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Does Brown Rice Cause Constipation
Hi. well i started to introduce brown rice in my eating and my hubby and i got constipation that is some difficulty in passing stool. Could u clarify ?
Fiber?: White rice and farina(the white bread of hot cereals) have no fiber to speak of. Brown rice has a bit more. Whole wheat cereal, e.g. Wheaten a, whole oats, e.g. Oatmeal, oat bran have more fiber. Can't have a decent stool without adequate fiber. In general, aim for 25-35gm/day. Lots of good sources of fiber, r.G. Beans, fruit/veg, whole grains. Lots of good info online. ...Read more
Brown rice: Brown rice has more fiber and vitamins. It also takes longer to cook. There are legions of people who will swear by it, and even more legions who eat white rice without thinking twice, every day. It probably is a little better, but you may eat white rice without damage to your children. Some children have a strong preference. Don't fight this battle. ...Read more
It depends: Upon how much you eat, how it's prepared and what else you eat/drink with it. The difference between the two is insignificant. Check w/a registered dietitian. ...Read more
I have been getting hives recently and have been eating raw brown rice everytime i go to the kitchen. are the two connected?
No: There are numerous different kinds of hives. Sometimes it is allergy to food or medicine. Often it is not allergy. If you have hives every day for 6 weeks, you probably have chronic urticaria which is not allergy. See a dermatologist to determine if you have hives, which kind, and how to manage it. Meanwhile, try ceterazine (Zyrtec) 10mg one or two a day. ...Read more
Why is brown rice supposed to be better for you than white rice? Should they both be avoided if you're trying to lose weight?
Which is healthier? Brown rice or whole grain bread? And is it normal that i'm having romantic feelings towards another male? I'm 18 and male
Cooked brown rice and it says every 1/4 cup is 160 I made 1/2 cup so it's 360 the rice doubled in size to 2 cups did the calories increase too??
Calories=cooked: Measure the product after it is cooked for accurate calorie information. Cooking only adds water, btw, it doesn't affect the nutritional value. If you use parboiled rice or parboil it yourself, the glycemic index goes down a bit (the extent to which your blood sugar rises), which is a good thing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The brown rice I was eating still had the husk/she'll on the outside of some of the rice grains is this ok to eat?
No.: Meats have some transfats, but most are manmade. Transfats are made by hydrogenating oils, which turns them into solids (shortening). Transfats are used in processed foods b/c they last longer on shelf that way -- cookies/pie crusts/chips/popcorn/donuts/creamer/margarine. They raise LDL (bad) and lower HDL (good) cholesterol, which leads to heart disease. Saturated fats are just as bad! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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