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"Pasta", "Pasta" everywhere . . .



Did you know that there are approximately 350 different types of "pasta" around the world???


So it's no wonder that we eat so much of it . . . 62% of U.S. adults consume pasta on a regular basis. . . with Americans consuming 6 billion pounds of pasta each year.


Yes . . . we Americans love Italian cuisine, particularly pasta . . .


And the most popular pasta dish in the U.S. is fettuccine Alfredo . . . with spaghetti coming in second.


Now . . . with that being said . . .


"Pasta" is a convenient and filling meal . . .


BUT . . . it also provides "empty calorie carbohydrates" . . . Meaning they offer very little "nutritional value" . . . but . . . contain many calories.


"Pasta" is "high" in carbs, which can be "bad" for the body when consumed in large amounts. It also contains "gluten", a type of protein that causes issues for those who are "gluten-sensitive". So why is this a problem???


Well . . . "pasta" is a "complex carbohydrate . . . which are also called "starches".


Now . . . "starches" include grain products like bread, crackers, rice and pasta.


And these starches . . . are considered "empty carbs" because they don't have much or any nutritional value . . .


Plus . . . they can "spike" your insulin levels leading to weight gain.

Now . . . don't panic people . . .


There is a way to get around this dilemma for you "pasta" lovers . . .


And that would be . . . Choosing a pasta in the form of whole grain and NOT the refined kind on your supermarket shelf . . . because . . . whole grain pasta "hasn't" been processed . . . therefore . . . they have more "nutritional value" . . . and may help lower the risk of heart disease, colorectal cancer, diabetes and obesity.


So CHOOSE YOUR PASTA WISELY PEOPLE . . .


And tomorrow we'll talk about some alternatives


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