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Will wheat and rice cereal cause constipation in an adult?

Will wheat and rice cereal cause constipation in an adult?

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

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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more

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Treating Constipation (Checklist)

Increase hydration
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Increase fiber intake
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Avoid constipating foods
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Try to establish routine for timing of bowel movements
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Parboil rice vs brown rice wich is better? Integral or parboil?

Parboil rice vs brown rice wich is better? Integral or parboil?

Rice: Brown rice is20 percent healthier than parboiled white race. Parboiled rice is rich in potassium, fiber and calcium. ...Read more

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Why is brown rice better for you than white rice?

Why is brown rice better for you than white rice?

Healthy choice: Brown rice is the unrefined version of white rice. It has plenty of fiber and minerals with the effect of promoting weight loss,stabilizing blood sugar etc ...Read more

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Treating Constipation (Checklist)

Ensure an adequate intake of fluids daily
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Eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day
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Increase fiber intake with whole grains, beans, and legumes
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Does brown rice have gluten?

Does brown rice have gluten?

No: Rice is gluten free. Watch out for additives and prepared rice dishes. ...Read more

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Treating Constipation (Checklist)

Find cause
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Eat fruits and vegetables, more fiber
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avoid laxatives
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Does a blending brown rice raises its glycemic index?

Does a blending brown rice raises its glycemic index?

Brown rice: Probably not but keep track of your blood sugar and you will quickly see if brown rice is really OK. ...Read more

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