Pasta Salad That Rocks!

by Theresa on July 6, 2011

Pasta can be part of most healthy diets in the right amounts. Pick whole grain pasta as a healthier choice. Although the recommended serving size for pasta is not any larger for whole grain, this kind of pasta will help you increase your daily fiber intake.
 The word “pasta” is usually associated to Italian cuisine, but we have to say thanks to the Chinese for inventing noodles sometimes before 200 BCE. Italian chefs however developed its many shapes starting from 1200 (McGee H. On Food and Cooking, 2004).  
Is pasta fattening?
It all depends on the amounts eaten and on the condiments used. It is important to remember that weight gain is not necessarily linked to a specific nutrient, but rather to the consumption of excess calories.

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