In a vastly separated world, we sure have a great divide between the Pasta-lovers and Pasta-haters. Pasta-lovers, yes, you heard that right. There are people who not only dislike pasta but can’t stand its taste. It may be because they’ve got some eerie backstory to go along, or they tasted the world’s worst-tasting pasta, or simply they haven’t kept an open mind.
But, it’s okay. Everyone deserves a second chance. And we are going to present this second chance with compassion.
Education is a key to understanding, and understanding is the road to compassion – just like we decided. So, let’s begin explaining to them what are the benefits and the things they are missing out on!
Pasta is not only tasty but equally healthy!
Pasta is the perfect groundwork for a healthy, nutritious and satisfying meal. Why? Firstly, pasta is an ideal partner that goes along with so many foods, including fibre-rich vegetables and beans, heart-healthy fish, antioxidant-rich tomato sauce, protein-packed cheeses, poultry, and lean meats.
Carbohydrates like pasta provide glucose, the crucial fuel for your brain and muscles, and because pasta is an awesome source of complex carbohydrates, it releases energy at a slow and sustained level, from which one simply cannot get the energy spikes associated with sugar.
LOW SODIUM AND CHOLESTEROL-FREE
Are you someone who’s always on guard for keeping a check on cholesterol levels?
If so, then here’s another reason for you to love pasta since it’s the perfect and delicious treat for you! Being very low in sodium and cholesterol-free, its per cup is enriched with a good source of several essential nutrients, including iron and B-vitamins.
During early pregnancy when the baby is developing, folic acid helps form the neural tube. It is very important because it can help prevent some major birth defects as well. Pasta is enriched with folic acid and a serving of dry pasta supplies the equivalent of roughly 100 micrograms of folic acid, or 25% of the recommended daily intake.
Pasta is part of a well-balanced diet, with guidelines suggesting 35% of our daily calories intake should come from complex carbohydrates such as pasta. Combine pasta with lean protein and vegetables for a complete meal that puts you well on the path to hitting those dietary goals!
If you’re someone who isn’t fond of Pasta, we bet after reading these amazing health benefits you’ll surely have a special place in your heart for pasta. Life is too short to hate pasta and to hate in general too. So, let’s be open to experiences and some delicious, yummy and healthy Agastya Pasta!