17/10/2014 16:23 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Reheating Pasta Could Help You Lose Weight

Good news for pasta lovers!

Spaghetti with tomato sauce

The carb-heavy meal isn't known for being a diet-friendly food but an experiment on the BBC TV programme Trust Me, I'm a Doctor has uncovered the secret to making pasta healthier - just cook, cool and reheat it.
So, how does it work? As the Independent reports, the process of reheating turns pasta into 'resistant starch.' While the carbohydrate usually sparks a rise in the body's blood sugar level, causing a rush of insulin to stabilise it, the test proved this method can actually reduce blood glucose by 5023FFEB00&videoControlDisplayColor=Slideshow-2854%