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DO YOU THINK THAT PASTA CAUSES TO GAIN WEIGHT?

There are many right known wrong beliefs settled in our society. One of them is the idea of ​​‘pasta causes to gain weight’…

Until 10 years ago, many people thought that butter, eggs and salt should not be consumed!

However, dozens of studies by scientists have revealed that such prejudices do not reflect reality. The important thing is to consume everything restrained. For example, when you completely remove salt from your life, you may face iodine deficiency. Iodine deficiency causes many health problems. Therefore avoiding packaged foods as well as fries and sodas will be a sufficient health step.

Simple but delicious…

Mediterranean-style nutrition has been researched by some of the world’s leading universities and some studies are still going on. These studies have shown that the most healthy diet in the world is the style adopted by the Mediterranean people. As you know, one of the first countries that come to mind when it comes to Mediterranean diet is Italy… Italy is famous for its simple but delicious food. The rate of obesity in Italy, which uses olive oil, tomatoes, fresh greens, seafood and pasta in its meals, is far below the world average. Japan, South Korea and Italy are the first three countries where obesity is the least observed. In this case, almost every meal of the day, they eat pasta, pizza, so how these people do not gain weight. Then, contrary to what is believed, doesn’t pasta cause to gain weight?

Low glycemic index…

Researches have shown that pasta does not care about weight consumption. The pasta with low glycemic index leaves most of the starch in the water during boiling. Nutrition experts say that the type of pasta used is closely related to whether or not to gain weight. The pasta prepared with whole wheat flour or durum wheat does not cause you to gain weight when consumed at lunch. Of course, besides the sauces and pasta used, what you consume is also important.

Attention to sauces…

As we said, the pasta doesn’t actually cause to gain weight. The thing that makes you gain weight is the oily sauces used in pastas. If you can’t eat plain pasta, at home you can prepare a tomato sauce using less olive oil. You can use yoghurt or cheese instead of cream on the pasta as well…

Source: Pasta Industrialists Association of Turkey (TMSD)

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