Eating too much pasta helps in reducing weight
- Author: Ismael Montgomery Apr 06, 2018,
Apr 06, 2018, 1:58
A group of researchers from the University of Toronto and St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto published the results of their study on eating pasta in the journal BMJ Open.
However, it seems we no longer need to feel guilty about our dinner choices, because new research suggests that the Italian staple isn't the carb-loaded monster we were once led to believe.
Anyone who has battled weight problems for any length of time knows that high-carbohydrate foods are often implicated in them. The researchers looked the impact of pasta consumption on the body, and almost 2,500 participants take part in 30 randomized controlled trials.
Good news, pasta lovers!
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The participants ate about 3.3 servings of pasta on average each week. Do you think eating pasta can actually help you lose weight? In fact, most of the participants who ate pasta lost an average of half a kilogram during that period.
The study says that pasta isn't the food making your body fat increase, and when regulated with a healthy varied diet, it isn't actually that bad.
Most refined carbs, such as bread, pastries and cake, have a high glycemic index and are rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream, but pasta, in fact, has a low index, which means consumption causes smaller increases in blood sugar levels.
"Other randomised trials should focus on whether pasta will have similar effects in the context of other "healthy" dietary patterns such as a Mediterranean diet".
"If you want to lose weight, look at portion control, a diet that is tailored to your needs, and up your exercise so that you're burning off more calories than you eat".