Is reheated pasta less fattening?

  • metta

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    Mar 26, 2015 5:17 AM GMT
    Is reheated pasta less fattening?

    http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29629761
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    Mar 26, 2015 9:22 AM GMT
    Well, sure. Calories are a measure of heat energy: the more heat, the higher the calories. Thus, all food should be eaten cold, the colder the better. In fact, this basically means ice cream is the most healthy food out there. Eat moar ice cream!
  • BLSHJ

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    Mar 27, 2015 1:07 PM GMT
    Good one ;p
    I don’t think the “temperature” of a food changes its density, hence the amount of “whatever it is you want to get less of due to the current fad” will not be affected by the temperature unless the thing you want to get less of is the warmness of the food.
  • LJay

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    Mar 27, 2015 6:18 PM GMT
    So from now on I will eat my leftover spaghetti sandwiches on whole wheat bread and I'll make sure to toast the whole thing.
  • Destinharbor

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    Mar 27, 2015 8:14 PM GMT
    I wonder if the heating, then cooling, then heating is simply removing moisture thus making it more difficult to digest? I've also heard that the more "al dante" you leave pasta the less bad it is, possibly for the same reason.
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    Mar 27, 2015 8:22 PM GMT
    I with Shark on this. If there are 100 calories in a piece of food, it is there cold or hot unless the process somehow removed portions of the calories.
  • Destinharbor

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    Mar 27, 2015 8:38 PM GMT
    Well, there was a study out recently that agrees with you on that, that unless your body is inefficient, as with a diabetic, that it can handle the insulin spike you get from white foods just fine. I read a thing saying the same about salt. Still, there is a logic to foods that require more energy to digest over a longer period of time naturally leaves you with a lower calorie count to deal with metabolically.
  • Kitschy

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    Mar 28, 2015 4:23 AM GMT
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  • SargeKO

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    Mar 28, 2015 6:01 PM GMT
    Sure! Reheating pasta is less fattening THAN EATING IT!
  • metta

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    Mar 31, 2015 7:58 PM GMT
    Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that dramatically cuts the calories

    "What we did is cook the rice as you normally do, but when the water is boiling, before adding the raw rice, we added coconut oil—about 3 percent of the weight of the rice you're going to cook,"


    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/03/25/scientists-have-figured-out-a-simple-way-to-cook-rice-that-dramatically-cuts-the-calories/
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    Apr 01, 2015 2:10 AM GMT
    SargeFight saidSure! Reheating pasta is less fattening THAN EATING IT!


    This is good.