Whenever I post a bowl with pasta, I get at least one comment or one DM telling …


Whenever I post a bowl with pasta, I get at least one comment or one DM telling me that pasta is processed and it is not a whole food. While I agree, pasta has some unique attributes that make it healthier in certain aspects than some whole foods😮

Pasta (white and whole grain) doesn’t raise your blood sugar levels as much foods like potatoes (including sweet potatoes) and white rice when you eat it. i.e. it has a lower glycemic index than some whole foods. Gram for gram, pasta also has a higher protein content than most grains.

The protein content of white and wholegrain pasta are practically the same, and their effect on blood sugar levels are very similar, so I don’t discriminate between white pasta and whole grain pasta. I buy both and eat whichever one I feel like eating on a given day.

I find that I stay satisfied for more extended periods after eating pasta than I do after eating any type of potato. I could be weird, but hey, that’s the truth. With all of that said, I have no intention of giving up pasta anytime soon, processed or not. I never said I was perfect; I’m only doing my best 😉

In my bowl, fusilli pasta, kidney bean stew and sautéed 🌶 mushrooms with greens 🍃

P.S. I’ve seen the requests for the recipe of my curried chickpeas, thank you so much for all the 💚. I’m writing it, and I hope to have it up on my blog tomorrow 🙏🏽 #veganbysomi




My name is Bette. I'm a 34 year old female from Turkey. My occupation is a website designer and I work from a home office. I have struggled with my weight since puberty. Still figuring out.

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