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Pasta and weight loss help or worsen the process

Pasta and weight loss help or worsen the process

The first step taken by people who want to lose extra pounds, is to limit or give up carbohydrates, which among other things are found in pasta. Regarding the latter, a study says that eating pasta as part of a healthy diet can help you lose weight.

The study, published in the journal BMJ Open, says people who consume pasta as part of a low-glycemic diet may lose a few extra pounds. Pasta has a low glycemic level, which means it raises blood sugar levels to a slower level than white bread, which is a processed carbohydrate. Moreover, according to the study, eating pasta as part of such a regimen, does not contribute to weight gain or to the increase of fat deposits.

Carbohydrates and the Impact on Weight
According to health nutrition experts, the notion that people should cut down on carbohydrates or give them up is wrong. They say that if people want to lose weight, they should focus more on personalized nutrition according to the needs of the body, but also on physical activity with the objective of burning calories.

Pasta, especially when fresh, is rich in fiber, which not only satisfies hunger but also helps to release energy more easily. One of the healthiest ingredients in pasta is carbohydrates (dietary fiber and sugars), which are a real catalyst in the transfer of energy to metabolism. Specifically, 10% of pasta has carbohydrates in its composition, while 6% of the content of pasta is protein.

Protein-Rich Foods
Lentils, cottage cheese, peas, spinach, tuna, yogurt, eggs, chicken and lean meats are generally high in protein. Protein helps maintain muscle mass while melting fat deposits. It satiates you and above all helps you burn more calories. This is because protein foods require more energy to process.

Fiber Foods
Pears, whole grains, popcorn, brown rice, chickpeas are among the richest fiber foods. Weight loss does not have to be accompanied by constant hunger. Fiber-rich foods help you feel full for a long time but also burn calories. Moreover, they are rich in many vitamins and minerals.

Low Calorie Foods
Celery, forest fruits, herbs, asparagus, cauliflower, beets, broccoli, cucumber and citrus are among the foods that naturally have fewer calories. Selecting these foods will not only help you get the right nutrients but will also give you fewer calories./AgroWeb