SCENE + HEARD: Daily Post Choosing Your Noodle for National Pasta Day By Staff Thursday, October 17, 2019 1:10 PM Yesterday was National Pasta Day―surely a favorite holiday for many people around the world. Part of what makes pasta so good is its adaptability―you can eat it anytime, any way, and can make it out of... well, almost anything, as it turns out. But are alternative pastas actually any better for you than traditional pasta? And how? To celebrate National Pasta Day, the Cleveland Clinic spoke to functional medicine registered dietitian Lindsay Malone, RD to find out. Take a look at Cleveland Clinic to learn some more―after all, what could be better than saying eating pasta is beneficial to your health?