2.5 times the Fiber and an excellent source of Calcium and Vitamin D.
RONZONI SMART TASTE provides an excellent source of fiber - 5 grams in every 2 oz. serving. That's 2.5 times the fiber of traditional white pasta. Getting the recommended levels of fiber may help with daily digestion and long-term heart health. Children and adults should consume 20 to 35 grams of fiber every day.Dietary fiber is the edible part of plants. By eating high fiber foods you feel fuller and eat less, with fewer absorbed calories. Diets high in fiber have many nutritional benefits:
- May reduce blood cholesterol levels and decrease the risk of heart disease.
- Helps control hunger and body weight.
- May help control blood sugar levels and decrease the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
- Decreases the risk of diverticulosis (inflammation of the intestines).
- Promotes regularity.
But fiber's not the whole story… RONZONI SMART TASTE also provides 20% of your daily requirements of both Calcium and Vitamin D.
Calcium is essential to building strong bones. It is critical for kids, especially fast growing tweens and teens because their bones are growing. In early adult years, our bodies begin losing calcium, so it's important to replace it with calcium rich foods. This is a key to reducing the risk of osteoporosis.
Vitamin D promotes calcium absorption which is essential to bone health. Vitamin D is known as the "sunshine vitamin" because the body manufactures the vitamin after being exposed to sunshine. Five to 15 minutes of sunshine 3 times weekly may be enough to produce the body's requirement of vitamin D. However, even people living in sunny climates may not make enough vitamin D and need more from food or supplements.