Pasta or rice? These are the properties of the two foods that make them more or less healthy. The two have very similar properties.
The rice and pasta have many things in common. Both are foods from cereals, rich in carbohydrates and simple to prepare (and, therefore, ideal for those occasions when we do not have too much time to spend in the kitchen).
But what is the healthiest option? and What are the properties that distinguish them? We are going to review the main differences of these two foods.
Which is healthier?
The answer to the question of whether rice or pasta is healthier depends largely on the conditions of each person. However, at a general level, we can say that they are very similar.
This is because their nutritional contents are very similar. They are around 130 kcalories per 100g, below 2 grams of fat, above 75 of carbohydrates and although pasta gains in protein and fiber, they really mark very similar values.
On the other hand, the main differences lie in the fact that rice does not contain gluten, so it is more appropriate for people with celiac disease or those who are intolerant or sensitive to gluten; and in that pasta, on the other hand (especially if it is integral) helps diabetics to control their blood sugar marginally better (although the difference is minimal in this regard).
What is recommended, in any case, is to choose the whole versions of both foods before the refined ones. This is because the refining process removes much of the healthy fiber and minerals found in grains.