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Doctor insights on: Better To Eat Pasta For Lunch Or Dinner

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My 2.5 yr old has 4oz of pasta, 2oz of veggies, 4oz of fruits and a cup of yogurt for lunch and same for dinner. +6oz of bfast cereal. Is that enough?

My 2.5 yr old has 4oz of pasta, 2oz of veggies, 4oz of fruits and a cup of yogurt for lunch and same for dinner. +6oz of bfast cereal. Is that enough?

Yes: Sounds great to me! And the most important thing is that he is happy, healthy and thriving! Enjoy him, time passes fast! ...Read more

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Do i need to take food with seroquel (quetiapine) to sleep? it doesnt work if i dont eat eggs or a specific microwave pasta dinner with it.

Do i need to take food with seroquel (quetiapine) to sleep? it doesnt work if i dont eat eggs or a specific microwave pasta dinner with it.

Read directions: Seroquel (quetiapine) should be taken without food or with a light meal approximately 300 calories. I would speak to your psychiatrist about how you are taking it and how you are feeling. ...Read more

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I've recently started drinking plenty of water (8 - 12 glasses of water daily), 1- 2 oatmeals daily, a sandwich or pasta for dinner. Is that healthy?

I've recently started drinking plenty of water (8 - 12 glasses of water daily), 1- 2 oatmeals daily, a sandwich or pasta for dinner. Is that healthy?

Eat a balanced diet: The amount of water you drink is dictated by thirst. You do not need to drink more than 4-5 glasseswater/day...Anything over will only make you run to urinals.As for food get a good balance between starches(carbohydertes), proteins and fat.. The goal is to have a healthy weight and get adequate amount of proteins, besides starches and pasta. The sources of proteins are eggs/ nuts/, soy/tofu/fish. ...Read more

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What happens if you accidentally eat some pasta sauce that has gone bad or is molding?

What happens if you accidentally eat some pasta sauce that has gone bad or is molding?

Depends: The consequences could range from just being a grose experience to food poisoning depending on what bacteria / mold was growing and how large a "dose" you ate. If you develop stomach pain, diarrhea and vomiting then you likely have food poisoning. Aside from that there will be no consequences. ...Read more

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I like to eat pasta, rice and other plain food without sauce or stew. Is it wrong or does it have any effect?

I like to eat pasta, rice and other plain food without sauce or stew. Is it wrong or does it have any effect?

Caution: Eating too much processed starch including white pasta and white rice is unhealthy and leads to obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome. A better choice would be whole wheat pasta and brown rice. These are made from whole grains that contain healthy fiber, iron and b-vitamins. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is whole grain pasta okay to eat while on a low glycemic index diet?

Is whole grain pasta okay to eat while on a low glycemic index diet?

It depends: It probably depends on how much fiber is in the pasta, the higher the fiber, the lower the glycemic index will be. Try to get one that has at least 5 grams of fiber per serving or higher. ...Read more

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What should I do about my 3 year old who won't eat anything apart from pasta and peas?

What should I do about my 3 year old who won't eat anything apart from pasta and peas?

Smoothies: A lot of kids will not eat many fruits and vegetables, but will consume a smoothie made with fruits and veggies. A very palatable recipe involves non-fat frozen yogurt, strawberries, and spinach. Kids love this stuff, and don't realize they're getting variety in their diet with the different smoothies you're blending. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods can I eat to replace bread, pasta etc for a healthy diet?

Please suggest what foods can I eat to replace bread, pasta etc for a healthy diet?

Beans and grains: Beans are high in fiber as are grains. Together they make a total protein. One seving of bean and one serving of grain such as black beans and rice. Try to use whole grain rice when possible- since its healthier. ...Read more

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If my husband says he has diabetes, is it right that he should not eat white rice and pasta?

If my husband says he has diabetes, is it right that he should not eat white rice and pasta?

Yes but!: Rice and pasta are very high in carbohydrates and the carbs increase the blood sugars to very high level, that is why doctors ask to avoid these. But if u decrease the serving size and stick tono more than 45- 60 gms of carbohydrate per meal. ...Read more

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Once I eat pasta or chocolate or something that is don with a lot of oil, I suddenly feel tiered and sleepy !? What should I do ?

Once I eat pasta or chocolate or something that is don with a lot of oil, I suddenly feel tiered and sleepy !? What should I do ?

Check your glucose: Type I Diabetic needs careful monitoring of all foods, drinks and physical activity. Schedule an appointment with your Doctor as well as diabetic educator and or nutritionist. Bring in a detailed Blood Glucose Log with everything you are ingesting .You may need to do some adjusting of your diet and Insulin and physical activity. ...Read more

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He eats burgers pizza fries mashed potatoes and pasta and that's it are there health programs to help him learn how to eat better?

He eats burgers pizza fries mashed potatoes and pasta and that's it are there health programs to help him learn how to eat better?

See nutritionist: It sounds like a visit to a nutritionist would be a good idea. Also just a discussion with the family doctor could help with understanding the long term problems with such a diet. Please also understand that people have to be motivated to change their behaviior (or food) or all the education in the world will not help. ...Read more

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What is the best way to lower LDL of 151? I already limited/eliminated all rice, pasta, and cakes. Try to eat lots of veggies daily. Thank you!

What is the best way to lower LDL of 151?  I already limited/eliminated all rice, pasta, and cakes.  Try to eat lots of veggies daily.  Thank you!

Exercise and Meds: Reduce your intake of saturated fats, replace it with unsaturated oils like olive oil. Start exercising, gently first and gradually increase the intensity. Based on your family history and other risk factors it may be prudent to consult your doctor about taking statins. Wish you good health! ...Read more

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I bloat whenever i eat bread, but not pasta. It only seems to happen when i eat bread. Could I have an intolerance to wheat or gluten?

I bloat whenever i eat bread, but not pasta. It only seems to happen when i eat bread.  Could I have an intolerance to wheat or gluten?

Bloat: You could but you should perhaps react with pasta too. You may however be allergic to the yeast in bread. See an allergist for possible testing. ...Read more

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My mom has high b.P n diabetes.She's having gas trouble too what kind of fruits and veggies can she have can she eat meat n pasta.

My mom has high b.P n diabetes.She's having gas trouble too what kind of fruits and veggies can she have can she eat meat n pasta.

Non-starchy veggies: Ask her doctor for referral to diabetic educator and/or nutritionist. She should have a glucometer to measure her body's response to different foods which will tell her exactly how high her sugars get after eating specific amount of specific food. Try to avoid starchy vegetables like regular potatoes. Sweet potatoes & yams should be fine. Brightly or darkly colored veggies are great. Fruit w/skin. ...Read more

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How many cups of pasta noodles and rice should a 15 year old adolescent eat in a meal?

How many cups of pasta noodles and rice should a 15 year old adolescent eat in a meal?

Adolescent males: Eat a lot. A growing male can need as much as 5000-6000 calories a day if he is active, doing sports. It is important to be sure you eat carbs, fats and proteins. The pasta and rice amounts are not quite as important as long as it is not just noodles and rice without veggies, fruits, proteins. An overweight person may need to cut back on the carbs..... ...Read more