Pasta is a perfect option for a healthy and nutritious meal. It can ideally be partnered with so many foods, including vegetable and beans, fish, poultry and lean meats. Besides being scrumptious, pasta has plenty of health benefits such as providing folic acid and being cholesterol-free. We have listed a few reasons why you should eat pasta and what are the health benefits of it:
Pasta is a part of a Good Diet
Pasta is made from whole grains which is a good source of energy and fiber too. They can help to cure problems with the stomach and can also lower down the cholesterol.
Pasta is Affordable
The ingredients used in pasta like flour, water, salt, etc. are inexpensive and simple. Whether you buy it from a store, or you make your own pasta at home, it is a great way to feed yourself without burning a hole in your pocket.
Pasta is Versatile! How? It can be served as a starter, a main dish, or a side dish. You can make red sauce or white sauce pasta or mix both of them. They’ll be a perfect combination with anything you eat.
Easier to Make
Imagine you come back from work and you don’t feel like cooking, in that case, keep some pasta in your freezer for a quick bite. Making pasta is extremely easy as you just have to boil pasta in the water, and then toss it in a pan with some oil, cheese, and pepper. And Voila! You prepared yourself a delicious dinner.
So Many Shapes
Pasta Comes in so many shapes such as Ribbons, Tubes, bow ties, ravioli, etc. and these shapes open up numerous possibilities for your meals.
Helps You Lose Weight
Some people think that pasta is packed with carbohydrates which helps you gain weight. However, research shows that carbs don’t really stop you from losing weight as long as you don’t overeat it. In fact, People who ate pasta as a part of their diet have a lower BMI as compared to the people who don’t!
Too much salt can contribute to high blood pressure, diabetes, and other health problem. Luckily, Pasta is low in it. So, Pasta won’t contribute to these chronic diseases.
Low in Fat
Pasta has 1 gm of fat per serving only if you don’t use butter, cheese or any oil in your servings. A simple pasta with basil and marinara makes a light and satisfying meal which is healthy too!
Keeps Sugar in Check
Healthy foods like pasta with a low GI prevent a lot of diseases like diabetes and obesity. So you can get delicious meals that will fill up your tummies with fewer calories!
So, stop feeling guilty and Enjoy that scrumptious pasta as a part of your balanced diet!
ABOUT OMBRETTA CUCINA + VINO
Ombretta Cucina + Vino is an Italian restaurant in Mississauga with rustic and modern decor located in the heart of Port Credit, Mississauga boasting a sizeable selection of apperitivos, wine, cocktails, and digestivos. Call us today at 905-271-2017 to reserve your table!