Do you like pasta? Here’s the little-known tip for eating it without causing a blood sugar spike and cravings

Do you like pasta? Here’s the little-known tip for eating it without causing a blood sugar spike and cravings
Do you like pasta? Here’s the little-known tip for eating it without causing a blood sugar spike and cravings

THE pasta are among many people’s favorite dishes. Who could resist a good plate of carbonara or bolognese pasta? The problem is that pasta, especially if eaten in the evening, complicates digestion and causes blood sugar spike. Result ? This may cause cravings and sugar cravings, followed by a feeling of hunger, only two to three hours after the meal. This rapid increase in blood sugar levels can also be responsible for greater general fatigue.

The mistake we all make with our “al dente” pasta

Suddenly, because of the spike in blood sugar, we are tempted to nibble without food. And, often, we eat something sweet and not really healthy. Obviously, this can cause weight gain. If you love eating pasta but want to pay attention to your figure, we still have good news: there is a very simple trickallowing you to eat pasta without raising your blood sugar.

Eat pasta without gaining weight

This trick would also be well known to nutritionists and gastroenterologistsas explained by Women’s Journal. In reality, the solution would be found in how we eat our pasta. In fact, we should rather favor pasta which contains a certain type of sugar:resistant starch.

As explained by Dr Julien Scanzi, gastroenterologist, on his Instagram account, “Resistant starch is a particular form of starch, which escapes digestion in the small intestine, arriving intact in the colon”. In reality, this starch will function a bit like fiber and will be very little affected by the work of digestion enzymes. It will therefore not be broken down into sugars, which makes it less calories than classic starch.

But how do you find pasta with this resistant starch? In reality, it is not a type of pasta that you have to choose, but a way to eat them. In fact, resistant starch is found exclusively in pasta that has been cooked and then cooled. Yes, starch molecules will transform into resistant starch when the food cools. So, we advise you to opt for a dish of cold pasta, if you want to avoid blood sugar spikes. You can prepare your meals in advance and add seasonal vegetables, for example. It even seems that blood sugar levels are also lower when you eat pasta that has been cooled and then reheated.

The Surprising Ingredient Chef Gordon Ramsay Adds to His Pasta

In addition, resistant starch has many health benefits. It will nourish the intestinal microbiota, strengthen immunity and digestion, regulate blood sugar by slowing the absorption of other carbohydrates, have a longer satiating effect and even have a positive impact on many diseases. This is particularly the case for cardiovascular diseases such as diabetes, obesity and even kidney failure. This starch is also an excellent Source of energy for the body.

Finally, resistant starch is also found in cooled potatoes. So you can also prepare potato salads as an alternative!

-

-

NEXT Even at 60, go out covered: sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise among “straight people of a certain age”