Carb Lovers Rejoice! New Study Finds Eating Pasta Can Help You Lose Weight
We’ve been told over and over again that pasta is bad for you and will cause weight gain. However, a new study will have carb lovers celebrating with a huge plate of pasta. Researchers have found that eating pasta can actually help you lose weight. Best. News. Ever.
Researchers from the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada, released a new study that found that eating pasta as part of a low-glycemic index diet results in modest weight loss, compared with a higher-GI diet. Glycemic index determines at what rate your body digests and transforms food into glucose. Low-glycemic index foods such as oatmeal, beans, and nuts are “good carbs” that do not cause your blood sugar to spike. The study’s author Laura Chiavaroli, PhD, said that pasta has a low glycemic index despite being a refined carbohydrate. Foods with a lower glycemic index are more filling and delay hunger.