I recently added pasta back into my diet after switching to whole wheat pasta instead of processed white pasta. Whether it’s “enriched” or not, white pasta has little to offer you in the ways of health compared to whole wheat. It really just acts as an easy way to pack on the pounds while providing little nutritional value; a real loss for your system as a whole.
There are other types of pasta out there I would like to try as well that also tout health benefits. Pastas that use main ingredients like rice, buckwheat, barley, spelt, millet, oats, quinoa and corn sound pretty tasty, especially when used as a side dish for the right meal. Combined with other food groups, pasta can make an excellent, and much needed addition to a healthy diet, especially for those finding good carbs to add that don’t promote weight gain.
As far as the taste is concerned, don’t fret. After getting used to a healthy intake, whole wheat pasta tastes amazing! I really don’t miss the bland taste of white pasta, among the other junk I used to eat, and knowing that wheat is better for me makes that much easier to enjoy. But don’t take my word for it, give it a try for yourself!
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