Instant noodles or noodles are a popular option, but it's important to evaluate the nutritional quality of products available on the market and choose those that are low in fat and sodium, as well as being rich in essential nutrients. Whole grain pasta is a healthier and more balanced option compared to conventional ones.
Organizing and carrying out all the tasks that arise in our daily lives can be a real race against time. Therefore, it is understandable that practicality and convenience are important factors when choosing what we are going to eat. We know that time is precious! However, it is essential not to neglect the nutritional aspects and always seek a healthy balance, taking into account the amount and frequency of consumption of each food.
With that in mind, an option that deserves to be considered is instant noodles or noodles, popularly known in Brazil as "common instant noodles", due to the strong association of this product with a well-known commercial brand. However, not all instant noodles are created equal. It is important to evaluate the nutritional quality of the products available on the market and choose those that offer a balanced composition, low in fat and sodium, and rich in essential nutrients for our body's health. One option that has been gaining ground is whole grain instant noodles, which have numerous advantages over conventional ones.
What is the difference between traditional and whole grain instant noodles?
Traditional instant noodles, which are popular around the world for their convenience, are usually made with refined wheat flour and have less fiber than whole grain noodles. Refined flour lacks most of the nutrients found in whole wheat flour, which makes traditional instant noodles less nutritious.
In contrast, whole grain pasta is made with whole wheat flour, which is unrefined and therefore retains most of the vitamins, minerals and fiber that are important for the body's health. This means that, when compared to traditional instant noodles, whole grain noodles are a more nutritious and healthy option, as the fibers help regulate intestinal transit and prevent constipation problems.
Among the main advantages, we selected 3 for you to fix:
1. Source of fiber
Fibers are important for the proper functioning of the intestine and help in the absorption of nutrients. Wholemeal pasta is an excellent source of fiber, as it is made with wholemeal flour, which maintains the casing of the wheat grain and therefore preserves the fibers present in the food.
Second studies¹, the consumption of whole grains reduces the risk of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. In addition, the same study indicates that soluble fiber, present in foods such as whole grain pasta, can help reduce blood cholesterol levels.
2. More nutrients
Wholemeal pasta contains more nutrients than the conventional version, as it is made with wholemeal flour, which is rich in vitamins and minerals. Among the nutrients present in this product, we can mention iron, magnesium and vitamin B3.
One study² evaluated the nutritional differences between wholemeal pasta and white pasta and found that wholemeal pasta has a greater amount of bioactive compounds, such as flavonoids and carotenoids, in addition to greater antioxidant capacity. In addition, the same study points out that whole grain pasta is a significant source of dietary fiber and protein, which makes it a nutritionally richer option.
3. Less fat and sodium
Conventional instant noodles are often high in fat and sodium, which can be harmful to health if consumed in excess. Whole grain instant noodles are free of trans fats and have less sodium than conventional versions, which makes them a healthier option. In addition, wholegrain pasta has a higher content of unsaturated fatty acids, which are considered beneficial for cardiovascular health.
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Foodz Du Chef is the perfect option to replace your dinner or lunch on busy days, helping to maintain a balanced and healthy diet. In addition, as it is a meal with low fat and calories, it can be an option for those who want to control weight or lose weight. The choice of quality ingredients makes Foodz Du Chef a healthy and conscious option for those looking for practicality and flavor in food.