All pastas can be divided into four types. The first type is tubular, with a diameter from 7 to 4 mm. Second – vermicelli, 3 to less than 1 mm, this is spaghetti. The third type – "ribbon" products or noodles. Fourth – curly products: all kinds of shells, turntables, stars, rings.
Pasta differs not only in appearance, but also by its composition, more precisely – its raw materials. Noodles are made from top quality durum wheat. For example, in Italy for making pasta, destined for the local market, Italians for making the dough for the pasta use only hard wheat, while for exports are sent to products of mixed varieties and small amounts of durum wheat.
What so special in dough made of durum wheat? When they grind the wheat in order to make regular flour, similar to the dust, the durum wheat leaves small grains – "char." With proper grinding, pressing and drying the crystalline starch is not destroyed, giving the pasta that same consistency, which creates a wonderful flavor.
Pasta contains a huge energy charge. In a modest plate of spaghetti is almost 30 grams of carbohydrates. Moreover, these are "long playing" carbohydrates. Energy is released slowly, so you do not have the sweeping effect of insulin secret similar to the one after consuming sugar. Insulin "can" convert carbohydrates into the subcutaneous fat, which is why those who are sitting a sweets, has elevated levels of insulin in the blood and a guaranteed future problems with fat. Accusations of pasta, that from them, that it makes people fat, unfounded from a scientific point of view. You just have to try not to put in the pasta a piece of butter or pour fatty sauces.
Pasta contains fiber. Enthusiasm about this poorly soluble carbohydrates is now subsidized. It was found that the fiber has the effect of stimulation of the intestine. Bodybuilders need to "refuel" macaroni two hours before their workout. The content of carbohydrates in a sort of pasta has to be stated on the packaging. So calculate the portion, if during the times of heavy training you need to consume up to 6 grams of carbohydrates per kilogram of body weight.
Pasta is a reliably cheap product. There are expensive "versions", for example, high protein, but protein component for you is not so important. Any you drink protein shakes. So it is quite possible to do cheaper variety. Pasta can be made from flour of different species, but also after different technologies. Therefore, the taste of the pasta can differ: from the repulsive to the "can not stop eating". In this sense the choice of pasta for you is really just a matter of taste.
Moreover, doctors from all over the world argument that depression can be combated by pasta. After you eat pasta, you will improve your mood and feelings. It turns out that spaghetti are on a par with other antidepressants – bananas, apple pie … The satisfaction of a meal gives it contains acid tryptophan, which the body turns into serotonin – the hormone of happiness.