One of the most adored food groups are carbohydrates, that everyone appears to love despite their unpleasant capacity to make us fat. This is why many people try to avoid eating carbs when going on a diet. However, a new study challenges this knowledge, and suggests that eating some pasta, as well as other healthy foods, will actually help you lose weight.
Does pasta help us lose weight?
Our love for carbs is unending, which convinced scientists to study this food group more thoroughly. They started from suggesting there is a sixth taste that makes us love these foods so much, and ended up finding out pasta might be healthy.
They put up a study after taking a close look at 30 control trials on 2,488 people. They looked at the body weight and BMI of these participants, and then studied the impact of consuming the popular Italian dish. All these people had to eat 3.3 servings of the dish per week, while giving up other carbs.
In fact, the diet they followed was low glycemic. Carbohydrates increase one’s blood sugar at quick rates. However, pasta is one of those carbs that are low glycemic. This means consuming the food will increase the blood sugar more slowly.
The Italian dish is healthy when combined with low glycemic foods
When researchers looked at the results, they saw pasta didn’t cause any weight gain. In fact, the participants might have shed some extra pounds. Therefore, this food might be successfully included in a healthy diet without contributing to any weight gain.
However, people need to pay attention. This food was beneficial for the body when it was consumed with other low glycemic foods. Now, researchers want to see if pasta has the same effect if it’s included in other diets. However, giving up carbs completely is not a durable solution. Eating smart, on the other hand, is a different thing.
The study has been published in the journal BMJ Open.
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