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Benefits of Noodles

5/4/2012 8:25:02 AM | by Anonymous

Noodles

Those who are looking for a quick fix for hunger would definitely include noodles to their options. They are easy to prepare and fast to consume. Some just need to add hot water in it, leave for 5 minutes then it is good to go. In spite of the common notion on noodles for being unhealthy, the people consuming this meal did not lessen.

 

Noodles are a staple food among Chinese and have become a popular meal among other Asian countries as well as some Western nations. If people base the benefits of noodles on the traditional ones and not on instant noodles, this rice alternative meal can surely supply the same nutrition our body needs like what other staple food can give. They are served in various ways. They can be steamed, stir-fried, boiled or in soup. Seasonings are usually added in noodles to add taste. Meat can be added to noodles so the meal can provide nutrition comparable to rice and meat. For health conscious individuals, you can add some veggies instead to turn it into a healthy snack.

 

Several types of noodles have emerged from different countries. Some of them have proven to be healthy like rice noodles which are gluten and wheat free. It has low sodium content and gives small amount of calories. Since noodles are consumed alternatively for rice and pasta, the former are known to provide carbohydrates as well. For those who want to avoid the fats that can be produced in the body because of carbohydrates, shirataki noodle is a good choice. It has no calories, no carbohydrates and said able to help in weight reduction. It can be conveniently prepared because it is bought pre-cooked and only needs to be heated. Shirataki noodles and soba noodles are high in fiber. These noodles when consumed together with prunes can help those with constipation problem.

 

Noodles are versatile enough to take the place of snacks and main course. They can be plainly mixed with soy sauce or poured with tomato sauce on top with meatballs like those delectable Italian recipes.

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