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3 Health Benefits of Eating Pasta August 16, 2017

Glenbrook, Stamford
3 Health Benefits of Eating Pasta, Stamford, Connecticut

Who doesn’t love pasta? It is affordable and can be made from a variety of ingredients to create unique flavors and dishes. Not only that, but eating it offers many surprising health benefits—including providing you with a number of essential vitamins and minerals. Other advantages of eating pasta include the following.

Receiving an Energy Boost

Complex carbohydrates serve as a primary source of fuel for your body, and eating pasta is a good way to ingest this essential macronutrient. For someone on a 2,000-calorie diet, they would need to consume 225 to 325 grams of carbs per day (or 45% to 65% of their caloric intake), and a single cup of white spaghetti noodles contains 43 grams. However, if you prefer to eat whole-wheat spaghetti, you can consume a little more per serving as it provides 37 grams of carbs per cup.

Reaching Your Daily Fiber Intake

pastaEating whole-wheat pasta provides you with a considerable amount of dietary fiber. One cup contains 6.3 grams, which is 17% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for men and 24% for women. A fiber-rich diet is important for helping protect the body from chronic diseases like obesity and Type 2 diabetes and maintaining a healthy gastrointestinal tract. Plus, if your pasta contains broccoli, peas, or artichokes, you’re getting even closer to your RDA.

Decreasing Your Waistline

Contrary to popular belief, pasta is a not actually a cause for weight gain. Many people have the misconception that the carbohydrates in these dishes make you bigger around the waist; however, it is actually consuming too many calories that causes this increase in size. When pasta is eaten in a healthy manner, such as combining whole-grains with healthy vegetables and olive oil, it can actually be a good staple for losing weight.

 

Now, that you know some of the many benefits pasta has to offer, visit Hope Pizza Restaurant in Stamford, CT, to satisfy your craving today. This family-owned restaurant has been making quality and great-tasting food with the freshest ingredients for more than 36 years. You can visit their website to view their pasta and other selections or call them at (203) 325-0660 to learn more about their catering services.

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