Now that the swimsuits are flying their flag in Zara and the sun is beginning to shine, it seems that the summer operation (and bikini) is once again fluttering through our heads. And on the way to the beach, on many occasions one of the foods that get thrown in the gutter is pasta.
However, we forget that pasta is a good source of energy (especially now that we get our batteries in the gym) and one of the pillars of the Mediterranean diet. And remember that it is one of the most balanced in the world.
It is not a matter of taking even the desire to live off the plate, but of eating intelligently and consciously. The experts at Barilla, the leading Italian brand in the pasta market, remember that a healthy diet must have a balanced presence of all nutrients: proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals without forgetting any food group.
More data. A study led by researchers from St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto (Canada), has analyzed the influence of pasta on weight loss. The research was conducted with a group of people who took an average of 3.3 servings of pasta per week instead of other carbohydrates. The results showed that these people managed to lose weight. The reason? Pasta, unlike refined carbohydrates, has a lower glycemic index and therefore causes lower blood sugar levels.
That’s why we have 5 reasons why we won’t stop eating it, even though summer is just around the corner:
Because it is a source of healthy energy
They are essential nutrients for our body and provide us with the energy needed to maintain the pace of daily activity and the nervous system in perfect performance.
Because it has no fat and is rich in fiber
Especially the wholemeal pasta. A portion of pasta (85 gr) is low in fat, cholesterol and salt.
Because it is a very versatile dish
The pasta can be accompanied by multiple ingredients rich in fiber or protein. From legumes or vegetables that make the dish more balanced, to meat or fish. In addition, if you cook “al dente” is metabolized more slowly and prolongs the feeling of satiety.
Because it helps to prevent diseases
As part of the Mediterranean diet, Barilla’s experts are convinced that they contribute to improving our state of health by reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease or protecting against diabetes.
Because it helps to improve performance during physical activity
Our body uses carbohydrates to obtain glucose, which is essential for the body to function normally and have the necessary energy.