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Is gluten free pasta ( maize starch, soy flour, potato starch and rice starch)with about 40 gm carbohydrates good for cholesterol ?
Does not matter: Since 90% of the cholesterol is produced by the body regardless of your diet, the above would not noticeably affect your cholesterol level. Do note that too much carb may not be good for your health. I don't believe extreme diet does anyone any good. Just eat anything in moderation and exercise at least 3 hrs a week will likely keep you in better shape. ...Read more
Sodium free beans (kidney, black, garbanzo, pinto) vs sweet potatoes which is healthier for wright loss? I've been eatin beans and avoiding potatoes
Neither: Both types of foods contain high glycemic index sugars, the sweet potatoes being somewhat worse. A balanced, lower fat diet and exercise will suffice for weight loss of 10 lbs. Or so. A larger weight loss might require a specific diet. Of those available you should look at the dukan diet. It is a low-fat, high protein, low glycemic index-food diet and is safe for most people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Unsalted carbohydrates are still carbohydrates, unfortunately.Get a more detailed answer ›
Which is best diet for permanent fat loss? Aikins high fat type diet or high carb low fat or low calorie diet. Confused.
It depends: Whichever one has the least amount of carbs is probably best; if you choose bread then choose whole grain bread. Consider whole grain crackers that also have seeds as those will be lower in carbs (such as mary's gone crackers). In following a low carb diet you don't need to completely avoid grains but keep the amount of grains relatively low; whole gluten-free grains are relatively healthy. ...Read more
Not really.: Fat is a basically unrefined cholesterol, so even if you eat fatty foods, the body makes cholesterol from the fat. Most high fat foods are also high cholesterol foods. The national cholesterol education program helps provide guidelines of how to reduce the intake of total and saturated fat for lower cholesterol to lower risk for atherosclerosis. ...Read more
Does sweetener zero calories contain lactose sucrose leucine crosscarmellose sodium which is diet sweetener effect on triglycerides like sugar ?
Sweeteners: Don't have calories, i agree. The trouble is that our taste mechanism is made up of 6 stimulants--- sweet, sour bitter, salt, astringent, and metal. All god made food provides flavor from permutations and combinations of the 6. A single sweet input provides a jolt of pleasure that is addictive. It is brain signals that govern our ability to adapt to our environment. We need to obey diet rules. ...Read more
Today ate large egg salad sandwich cocoa out drink energy drink sugar free double cheese burger and non sweet tea. Is this too much carbs?
Probably not: Sugar free candy is a way to get some of the joy and satisfaction that you might get from sugared candy, without the sugar and calories. It is a substtute for this and not a source of nutrition. So it is not "healthy' to eat but can satisfy the craving without the calories. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is baked turkey breast, with a small mix of black beans, bell pepper, onion, tomatoe, low sodium hot sauce a healthy dinner? Trying 2 lose weight
Sounds good!: Sounds like a healthy meal. Just remember to limit portion sizes, because too much of even a healthy dish is too much. ...Read more
See below: Meat, eggs fish , cheese at times , poultry..To start. You can find information at www.Weighstation.Net see newsletters and dietitian..Hope this helps. ...Read more
Doubtful: Read the (lack of) nutritional content of pork rinds....Basically "food porn" in most instances. ...Read more
Peanuts: Unsalted peanuts should be low in salt and low in carbohydrates. Nuts, in general, are a good source of protein and fats. Nuts contain monounsaturated fat, vitamin E, folic acid, magnesium, copper, protein, and fiber, and are rich in antioxidant phytochemicals. Nuts lower "bad" cholesterol levels and raise "good" cholesterol levels. Key is portion control. Don't go nuts on your nuts! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer