Food Comparison

May 2002 Issue

To Pick the Perfect Pasta, Check for Fiber First

Few can deny the appeal of pasta, save perhaps those still on the low-carb bandwagon. Why is pasta so popular? Itís quick to prepare and amazingly versatile. And despite some increasingly legitimate concerns about its "glycemic load" (the effect it has on blood sugar), it can be a healthful addition to your diet. Especially if you choose your pasta carefully. Nutritionally, pastas are not created equal. The pasta with which most of us are familiar is the Italian standard,

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