang on the Ivy
    Hang on the Ivy

    Second dinner prompted by stress here I come.

  • David Konevky
    David Konevky

    Me, who eats leftover pasta constantly: H E L T H

  • Sad Crusader Noises
    Sad Crusader Noises

    I’m eating pasta right now

  • Bridges

    Mangoes are the highest carb foods?

  • Tabth The Cat 3778
    Tabth The Cat 3778

    Now I want some Olive Garden

  • dreammy clouds
    dreammy clouds

    you cant stop me because i cant read

  • Diego Grajeda
    Diego Grajeda

    Isn't it bad to reheat your food multiple times? It gives bacteria a chance to grow while it's warm and can make you sick.

    • Anthony Pelletier
      Anthony Pelletier

      It also tastes nasty

  • John Doe
    John Doe

    Im sorry but to be frank this video is bullshit. The problem isn’t that pasta is high in carbs (carbs are NOT bad for you) its that it is VERY calorie dense and it’s calories in calories out you can’t break the laws of thermodynamics lol Adjusting the temperature will not alter the calories of it. Way to use your massive platform to spread misinformation jackass.

    • Anthony Pelletier
      Anthony Pelletier


  • Toast

    This is why he named his son, Oliver.