Pasta is good or bad for diabetes
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Hi, I am Ty Mason from TheDiabetesCouncil.com, researcher, writer and I have type 2 diabetes. Today I am going to answer the question, it is good paste for diabetes. But before you get into that, be sure to download my free diabetes management book that also includes a guide to grocery shopping for diabetes (food to eat and avoid) by clicking on the link:
Many people think that 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 arranged in different groups, including long pasta (spaghetti, angel hair), tubes (penne), soup pasta (orzo, alphabet), stuffed (tortellini , ravioli) and special forms (farfalle, fusilli).
There are approximately 350 different types of pasta around the world – and about four times that many names for them! For example, because of 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 forms have different sauces better than others.
Some cooks say fine pastas, such as angel hair, should be served with fine sauces, while the thicker sauces work better with thicker and heavier pastas. People often combine flat pasta with cream sauces, while tomato sauces seem to cling better to round pastas.
Stuffed pasta requires special forms of pasta, such as ravioli and manicotti.
But is pasta good for people with diabetes? Well, once again we should visit our old enemy carbohydrates. Most starchy foods simply are not kind to those of us with diabetes. But that does not mean we can not have carbohydrates. Like bread, we should look for whole grains in our pasta. And there's plenty of good whole grain pasta out there.
The reason I feel that pasta is different from other whole grain products is that the pasta takes on the taste of the sauce that is covered. Most pastas do not really have a strong flavor. The texture of whole grain pasta is a bit different, but not very noticeable.
Whatever you may want to worry about more than pasta, it is what kind of sauce you are eating it with. But we'll save that for another time.
Is diabetes paste good? Well, again, it all boils down to type and portions. Moderation is key to most foods consumed by anyone, not just those with diabetes.
Hope this answers your question is good or bad paste for diabetes. Do not forget to get your diabetes management book by clicking on the link:
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