Heat ’em lean
Transform a carb-loaded meal into a fat-busting one – without changing ingredients. It’s like magic
Is it time to rehabilitate the rigatoni? The science says yes. While modern diet dogma has it that white pasta creates too great a blood sugar spike for anything but a pre-marathon carb-load, help is at hand in the form of your microwave. According to recent research, cooleddown pasta creates a slightly smaller blood sugar surge because it’s
more resistant to the gut enzymes that break carbs down. And it doesn’t end there: a recent study carried out for the BBC’s Trust Me I’m A Doctor found that if you eat reheated pasta, the body treats it like fibre, reducing the blood glucose spike by up to 50% and even
absorbing fewer calories. Sadly, reheated pizza remains a no-no.