Pasta is the most common side dish in the standard citizen’s diet. Many people eat pasta on a daily basis, whether this high-carbohydrate food is part of Italian stir-fries, spaghetti, macaroni salads, toasts, Panini’s or sandwiches. Here are some reasons why you should avoid eating pasta and replace it with something else.
Other than carbohydrates, this food has very few essential nutrients to offer: total carbohydrate 79 g; Dietary fiber 3.2 g; Sugar 2.9 g; Protein 12 g; Vitamin A 0%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 2%; Iron 6%; Vitamin B-6 5%; Vitamin B-12 0% and is not even that tasty served on its own. This staple may seem hard to avoid, but keeping pasta out of your diet can help you lose weight more easily and better control your blood sugar levels.
Most Italian dishes, such as fettuccine Alfredo, spaghetti and lasagna, include a huge amount of pasta. Avoiding pasta does not mean that you have to forget about your favorite Italian meals. Use your imagination and replace the pasta with grain free dishes. For example, spaghetti squash tastes well as a substitute for pasta. You can use it as a base for the spaghetti sauce. You can also make lasagna free from pasta by replacing the lasagna noodles with layered and grilled slices of eggplant. If you are eating out, avoid the pasta dishes in the menu and choose grilled meat or a salad, fish or chicken served with vegetables.