20 October 2014
Reheat it the next day instead!
A new study has found that if we allow pasta to cool and then reheat, our supper becomes much healthier.
The surprising discovery was made by Dr Chris van Tulleken who was researching foods for a BBC TV show. He measured a group of volunteers' blood sugar levels after eating pasta when it was first cooked and then left to cool and reheated.
Their blood sugar level was raised by half when they tucked in to the leftovers rather than the freshly cooked dish, reducing their chances of putting on weight or developing diabetes. This is because the carbohydrate turns into fibre when reheated so the gut processes and stores it differently. Sounds good to us!
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