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Old 01-14-2013, 03:52 PM   #32
dabears
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Originally Posted by z00 View Post
You're right, but I was talking in terms of nutrients you get from eating pasta vs whole wheat pasta.

This articles sums it up pretty good.
http://greatist.com/health/is-whole-...sta-healthier/
that article is a joke man.

pasta isn't healthy, period. The key ingredient is FLOUR. Same with bread. You get some health benefits from eating whole GRAINS but whole wheat is a stupid marketing trick to make people think they are eating healthier. Your body treats whole wheat and "white" the same. The glycemic index is a load of bullshit for the most part... this coming from someone who used to follow it religiously. There are so many factors to glycemic uptake that a simple chart is preposterous.

Making something less unhealthy doesn't make it HEALTHY. It's just less bad for you... who cares, it is still unhealthy.

And nothing you get from eating "complex carbs" isn't easily obtained from a diet rich in vegetables. Eating whole grains for the vitamin & nutrient benefit is like eating soy for its protein content... there are much better, healthier, and more complete sources.
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