Hearty buckwheat soba noodles and sweet orange ginger salmon make a delicious, filling meal that is ready in just 30 minutes.
I was chatting with a patient at my internship the other day when I heard something that really disturbed me.
The young woman was advised by her doctor that in order to lose weight she should stop eating pasta (along with a laundry list of other supposedly nefarious products).
In addition to the fact that I completely disagree with black and white thinking about food, I found this statement particularly irritating, as “pasta” has plenty of health-promoting properties.
Fiber, protein, B vitamins, magnesium, iron and selenium are just a few of the nutritional components in whole grain noodles made from whole wheat, quinoa, corn, brown rice, black beans, lentils, and many other bases.
Sure, if we’re talking about a mixing bowl portion of Fettuccine Alfredo from Olive Garden, then I somewhat see this physician’s point — it’s not exactly a nutrient dense meal. But to blast pasta in general is misguided.