Friday, 10 February 2012


The brain uses the chemical serotonin to make us feel good. When you eat carbohydrates such as pasta, there's rapid increase in blood sugar and serotonin levels. The good feelings arrive within about 30 minutes and last for several hours. Eating protein with the pasta, however, can negate the effect, while wholegrain pastas, which take longer to break down, prolong it.


  • A useful source of protein, B vitamins, iron, and other minerals.
  • Low in fat and sodium.
  • Versatile and inexpensive.

  • Often topped with high-fat sauces.
Not all pastas are equal. Egg noodles contain protein, but also fat. White pastas may be enriched, but whole-grain pastas are the most healthy.

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