Wholemeal/grain vs. white pasta! And how taking too many photos almost cost me my dinner 🐶😂 _____________________
Yes! That’s white pasta in the photo, I like both and mix it up depending on how I’m feeling at the time!
Pasta is a starchy carbohydrate that provides us with protein, B vitamins, and small amounts of calcium and iron. It is also low in fat and helps to fuel muscle. The most notable health differences are that wholemeal pasta is higher in fibre (just like brown rice) which leaves you feeling fuller for longer and prevents constipation. As well as the fact that wholemeal varieties provide higher amounts vitamins and minerals, as less are lost during processing. In vegetarian diets wholegrains can act as a source of iron and zinc.
Wholemeal pasta has greater nutritional benefits, however, it does have a noticeably different taste, texture and mouthfeel to white pasta.
Try alternating between wholemeal and white pasta to add additional wholegrains to your diet. However, if you really dislike wholemeal pasta there are plenty of other ways to fit wholegrains into your diet! Any pasta is a great source of carbohydrate of which we should be consuming at least 4-6 serves per day 🍝