Did you know that pasta is commonly called "the food of champions" within the athletic community? Not only is pasta filling and good for you, it supplies the fuel you need to keep going. In fact, about 50% of the body's source of energy comes from carbohydrates, and pasta is a phenomenal source of complex carbohydrates. It's no wonder long-distance runners use pasta as a form of "carbohydrate loading" before a race. You may not be running a marathon anytime soon, but you can still benefit from pasta's energizing properties.
Unlike sugary desserts and candy, pasta offers sustained energy rather than short-lived bursts.
Here's some fuel for thought: Pasta not only makes you feel good but gives you lots of additional benefits, too. The Vitamin B-complex found in whole grain pasta has been known to help stimulate brain activity. Talk about a smart choice! And the benefits don't end there. Studies show a diet rich in complex carbohydrates helps promote heart health. So, get that water boiling. Pasta will bowl you over with taste, energy and, just possibly, a healthier heart.