I was just looking up something on Google Maps and was looking at the area of JÃ¤tkÃ¤saari. Street View shows the area from August 2011 and it’s remarkable how much of this area of Helsinki has changed in such a short time.
Yes, I was surprised when I heard this. Even better, the BBC performed an experiment to see if it was true.
A rapid rise in blood glucose, followed by a rapid fall, can often make you feel hungry again quite soon after a meal. It’s true of sugary sweets and cakes, but it’s also true for things like pasta, potatoes, white rice and white bread. That’s why dieticians emphasise the importance of eating foods that are rich in fibre, as these foods produce a much more gradual rise and fall in your blood sugars.
But what if you could change pasta or potatoes into a food that, to the body, acts much more like fibre? Well, it seems you can. Cooking pasta and then cooling it down changes the structure of the pasta, turning it into something that is called “resistant starch”