Pasta–it’s one of the easiest dishes to make and for many consumers who are living on a budget, it’s one of the most cost-effective dishes next to rice. Unlike so many of those top ramen packets that are available for pennies on the dollar, pasta is one of the best foods to eat for the health-conscious individual. While some fad diets have tried to paint the food as carb-heavy, medical research has shown that its benefits are many, and we’ve taken the time to list a few of them here today.
Cost-Effective and Hunger Eliminating
The economy, just like everything else in life, tends to be fairly unpredictable. However, pasta is always on the inexpensive side of the spectrum. Even if you decide to turn it into a DIY chore, the basic ingredients, flour, water, salt, and eggs, are easy to find and won’t break the bank. One of the great advantages of pasta is that it’s a meal that’s filling, not fattening, which means it will help you curb your hunger.
Versatility and Variety
Pasta comes in a variety of forms, shapes, and sizes and has an almost limitless number of possibilities in which it can be prepared. During the process of preparation, a variety of sauces, vegetables, and proteins can be added in to create unique dishes that are easy to make and provide you with the necessary nutrients to sustain a healthy lifestyle.
Preventing Cancer & Weight Gain
A great deal of research has been done regarding the foods we eat and how they can prevent certain cancers from forming. It was found that whole-grain pasta contains many healthy attributes that have been proven to lower the risk of colon and stomach cancer. Because all pasta, especially whole grain, is low in sodium, it also helps promote and sustain heart health. As we previously mentioned, pasta has sometimes been on the receiving end of certain criticisms from health effecianados due to its high concentrations of carbohydrates. Research has shown, however, that consuming pasta in moderate portions and not overdoing it, has led to weight loss. As a matter of fact, most people partaking in the Mediterranean diet have a lower BMI (Body Mass Index) than the average person.
The Vault Downtown
If having a wonderful pasta dish at home isn’t enough for you, may we suggest The Vault Downtown? As the premier fine dining establishment in Bluefield, WV, we offer exquisite dishes and finely crafted cocktails for your pleasure. For a menu and reservations, pay us a visit at thevaultdowntown.com.