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Would you believe me If I told you that consuming a bowl of pasta possibly can help you lose weight? Nope right? Understandingly so, I couldn’t blame you. Like myself, you probably grew up being nagged about having to eat less carbs and more veggies.
Well, according to http://www.redbookmag.com/ , the conduction of a study found in the Nutrition and Diabetes Journal, concluded that pasta may actually be healthier for us than we think. As Lauren Smith put it, “pasta may actually be better for your waistline, rather than making you put on weight.”
The BMIs (body mass indexes) and the dietary habits of over 23,000 people in Italy were studied by researchers at the Neuromed Institute in Pozzili Italy. As stated on http://www.redbookmag.com/, the subjects that ate pasta regularly (in moderation of course) had better waist-hip ratio and lower wait circumstance and healthy body mass indexes.
George Pounis, who contributed to the report, stated that ‘By analyzing anthropometric data of the participants and their eating habits we have seen that consumption of pasta, contrary to what many think, is not associated with an increase in body weight, rather the opposite.”http://www.redbookmag.com/
There you have it folks, you can still eat your favorite bowl of pasta now with less guilt and fear of gaining weight , as long as the portion size is kept in moderation (advisably with vegetables and fish).
Which picture do you think if a healthy portion of pasta?
After all, substituting chicken with fish as your source of protein will help you be less tired and be more active throughout the day.
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