Posted January 14, 2018 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Al Dente

Debra’s Wellness Tips

Al dente describes pasta cooked to be firm to the bite. The word is Italian and “to the tooth” is the literal meaning.

Julie Upton, nutrition pro, writes in “You’re Eating Pasta Wrong” pasta eaten the Italian way has a lower glycemic index.

The average GI of al dente penne pasta is 50, which is even lower than the GI of oatmeal or many whole-grain breakfast cereals. A lower GI can help keep blood sugar levels stable so you will stay fuller longer.

This week, discover subtle ways to keep yourself healthy. While there’s no need to rinse pasta after cooking it or to add oil to the water, it is good to pay attention to the details. The firmer the pasta, the tighter the abs…

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