HealthyDC: Benefits of Whole Wheat Pasta
HealthyDC’s Chef Huda breaks down the benefits of whole wheat pasta, as opposed to regular white pasta.
Benefits of whole wheat pasta
• Even though other types of pasta may be cheaper and have a longer shelf life, they are nutritionally weaker than whole wheat pasta.
• Opting for whole wheat ensures consuming the most nutritional benefits, including the bran and the germ’s vitamin E, major B vitamins, antioxidants, appetite-squashing fiber, protein, and healthy fats.
• Eating at least 3 servings of whole grains (½ cup of cooked whole wheat pasta=1 serving) per day can reduce the risk of chronic health conditions like cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, cancer, and digestive issues.
• Whole grains are high in dietary fiber, which promotes digestive health; helps lower blood sugar and blood cholesterol levels; encourages regular bowel movements and aids in weight management.
MEET CHEF HUDA
Huda is a multi-talented personality. She is a professional celebrity chef, hollywood stylist, entertainment writer and correspondent. Known for her pretty and delicious dishes and expertise in Healthy Comfort Food.
Chef Huda is a rising force in “Food, Fashion & Entertainment.” She has been featured on NBC, ABC, CBS, The CW, Fox, Howard Stern’s Show, Donald Trump’s Show, The Ultimate Merger, Vogue (Italia) and ABC’s The Taste to name a few. She is a food and entertainment contributing writer for an array of media outlets including The Washington Post and a lifestyle expert for Monarch Magazine. She is currently the Celebrity Chef for CW Network/ DC50 TV for the Healthy DC initiative campaign. The multi-talented Chef Huda was recently a featured favorite on ABC’s hit show, “The Taste” that debuted at #1, with celebrity chef judges Anthony Bourdain and Nigella Lawson. Chef Huda devotes her time to important causes, she serves as an Ambassador for The American Heart Association. Recently, she was also honored to receive the 2013 Tastemaker Excellence Award and was honored by Who’s Who Publishing. As a multi-faceted brand in Food, Fashion and Entertainment, Chef Huda is quickly on her way to becoming one of America’s favorite culinary experts and TV personalities.