By Dr. Roopa Chari, M.D.
Oct 26th, 2013
Is it really possible to naturally lose weight and enjoy the taste of food at the same time? Thankfully, the answer is yes! We naturally like to eat food that also tastes good. Who wouldn’t?
Let’s be honest, one of the biggest issues most of us have while trying to lose weight is not being able to enjoy the foods we love, such as pasta.
What is a food that is low in calories, high in nutrients and high in fiber? What food can fill you up without having to think about fat or calories?
We have a great solution…….Spaghetti squash. When it is cooked, it pulls apart in strands, it can actually replace spaghetti! Spaghetti squash has much less calories than pasta in addition to being a very good source of vitamins, nutrients and fiber.
Spaghetti squash is great for natural weight loss that will help you to achieve your goal and on top of it you can be sure it will satisfy your taste buds!
Replacing your pasta with spaghetti squash can help you lose those pounds that much quicker!
Spaghetti squash is usually available throughout the year and has its peak season from early fall through winter and weighs around 4 to 8 pounds. A true spaghetti squash is pale ivory to pale yellow in color.
However in the early 1990’s, an orange spaghetti squash (known as “Orangetti” ) was created. This is the type of squash that you see most often in the grocery stores. The orange colored spaghetti squashes are higher in beta carotene and even slightly sweeter than the other version.
Stay tuned for Part 2 where we discuss how this type of squash can help with both diabetes and weight loss! In Part 3 we will share a great recipe with spaghetti squash.
About Dr. Roopa Chari, M.D.: "Dr. Roopa Chari is a medical doctor in Internal Medicine and her brother Deepak Chari is an Engineer and Certified Biofeedback Specialist at The Chari Center of Health, an advanced integrative medical center in Encinitas, CA. * Sign up for a FREE 15 minute holistic medical consult with Dr. Chari and/or a FREE 30 minute Stress & Anxiety Relief session with Advanced Voice Biofeedback with Deepak Chari here or call (760) 230-2711."