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The Correct Way to eat Pasta

06 August 2018

When you're in the mood for some delicious, Italian Pasta, Verdicchio is the place to be. Besides being delicious, pasta has plenty of health benefits. With all the "fad-diets" doing the rounds, pasta has got a bad rap lately, and it seems, quite unfairly.

Recent research, amongst some 23 000 Italians, has indicated that pasta consumption does not contribute to obesity, correlate to waist size or BMI.

Pasta is a staple ingredient of a Mediterranean style diet. Yes! You heard right, pasta is part of the Mediterranean food pyramid, along with tomatoes, onions, garlic, olive oil, cheese, and other ingredients featured heavily on our menu here at Verdicchio.

Pasta is the perfect foundation for a healthy, nutritious and satisfying meal. Why? For starters, pasta is extremely versatile. It is the ideal partner for so many other foods and sauces. You can have it as an appetiser, main meal, salad or side dish.

Pasta also offers:

SUSTAINED ENERGY

Carbohydrates, like pasta, provide glucose, the crucial fuel for your brain and muscles. Pasta is a great source of complex carbohydrates, releasing energy at a slow and sustained level, keeping you fuller for longer.

LOW SODIUM AND CHOLESTEROL FREE

Pasta is very low in sodium and is cholesterol free. Per cup, enriched varieties of pasta provide a good source of several essential nutrients, including iron and B-vitamins.

FOLIC ACID

Enriched pasta is fortified with folic-acid. A serving of dry pasta supplies the equivalent of roughly 100 micrograms of folic acid.

BALANCED DIET

Pasta is part of a well-balanced Mediterranean diet. Combine pasta with lean protein and vegetables for a complete meal! Verdicchio offers you a variety of pasta toppings and sauces to suit your taste buds.

So instead of looking at pasta as the enemy, embrace it as a vital energy source. The trick is to make pasta part of a varied diet. Portion control is most important. So, stop feeling guilty and come through to Verdicchio to enjoy that delicious pasta meal you have been craving!

Verdicchio Restaurant & Wine Cellar

Verdicchio Restaurant & Wine Cellar

Fourways Central, Gauteng Fine Dining, Greek, Grills, Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood, Vegetarian, Wine bar

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