BY SCOTT GROTH
LOW CARB JOURNEY
Gluten-free pasta has been a game-changer for those who are sensitive to gluten, have celiac disease, or simply prefer to avoid it.
Unlike traditional pasta, which is made from wheat, gluten-free options utilize alternatives like rice, quinoa, or cornflour. But does it make it low carb?
Gluten-free doesn't mean low carb. Gluten-free pasta options can often have similar or higher carbohydrate content.
So, while it might be a healthier choice in some respects, it's not the go-to option if you're cutting carbs.
There are, however, specialized low carb noodles that are also gluten-free, designed specifically for people on a ketogenic diet.
A good low-carb pasta alternative is often made from ingredients like shirataki (miracle noodles), zucchini, or spaghetti squash, which are all gluten-free.