Eat pasta to lose weight
Tehran (KNA) - Italian food lovers will be happy to hear that eating pasta could help people lose weight, new research has found.
The study, published in the journal BMJ Open, found that people lost about 0.5kg (1.1lb) over 12 weeks by indulging in just over three servings of the Italian carbohydrate over seven days.
Canadian researchers said by eating pasta instead of other carbohydrates people can avoid spikes in their blood sugar.
The finding will be welcomed by many after years of nutritionists recommending that pasta be kept to a minimum on grounds it is calorific and causes blood sugar levels to increase.
Unlike other refined carbohydrate-laden products, such as white rice and cakes, the study found pasta has a lower glycaemic index so it is absorbed into the bloodstream slower.