Did you know that there are alternatives to traditional pasta? These are pasta made with special varieties of wheat and other grains, which are a good option if you want to take care of your diet without giving up this comfortable and exquisite dish.
These pasta are not low in calories, but they can affect somewhat less on our weight than conventional varieties and, more importantly, they are a great solution to gluten allergies, they provide more protein and fiber, which makes them filling more and healthier.
Whole wheat pasta is made in the same way as conventional pasta, but using whole grain flours. Its content in vitamins, minerals and fiber is higher than in conventional pasta.
Quinoa pasta is gluten-free and its nutritional properties are more complex: it is rich in minerals such as iron, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and vitamins C, E and B. Although, its caloric content is similar to that of conventional pasta.
Pasta made from legumes usually have less fat and sugar than traditional pasta. Vitamins and minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium or vegetable iron are also abundant. Furthermore, the glycemic index of legume pasta is lower than that of traditional pasta. When consumed, blood glucose levels do not rise as quickly, and this contributes to us feeling satiated for longer.
If we are looking to lose weight we should not abuse them, but there is no problem taking them twice a week as substitutes for pasta and conventional rice.
Don't forget that I eat with any food It is important to read the labels before buying and choose the option that has the least chemicals.