In these present stressful days, more and more people are trying to concentrate on healthy nutritional diet to keep them physically and mentally active and energetic. It may seem to be an easy task, but with the varieties of food available around us, people really get confused with what is good for their health. With exposure to media and books where they generally talk about nutritional food, fat free food, low carb diet, high fiber food and protein food, it becomes difficult to conclude, which is good for health and which is not. Fast foods like pasta, noodles, burger, and pizzas tempt people and many people have these kinds of food as a part of their daily diet. But, they all are not healthy foods and it should not be there in the daily diet if they are looking for weight loss.
Many people eat pasta as a substitute for chips and other junk food without knowing the ill-effects of having pasta. Normally, people think it is a healthy option to include pasta in their normal diet. By eliminating pasta from normal diet and by adding fruits and vegetables, it is sure to gain increased energy levels. There are various reasons why pasta should be avoided in our daily food.
Pasta is wheat based, so it takes time to get digested, as it is indigestible to some degree. It also results in slow-moving metabolism. Our body needs high metabolic rates to burn fat tissues effectively. In some case, wheat-based food is the reason for bloating, and fatigue.
Pasta belongs to starchy carbohydrate family. Normally, this type of food is calorie-dense and leads to weight gain. Meat and vegetables has carbohydrates but with other healthy protein, vitamins, and minerals that are necessary for healthy body. But pasta has lot of carbohydrate when compared to other healthy foods. Too much of carbohydrates in diet also results in obesity.
Pasta contains less fiber. So you tend to eat more pasta, as it is with less fiber will not give you a filled feel. If you are an athlete or a sports person, then eating pasta is not a harmful thing, as you tend to use up more energy. But for a normal person, these add up to their fat tissue resulting in gaining extra weight.
Pasta has high G1 levels resulting in immediate insulin response when there are high blood sugar levels. During this time, the energy in the food will be absorbed into the cell tissue at a higher rate resulting in more fat tissue.
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