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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Nutrition Tip of the Day - January 22, 2011

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Today's Nutrition Tip:

Switch to whole grain pasta. The average pasta is made from refined white flour and contains little to no fiber.  In contrast, whole grain pasta contains 5 or more grams of fiber in a serving.  Whole grain fiber does have a slightly nutty taste and a different texture. If this is not to your liking, be sure to look for the white whole grain varieties. An alternative would be to start by using a mixture of half regular pasta and half whole wheat pasta. You can increase the amount of whole wheat pasta as you become accustomed to the taste.

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Jennifer Voss is a registered dietitian, licensed within the state of Ohio. On this blog, she discusses general nutrition information. This blog should not be used as a substitute for medical advice. Any specific medical or nutrition-related health concerns should be directed to a registered dietitian or medical doctor who is familiar with your medical history.