Contributed by: NAPSA
Don't Knock Carbs: Dietary Variety Is A Key To Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle
(NAPSA) - Although the past few years have seen a trend in dieting that recommends excluding entire macronutrients (such as carbohydrates) as a way to lose weight, there is strong scientific evidence for the many health benefits of eating a diet rich in all macronutrients, including carbohydrates.
Dr. Christine Pelkman, from the University at Buffalo, explains how including pasta into the diet can actually help weight-conscious Americans lose weight and can also help promote good health.
"Pasta is a great vehicle for the consumption of other healthy foods-such as vegetables and fish, which help prevent chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes. Because pasta is a low glycemic index food, eating meals with pasta promotes satiety (or fullness) and makes it that much easier to adhere to low-calorie or weight-loss diets."
This tasty recipe, courtesy of chef Julia della Croce, is a great example of a healthy Mediterranean pasta meal and is simple to prepare.
In a serving bowl, combine the tuna and remaining ingredients for the sauce, tossing thoroughly to distribute them evenly, then set aside.
Recipe used with permission from Dorling Kindersley Publishing: "Pasta" by Julia della Croce, photography by Ian O'Leary.
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