7 Types of Healthy Noodles You Should Be Eating  

Pasta can be a quick and tasty meal, but it’s not always good for your waistline and your wellness. If you love a plate full of spaghetti, here are the kinds of pastas you should be serving instead of the traditional ones.

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1. Whole Wheat Pasta – This type of pasta contains two more grams of protein and seven more grams of fibre per serving than traditional pasta. Moreover, whole grain pasta doesn’t undergo chlorine bleaching, which eradicates over three quarters of minerals and vitamins in white pasta.

2. Kelp Noodles – These clear, glossy noodles are made from seaweed that has been ground and mixed with water and salt. Kelp noodles are great for those who are conscious of their weight as half a cup of this noodle only contains around 30 calories.

3. Rice Pasta – Has slightly unusual texture, this pasta is wheat-free, gluten-free, and cholesterol-free, making it an ideal food choice for those who are watchful to their health.

4. Spelt Pasta – A cousin of wheat pasta, spelt pasta doesn’t seem to cause sensitive reactions in people who are intolerant of wheat.

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5. Shiritaki Noodles – Available in different shapes, from flat fettuccine to macaroni style, kelp noodles also boast a super low caloric content—20 calories for every four ounce of serving. Moreover, it contains much lower amount of fat, sugar, and carbohydrates than any other types of noodles.

6. Kamut Pasta – Kamut Pasta is the brand name for khorasan wheat. A type of durum wheat, this pasta can be eaten by individuals who are sensitive to wheat.

7. Quinoa Pasta – This good pasta has all the nutritional benefits. These benefits include high amount of protein, meaning it contains all kinds of amino acids that the body needs. It also has high levels of vitamin E, iron, calcium, magnesium, and riboflavin. Plus, it’s gluten-free.

Thanks to ever-expanding pasta aisles, health-conscious pasta lovers can now enjoy more delicious alternatives to traditional pasta. Get adventurous and treat yourself to more flavourful pasta dishes without putting your health or your weight at stake.

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Assessing Eating Habits

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You do not blame the food for being fat or unhealthy. You should blame yourself because you are unable to control the craving or the desire. There are people who are blaming foods for their belly bulges and love handles. Foods are innocent. You have to look at your eating habits before blaming anyone or anything.

There are many tasty and delicious foods here in Singapore. In fact, many Singaporeans are gourmands. You will notice that wherever you go, every corner or every street has more than one restaurant or food centre. Food is highly available and accessible here and with this, it is important that you assess your eating habits first if you want to be healthy. You can assess your eating habits by learning what type of eater you are. Here are the types of eater:

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1.       The Meal Skipper
If you skip meal, you belong to this type. There are people who usually skip breakfast because they think that they will lose weight. They thought wrong. When you skip breakfast (or any meal) you have the tendency to binge eat because you feel very hungry. You consume double than what you regularly eat.

2.       The Convenient Diner
If you do not like or if you do not have time to prepare for food, you belong to this type. You know that junk foods and fast food meals are unhealthy but you eat them anyway. You only want to consume what is there.

3.       The Swing Eater
If you consider healthy eating today and forget about it tomorrow, you belong to this type. You have to be consistent when you consider healthy eating. Remember that healthy eating is not a one-day thing. The inconsistent eating will confuse your body. You should avoid this.

4.       The Hearty Portioner
If you are slowly eating your food because you savour each bite, you belong to this type. When you eat, do it like the Parisians do. They eat and talk in between. If you eat slowly, you are giving your brain time to process it and send a signal that you are already full.

5.       The Steady Eater
If you eat even if you are not hungry, you belong to this type. You think that there is nothing wrong if you spoil your body with foods that you think you deserve. That is understandable but sometimes, spoiling yourself will not do you good.

6.       The Night Time Nibbler
If you love to nibble during midnight, you belong to this type. When you sleep late, you consider eating snacks. You will surely gain weight if you sleep late.

Now you can identify which eater you are. After identifying it, you can now make a plan to change your eating habits and make it healthier. It is not easy to live a healthy life but you have to do it anyway for the sake of your future and your family.

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