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Doctor insights on: Is It Healthy To Eat Pasta Each Day

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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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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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I am getting married in 4 months. I consider myself having a healthy diet now but eat a lot of pasta, potatoes and rice. Is this healthy?

I am getting married in 4 months. I consider myself having a healthy diet now but eat a lot of pasta, potatoes and rice. Is this healthy?

Probably yes but...: Advocates of low-fat diets would say this is healthy while fan of low-carb diets would call it unhealthy. There is ongoing debate between these 2 camps- see http://drrandybaker.Com/ potatoes are in the "dirty dozen" foods with most pesticide residues so choose organic if possible. Dr. John mcdougall would heartily endorse your diet- see http://www.Drmcdougall.Com/video/starch_solution.Html. ...Read more

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I found out that there are high levels of arsenic in brown rice. I eat brown rice on its own and in cakes, cereal and pasta every day! Should I stop?

I  found out that there are high levels of arsenic in brown rice. I eat brown rice on its own and in cakes, cereal and pasta every day! Should I stop?

No need to stop: entirely. According to the FDA report it is recommended to eat a varied diet of grains (not just brown rice everyday). Obviously if you believe the risks outweigh the benefits of eating rice you can stop altogether without any ill effects to your health or diet. ...Read more

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Building muscle need 3000-3300 calories a day. Is it health if its good foods like chicken, whole meal pasta, lots of veg and fish etc?

Mediterranean diet: Normal whole food w/lots of lean protein eg chicken & fish, as well as plenty of fruits & veggies, is a great way to pack on muscle if you're exercising. Eggs & beans are 2 more sources of protein as you're looking at consuming ~1g protein per pound of body weight. Some say even more than that. Plus you have to have 3, 500 calories more to gain a pound. Plan on 500 calories/wk extra & above. ...Read more

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How can I make my pasta dishes healthier?

How can I make my pasta dishes healthier?

Less pasta: There are several ways to make pasta dishes healthier but the easiest one is to use less pasta and more fresh meats, fish or vegetables. Pasta is a high carbohydrate food and unless you are using whole wheat it has very little fiber. When you serve a pasta dish make sure there is some protein and serve a small portion of pasta and more sauce and other ingredients. ...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