How many calories in whole wheat pasta are there, you ask? There are 190 calories in one cup of whole wheat pasta compared to 220 calories in refined grain white pasta. In addition to the 190 calories, it has 5 grams of fiber and 40 grams of carbs. White pasta only has 2 grams of fiber in it because the grain is stripped of most of its health benefits during the refining process.
Whole wheat pasta is a better alternative compared to white, refined grain pasta. Health experts recommend consumers choose whole wheat product compared to refined grain products. Pasta comes in whole wheat and white. Whole wheat is becoming more popular as more and more people are trying to eat enough whole grains.
People on a low carb diet will want to avoid any type of pasta. If you're not on a low carb diet then eating whole grain pasta is a great way to get your daily intake of whole grains. Just make sure that you don't overeat (more than 2 cups) and try to use a healthy recipe for your spaghetti. For example, try using lean turkey burger instead of red meat. Also include low sodium and low fat spaghetti sauce. This keeps down the calorie count as well as the sodium and fat. And it tastes just as good.
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