Pasta is bad for you, right? Oh, but how can something so good be bad? Well, truth is, it’s maybe not so bad. In fact, for those of us who train to fight, pasta is actually quite good. It’s an excellent source of complex carbohydrates, which provide a ton of energy and it’s a source of many essential vitamins and minerals. Of course once you start topping pasta with high calorie, high fat, dense fillings, sauces and extras, it begins to become the bad food so many proclaim it to be.
Yep, pasta is pretty darn nutritious and, minus sauce, is quite low fat. Okay, you’re thinking “but carbs are unhealthy, right?” Check your food pyramid, sister! carbohydrates are right there at the bottom - the foundation, you might say. Remember, you need carbs for energy, and pasta, with its complex carbohydrates, provides significant sustained energy and helps you regulate blood sugar levels.