Pasta is a food that has managed to earn a place on the tables of all the world’s cultures. From the 13th century until today, it continues to be a favorite product for all families due to its practicality, versatility, and nutritional value.
According to the Annual Report of the International Pasta Organization (IPO), every year, 14 million tons of pasta are produced worldwide; the organization states that this product is highly recommended to include in a balanced nutritional plan.
Pasta provides a series of hydrates to our body thanks to the substances from which it is made (wheat flour). In specialities such as spaghetti with eggs or tagliatelle with eggs, it provides additional protein.
Here we share some of the benefits mentioned by nutrition scientists from four continents, in 2010, during the 4th World Pasta Congress:
Reduces cholesterol levels
Helps regulate blood sugar levels
Its consumption is ideal for hypertensive people
Helps maintain proper body weight when consumed in moderate amounts.
In conclusion, being pasta a source of carbohydrates, it is an essential component for a healthy diet and, due to its wide variety of presentations, the perfect dish for all families with different tastes and needs.
October 10, 2018
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