Japanese eat italian pasta too, but equally they eat Japanese pasta called SOBA, buckwheat noodles, which is perfect for weight loss.
SOBA noodles are a Japanese pasta made from buckwheat. About the size of spaghetti, soba noodles can be served hot or cold and are traditionally eaten in Japan to celebrate New Year’s Eve. The traditional evening meal to have while waiting to greet the new year is a bowl of hot soba noodles, called toshikoshi soba, which roughly means “end the old year and enter the new year soba noodles”. People think soba symbolizes healthy happiness in thin but long life like soba noodles. If you go to Japanese train stations, you often find standing soba kiosk. Salary man, which means office workers in Japanese, eat soba while standing. when you eat soba, its acceptable to make sound. The noise shows that you are enjoying the delicious soba. You can purchase dried soba noodles at gourmet grocery stores and oriental markets. Since the noodles are made from healthy buckwheat, soba noodles have many nutritional benefits.
Soba noodles are lower in calories and assist with weight loss with one serving of cooked noodles having 113 calories compared to approximately 221 calories in 1 cup of cooked spaghetti noodles. A single serving of soba noodles have less total carbohydrates for people following a low carbohydrate weight-loss program. A 1-cup serving of soba noodles has a total of 24.4 g of carbohydrates compared to 43.2 g in spaghetti noodles. Choline compound in bucket assists with increasing metabolism and decreasing fat accumulation. Buckwheat also promotes regular bowel movements to prevent bloating and intestinal back up that causes temporary weight gain.
The grain used to make soba noodles, can contribute to your cardiovascular health by lowering your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Buckwheat is high in flavonoids, antioxidants that protect your levels of good cholesterol from free radicals. The buckwheat used to make soba noodles also contains magnesium, a mineral that works to lower your blood pressure and improve your blood flow.
You can use for soba salad or soba noodle.