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Pasta has a low GI value of 30 to 60, mak­ing it a suit­able food for peo­ple who need to con­trol their blood glu­cose level. How­ever, at­ten­tion should be paid to what goes on top of the pasta.

Ready-made pasta sauces may taste savoury in­stead of sweet but can con­tain around 6g to 12g of sugar per half cup serv­ing, ap­prox­i­mately the same amount as a choco­late chip cookie.

While peo­ple can opt for tomato-based sauce, which has a lower sugar con­tent, they have to be care­ful when adding more in­gre­di­ents into the pot.

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