February 27, 2020
Is Pasta Good For Diabetes?

Is Pasta Good For Diabetes?


Hello, I’m Ty Mason from TheDiabetesCouncil.com,
researcher, writer and I have type 2 diabetes. Today I’m going to answer the question, is
pasta good for diabetes. But before we get into that, make sure you
download my free diabetes management book which also includes a diabetes grocery shopping
guide (foods to eat and avoid) by clicking the link below. Many people think Italy was the birthplace
of pasta, but the oldest noodles ever found were unearthed during an archaeological exploration
in China. According to Wonderopolis there are hundreds
of different types of noodles, pasta can be organized into different groups, including
long pasta (spaghetti, angel hair), tubes (penne), soup pastas (orzo, alphabet), stuffed
(tortellini, ravioli) and special shapes (farfalle, fusilli). There are approximately 350 different types
of pasta around the world — and about four times that many names for them! For example, due to its shape, farfalle pasta
is often called “butterfly” or “bowtie” pasta. Cooks use different shapes and sizes of pasta
for different purposes. For example, different shapes hold different
sauces better than others. Some cooks say thin pastas, such as angel
hair, should be served with thin sauces, while thicker sauces work better with thicker, heavier
pastas. People often pair flat pastas with cream sauces,
while tomato sauces seem to cling better to round pastas. Stuffed pasta requires special pasta shapes,
like ravioli and manicotti. But is pasta good for those with diabetes? Well, once again we must visit our old enemy
the carbohydrate. Most starchy foods just aren’t kind to those
of us with diabetes. But it doesn’t mean we can’t have any
carbs. Much like bread, we must look for whole grains
in our pasta. And there are a lot of good whole grain pasta
out there. The reason I feel pasta is different than
other whole grain products is that pasta takes on the flavor of the sauce it is covered with. Most pastas do not really have a strong flavor. The texture of whole grain pasta is a bit
different, but not extremely noticeable. What you may want to worry about more than
the pasta, is what kind of sauce you are eating it with. But we will save that for another time. Is pasta good for diabetes? Well, again, it all comes down to type and
portion. Moderation is they key to most foods consumed
by anyone, not just those with diabetes. I hope this answered your question is pasta
good or bad for diabetes. Don’t forget to get your diabetes management
book by clicking the link in the description box below. Let me know if you have any other diabetes
related questions. Thank you
I am Ty Mason

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