Pasta made with whole grains is lower in calories and carbohydrates than refined pasta.
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If you are a pasta lover, this is good news: Eating pasta has health benefits. This food has had a bad reputation due to your carbohydrates, but if you consume in moderation it does not prevent you from following your weight loss and control plan.
Pasta is made from cereals, one of the basic food groups in a healthy diet. It is traditionally made with durum wheat. Although currently most of the products that are sold as pasta are made with common wheat.
Pasta made with whole grains it’s more low in calories and carbohydrates, as well as higher in fiber and micronutrients than refined pasta.
Benefits of eating whole wheat pasta
1. Helps keep blood sugar under control
Wholemeal pasta has healthy carbohydrates (complex), unlike other refined carbohydrates, does not cause spikes in blood sugar. It has a low glycemic index (GI).
The glycemic index is a measure of how quickly sugar enters the bloodstream. Choosing good sources of carbohydrates can help you control your blood sugar and weight, publishes WebMD.
Live Strong notes that a cup of white spaghetti contains 43 grams of total carbohydrates, while an equivalent serving of whole wheat spaghetti offers 37 grams of total carbohydrates.
2. It gives you energy
As we anticipate, pasta brings you carbohydrates, which provide the body with glucose, which is converted into energy that is used to support bodily functions and the physical activity, as explained by the Harvard Nutrition Source.
3. It can help you lose weight
Wholegrain pasta can reduce appetite and increase fullness that contain simple carbohydrates such as refined pasta, white rice, or refined flour bread.
A meta-analysis published in the journal BMJ Open, which found that eating pasta was not related to weight gain when consumed as part of a low GI diet. That does not mean that you abuse pasta, the people in the studies ate on average, 3.3 servings of pasta per week, and a portion was equal to half a cup of cooked pasta.
4. It gives you fiber
Whole wheat pasta provides dietary fiber. Fiber moves through the gastrointestinal tract undigested and helps promote fullness. For this reason, whole wheat pasta may be more effective than refined pasta for reduce appetite and cravings.
Insoluble fiber can also help food move through the digestive system, promoting regularity and helping prevent constipation.
A high intake of dietary fiber has been linked to a lower risk of heart disease, diabetes and obesity.
5. Improve the quality of your diet
Wholegrain pasta is rich in fiber, manganese, selenium, copper, and phosphorous. Has low sodium, cholesterol and grease per portion. But those perks won’t matter if you add a lot of salt (that includes the sauce) or soak your noodles in butter and cheese.
If your pasta is consume in moderation and it combines with nutrient-dense vegetables and a lean protein, can be a very option satisfying and healthy.
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