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2015/01/27 03:40:15 (permalink)
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Whole pasta vs white pasta?

Any thoughts guys, i've heard a couple of people say white pasta is not much different to the suposed healthier (4-5 times more expencive) whole what pasta.
 
 
But I thought if it exists, and is alot more costly, I may as well find out of its actually better or just abit of a gimmick and maybe only tiny amounts healthier to the regular kind :)
 
I eat about 150g 3 times a week so not too much.
 
Whatever the answer may be if its better for you, does the same apply to rice?
 
 
I know wholemeal or brown bread at least is quite abit better for you however.
 
 
Thanks in advance for any opinions :)
 
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Re: Whole pasta vs white pasta? 2015/01/27 07:47:07 (permalink)
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Read the macros on the packet and make a decision based o your goals. I prefer the taste of wholewheat pasta personally but I very rarely eat pasta anyway.
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Re: Whole pasta vs white pasta? 2015/01/27 10:42:09 (permalink)
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I'm not racist, so I don't care which colour it is.
 
That being said, I think pasta is rank anyway. Too much spag bol as a kid put me off it. 

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Re: Whole pasta vs white pasta? 2015/01/27 10:59:51 (permalink)
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Pasta is only something I eat as a treat or when carb loading (white or whole wheat).  I usually go with whatever suits the dish best, although prefer white pasta for carb loading for the lower fibre.

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Re: Whole pasta vs white pasta? 2015/01/27 11:28:03 (permalink)
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I tend to or try to have white rice/ pasta after my work out and brown before as it contains more fibre on the macro side and slightly more protein.
 
 
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Re: Whole pasta vs white pasta? 2015/01/28 14:31:26 (permalink)
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Thanks guys not a difficult question then seems pretty simple.
 
 
 
In a very blunt and basic way then:
 
 
Wholemeal pasta:            (bit more protein, fiber, lower fat/calories?)
 
 
 
What is White rice/pasta better for:         (bit more good carbs, few more calories/more fat?)
 
 
 
Thanks again :)
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Re: Whole pasta vs white pasta? 2015/01/28 14:44:08 (permalink)
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Slight difference in absorption rate, wholemeal being a bit slower to digest.
Wholemeal pasta if you need to add more fibre to your diet.
Both useful so neither is better than the other. 
I prefer the texture of white pasta but I do also eat wholemeal.

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Re: Whole pasta vs white pasta? 2015/01/28 15:07:13 (permalink)
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In a very blunt and basic way then:
 
Wholemeal pasta:            (bit more protein, fiber, lower fat/calories?)
What is White rice/pasta better for:         (bit more good carbs, few more calories/more fat?)

 
Wholemeal is often higher in fat as well as fibre which means it digests slower and hence a lower GI.
 
White pasta is higher in carbs, due to less of it's volume being made up of fibre.  Not really 'good' carbs as they are more processed, but that entirely depends on your perception of processed carbs.  It has a higher GI, but that can be a good or a bad thing depending on what you want.

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Re: Whole pasta vs white pasta? 2015/01/28 18:51:31 (permalink)
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I think it's mostly avoided by bodybuilders due to the extra gluten, and the fact plain rice vs plain pasta makes rice a clear winner.

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Re: Whole pasta vs white pasta? 2015/01/28 18:54:33 (permalink)
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Not enough difference for me to think beyond which I prefere the taste of

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Re: Whole pasta vs white pasta? 2015/01/29 09:03:10 (permalink)
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Not enough difference for me to think beyond which I prefere the taste of




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Re: Whole pasta vs white pasta? 2015/02/02 20:53:55 (permalink)
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as already said no real difference, so eat whichever you prefer.  While one may be slightly higher in fibre, you should have that base more than covered in the rest of your diet so it really makes no difference, and again with slight theoretical GI or GL differences, i very much doubt your eating a meal of just pasta, so those differences will be largely negated by the protein and fats in the meal.
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Re: Whole pasta vs white pasta? 2015/02/08 09:55:33 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby Barbarian999 2015/02/08 17:33:20
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Wholewheat pasta is nutritionally superior in a few ways. It's lower in glycaemic index meaning a slower, more sustained release of energy.  It's also higher in fibre, plus some B vitamins and minerals
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Re: Whole pasta vs white pasta? 2015/02/08 10:50:30 (permalink)
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Multi-coloured spiral pasta is my pasta of choice.
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