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Old 02-20-2008, 10:08 PM   #5
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With regards to the pasta--the length of time it takes your body to digest food impacts the amount it increases your blood sugar (its glycemic index). You can actually lower the impact a high-glycemic food has on your blood sugar by eating it with another food that causes your stomach to process it more slowly (say, something high in fiber). Cooking the pasta longer makes it softer, which probably makes it easier and faster to digest, increasing its glycemic index.

I've been reading the Sugarbusters book and they have a big discussion on the glycemic index of foods and what impacts it.
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