Eating Pasta May Help You Lose Weight

Can pasta actually help you lose weight?

It all comes down to pasta's low glycemic index (GI), according to researchers at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Canada. Now, dieters also consume it in high amount through which they can reduce a small amount of their weight. So contrary to concerns, perhaps pasta can be part of a healthy diet such as a low GI diet.

More research needs to be conducted as to whether the effect would be seen when combined with a different type of diet, but for now, we'll enjoy our bolognese in peace. But a study linking pasta to weight loss suggests the Italian staple has been wrongly vilified.

Staff at the hospital studied nearly 2,500 individuals who ate pasta rather than other carb-heavy foods as part of a healthy low-glycemic index diet. Pasta is getting a good reputation.

However, the researchers emphasized that their study focused on eating pasta as part of a diet that included other foods with low glycemic indexes, which means they weren't just studying pasta on its own.

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. In fact, you may even be able to lose weight.

The results are likely thanks to pasta's low glycemic index, meaning that, unlike other refined carbs, it causes smaller increases in blood sugar and keeps you fuller longer. However at the end of the 12 weeks, participants had lost weight!

For showing the effect of pasta, researchers combining it with other healthy diets and finally it doesn't have any negative impact on body weights.

Additionally, it's important to point out that participants in the studies the researchers reviewed ate an average of 3.3 servings of pasta per week in place of other carbohydrates, with each serving amounting to about half a cup of cooked pasta. Are there any foods you eat that help you shed the kilos?

  • Aubrey Nash