PSA: Reheated pasta is healthier for you than freshly cooked pasta!
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July 16, 2019 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm #1758674
Studies showed that reheating cooled pasta is healthier for you than eating it fresh.
So, if you want to eat pasta, and are concerned about the impact of its high glycemic index, cool it first for 24 hours and then heat it up.
You’re welcome! 🙂July 16, 2019 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm #1759317
LB: What is the difference in the glycemic index between freshly cooked pasta and reheated pasta?July 16, 2019 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm #1759323MenoParticipant
Ah, so now instead of the 15-20 minutes it takes to make pasta, it will take over 24 hours.
Thanks for the tip!July 16, 2019 1:47 pm at 1:47 pm #1759353
Actually, if you eat whole grain pasta without cooking, the effective glycemic index level is even lower AND the soluble fiber is in a more beneficial form for your lower digestive tract.July 16, 2019 4:34 pm at 4:34 pm #1760134
GH: Its also tastelessJuly 18, 2019 6:41 am at 6:41 am #1760808yehudayonaParticipant
Lower, regular pasta has less flavor than whole wheat pasta, just as white bread has less flavor than whole wheat bread. You may not like the flavor or the texture of WW pasta, but that’s a different matter.July 18, 2019 9:21 am at 9:21 am #1760892
Lowertution….that was not mean seriously but perhaps we should label sarcastic comments as such. Trying to eat hard (uncooked dry) pasta could also be challenging to your dental work as much as your GI tract.July 18, 2019 9:29 am at 9:29 am #1760900klugeryidParticipant
Poe”s law?July 18, 2019 11:24 am at 11:24 am #1760999
Yehudayona: If you read GH’s comment she was talking about RAW WW pasta.July 18, 2019 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm #1761073devnyBlocked
Al dente pasta is the besssst! Totally add some some sliced olives and sundried tomatoes to make it next level. And it’s best when cool!July 18, 2019 3:16 pm at 3:16 pm #1761409
Kluger: Sincere apologies for not inserting a winking smiley at the end of my post. Very poor internet trolling protocol.July 26, 2019 8:08 am at 8:08 am #1765606
lowerourtuition11210, according to the report of the study, the glycemic index factor of reheated pasta reduced by 50%, in comparison with freshly cooked pasta.
Another website stated that cooking pasta al dente (5-6 min), compared to cooking it for a greater amount of time, reduces the glycemic index factor. Also, this site stated that pasta that has had the chance to cool can lower the glycemic index to 35 points.July 26, 2019 7:03 pm at 7:03 pm #1765873Rebbe YidParticipant
If it doesn’t taste as good, you might eat less of it, which will be better for you. So you should eat fresh, nicely seasoned vegetables, and stale pasta.July 28, 2019 8:41 am at 8:41 am #1766015PracticalPostParticipant
With pasta, the water tends to draw out the starch (cooked pasta water is usually a bit gloopy). So if you recook, starch leaves. Also, quinoa or brown rice pasta are better options with lower glycemic indices.July 28, 2019 11:47 am at 11:47 am #1766097
LB: What report to what study?July 28, 2019 2:10 pm at 2:10 pm #1766104
Whoa… a 1985 study found that certain pastas had different glycemic indexes irrespective of how they’re cooked!
Glycemic Response to Pasta: Effect of Surface Area, Degree of Cooking, and Protein Enrichment
T M S Wolever, BM, MSc, D J A Jenkins, DM, J Kalmusky, RPDt, C Giordano, RPDt, S Giudici, RPDt, A L Jenkins, RPDt, L U Thompson, PhD, G S Wong, MD and R G Josse, MD
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