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Posted: 8/13/2005 3:35:35 PM EDT
Hey Guys,

I understand that most pastas are high-carbohydrate as they are flour based. So, I was looking for some of the "healthy" pastas that are supposedly whote wheat based.

A trip to the grocery store led to confusion. I found some Pasta that was "100% Whote Wheat." Thought I was done. Just for gins I compared this Pasta to the other brands.

They were exactly the same.

I looked at several brands and it turns out that ALL of thr are labeled as "Whole Wheat" Pasta.

So what's the scoop here? Am I missing something? What type of pasta is supposed to be healthier (i.e. less carbs)?

CMOS
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 3:38:04 PM EDT
pasta is basically concentrated carbohydrates, that is why it is such a great source of energy. I dont think you're going to be able to find much in the way of low carb pasta. I do recall seeing one or two varieties on the shelf that were labeled as "low carb" but I didnt look to see if there was a difference.
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 3:38:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2005 3:40:47 PM EDT by The_Camp_Ninja]
The scoop is in the processing of the wheat, usually nothing else.

P.S.-Use moderation and eat what you want. I'm so fucking sick of the health Nazis I could lose my damned food.


P.S.S.-"Carbs" are NOT AT ALL "unhealthy". You simply have to have a knowledge of what your intake vs. output needs are on this. If you are at all an active person, carbs are what you need, in fact. Elimination of carbs is for the sedentary.
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 3:46:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Camp_Ninja:

P.S.S.-"Carbs" are NOT AT ALL "unhealthy". You simply have to have a knowledge of what your intake vs. output needs are on this. If you are at all an active person, carbs are what you need, in fact. Elimination of carbs is for the sedentary.



Yes, I'm aware of this but I thought I read that there was some type of pasta that was significantly "better" that the "regular" kind.

I'm cookin some right now.

CMOS
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 3:50:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CMOS:

Originally Posted By The_Camp_Ninja:

P.S.S.-"Carbs" are NOT AT ALL "unhealthy". You simply have to have a knowledge of what your intake vs. output needs are on this. If you are at all an active person, carbs are what you need, in fact. Elimination of carbs is for the sedentary.



Yes, I'm aware of this but I thought I read that there was some type of pasta that was significantly "better" that the "regular" kind.

I'm cookin some right now.

CMOS



To the best of my knowledge, it is the overprocessed, "bleached" pastas that ar best to avoid in favor of the less processed versions, but I certainly may be wrong. I have 2 kids and a wife, we just boil frickin' noodles and go!
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 3:57:47 PM EDT
Carbohydrates are good for your body.
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 4:01:26 PM EDT
Drink some wine every time you eat pasta. Works for Italians.
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 4:02:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 4:03:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2005 4:06:18 PM EDT by Jack19]
Pay more attention to calories and serving size than the carbs. You can easily load your plate with 600 calories of pasta before you even add sauce. I started measuring and weighing pasta amounts to see what a serving size looked like. It was a smaller than what I'd been eating and I just cut back.

I've tried the whole wheat pastas and they they might be good for casseroles and other baked dishes, to me, they are not plate of spaghetti material. YMMV

You can eat a diet made up completely of carbs and lose weight, as long as you're watching your calories. So, don't get stuck in the carbs are bad mode that lots of people did a few years ago.

Watch calories, eat balanced meals, get enough fiber, you'll be fine.

Link Posted: 8/13/2005 4:04:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 4:09:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By lordtrader:

Originally Posted By Sniper_Wolfe:
Carbohydrates are good for your body.



Yes they are, but like anything else, if you eat too much of it - as in the American diet - and do not burn it off. It can be bad. Unburned carbs turn to glucose then stored fat. Too much glucose in your body can make you hypoglycemic. Or worse diabetic.



Exercising is good for your body, too.

Eating a diet that wasn't meant for your body so you don't have to exercise isn't good for your body.
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 4:17:28 PM EDT
my wife eats pasta made from brown rice....

If you're interested I'll give you the nutritional info
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 5:03:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
my wife eats pasta made from brown rice....

If you're interested I'll give you the nutritional info



Please. Would like to see that info.


Oh, BTW, dinner was great. Spaghetti, a bottle of Shiraz with some French Bread browned with butter on top.

Man, what a great meal.

You should see what I'm gonna have for dessert.


CMOS
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 8:08:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sniper_Wolfe:
Carbohydrates are good for your body.



Actually carbs aren't really good for your body. A carb is mearly a large molecule made up of glucose, or other type of sugar molecules in what is called a "polymer".

You have to look beyond the energy constituant a food is composed of to infer weather it is good or bad. For the most part the more unprecessed or the closer to the natural state a food is the more likely it will have good things in it like vitamens, which are not carbohydrates.

I get so sick of people refering to food as "carbs" or "fat" when I doubt most of the population even know what a carb is!!! I also hate refering to vegatables as "vegies". Can we not talk baby talk people!!! The low carb thing is a big a bunch of bs as the eat all you want low fat fad awhile back.

That being said it is common sense that starchy foods make you fat, as well as fatty foods. Calories do count and different diets work for different people depending on many things, including their activity levels.

I have tried some of the low carb pastas, they worked for me when I had a neck injury and was unable to be active at the time, but was still trying to get myself into shape. They have soy stuff in so your pancrease isn't bombarded with all the "carbs" needing processed.

The atkins fad was a mere fad but a few good things came of it, the low carb pastas is one of them.
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