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Doctor insights on: Nutrition Guide For Barnellis Pasta Bowl

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Please describe a good daily healthy meal/nutrition guide?

Please describe a good daily healthy meal/nutrition guide?

See below: Eat a mixed diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts; low in saturated fats; no tobacco, no more one drink a day and exercise at least 30 minutes each day and maintain a healthy weight. See this site for more info.
http://www. Choosemyplate. Gov/. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Is there a source for a nutrition guide for recovery from c diff?

Is there a source for a nutrition guide for recovery from c diff?

C. diff: Not that I am aware of. I don't think you need to follow any certain diet. Just stay away from caffeine, dairy, fried and fatty foods or any other foods known to cause/aggravate your discomfort. I strongly suggest getting a probiotic supplement to help restore normal flora. ...Read more

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Me on diet, can I use boil chicken/cereal or pasta daily? But I have pcos so have to manage weight and hormonal balance, guide about my diet in detail.

Me on diet, can I use boil chicken/cereal or pasta daily? But I have pcos so have to manage weight and hormonal balance, guide about my diet in detail.

Stop the Bad Foods: The fastest and easiest way to lose weight is to find the causes of your weight gain. I have enclosed a list of the top 6 causes for weight gain in order of which are the most important to change, if you drink sugary drinks (soda, juices, gatorade), change to no calorie drink, if you are eating burgers & fries, eat a ham sandwich, if u are skipping breakfast, have a 100 cal bagel w cheese-simple! ...Read more

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If someone is gluten intolerant, what would happen if they ate a big bowl of pasta, or just lots of gluten in general? Would symptoms occur daily?

If someone is gluten intolerant, what would happen if they ate a big bowl of pasta, or just lots of gluten in general? Would symptoms occur daily?

Bad Things Man: Bad diarrhea, abdominal pain and cramping, bloatedness with abdominal distension and mouth ulcers may be present. As the bowel becomes more damaged, a degree of lactose intolerance may develop, eventually you develop malabsorption which causes multiple medical conditions due to lack of being able to absorb the nutrients effectively. ...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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Is there a connection between pasta & headaches?

Is there a connection between pasta & headaches?

Not usually: Some patients with migraine encounter triggers with some foods (msg, nitrites, red wine, pickled herring, aged cheeses, etc). It is not the pasta or gluten, but perhaps what accompanies it. Can "google" provocative foods and correlate. ...Read more

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Can you tell me can I be allergic to just pasta?

Can you tell me can I be allergic to just pasta?

Gluten, wheat or egg: Allergy is a highly specific kind reaction in the spectrum of adverse reactions to foods.
You could be allergic to either wheat or to egg in pasta. Sensitivity to the gluten in pasta is a different kind of allergy. In any case it would be highly unusual to only have symptoms to pasta and not to other foods containing either wheat, gluten or egg. I wonder what your symptoms of allergy are? ...Read more

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Is there any difference between pasta and rice in a diet?

Is there any difference between pasta and rice in a diet?

Yes: Pasta is generally flour based. People with gluten sensitivity would be unable to eat pasta but could tolerate rice without symptoms. Both pasta and rice poke the blood sugar up sharply after a meal. ...Read more

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Just had some pasta and now I have pains in my chest what could this mean?

Just had some pasta and now I have pains in my chest what could this mean?

See below: Assuming your chest pain is related to the meal it's possible your having symptoms of GERD with esophagitis (heart burn). Although coronary heart disease is less likely symptomatic under forty years of age, if the discomfort is not quickly relieved by antacids (Like Tums (calcium carbonate) or Rolaids)call your physician or go to ER). For information on chest pain go to http://bit. Ly/1KCXC9E ...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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Can you become gluten sensitive by not eating it for years? I experience sx the worst after pasta, but they occur frequently with other foods.

Lots of sources: Gluten sensitivity can be acquired over time just like you would acquire an allergy to strawberries. (But less dramatic) There are several blood tests that look for markers of gluten sensitivity and intestinal biopsy to confirm the worst form, celiac disease.It is unlikely you could avoid gluten unless you worked hard at it. Wheat/rye/barley all contain gluten and are pervasive in food products. ...Read more

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If my glass jar of pasta sauce does not have any special "use within X number of days after opening" warnings, then is it okay to keep it after opening, but still refrigerated, until expiration date?

If my glass jar of pasta sauce does not have any special "use within X number of days after opening" warnings, then is it okay to keep it after opening, but still refrigerated, until expiration date?

Depends: Most ready-to-use sauces bought from grocery shelf, if kept refrigerated, will get moldy before growing significant amounts of bacteria. They usually have preservatives to prevent spoilage. Usually if it looks & smells as it did when 1st opened, it is safe to eat. However, it's generally best to eat these within 2 weeks of opening. The expiration date refers to unopened items. ...Read more

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Is eating uncooked pasta bad for your belly? If so how?

Is eating uncooked pasta bad for your belly? If so how?

Uncooked pasta: The short answer is no, as long as you do not have celiac disease or gluten allergy.
Otherwise eat away its only uncooked flour.
Why would you want to eat uncooked pasta anyway? ...Read more

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Is it easier to digest pasta or rice?

Pasta or rice: This really depends on how much you eat. In general rice is better to digest. ...Read more

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Is pasta and rice a carb overload for lunch?

Is pasta and rice a carb overload for lunch?

Pasta and rice.: Pasta and rice (brown preferably) would be fine individually for lunch along with a lean protein source. But I’d think pasta with rice would be unnecessary and ill-advised. ...Read more

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Which one is healthier rice or pasta for daily meal?

Which one is healthier rice or pasta for daily meal?

Neither!: If you are comparing white rice and normal flour based pasta, the answer is neither. They are both very high in easily digestible carbohydrates that cause a large Insulin response with very little nutritional value. Brown rice and whole grain pasta retain some fiber and nutrients, but are still high in easily digestible carbohydrates. ...Read more

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How can I remove (most) starch from pasta and potatoes?

How can I remove (most) starch from pasta and potatoes?

You can't: That would be like trying to remove the water from the ocean. They are starches. Eat sensibly, exercise, and make friends with athletes who will guide your lifestyle ...Read more

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What's the difference between whole wheat and whole grain pasta?

Wheat or other grain: Whole wheat pasta is made only from whole (unrefined, unprocessed) wheat flour. Whole grain pasta can be made from wheat and/or other unrefined grains. ...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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I eat small portions of pasta, can I still build muscle if I do this?

I eat small portions of pasta, can I still build muscle if I do this?

Need protein to: Build muscle and pasta is a carb. Also need exercise (cardio and weight training) to build muscle. ...Read more

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How does whole wheat pasta metabolize differently than regular pasta?

How does whole wheat pasta metabolize differently than regular pasta?

High Fiber content: In whole wheat helps form the bulk and regular Pasta made from White Flour is very refined and does not contain much of Fiber. May cause constipation.
Both have Gluten in it.
I hope I was able to answer the question. ...Read more

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I need your expertise, is having whole wheat pasta with green pesto healthy?

I need your expertise, is having whole wheat pasta with green pesto healthy?

Whole wheat: Pasta is better than regular pasta. Tomato sauce is more nutritious than pesto. The reason for these dietary choices is important. If you are trying to avoid carbs its best to avoid pasta, In general, protein, fat, and carbs at each meal is good and eat brightly colored fruits and vegetables. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is brown rice or brown pasta good or better than white one for my 3 n 1 year kids.

Is brown rice or brown pasta good or better than white one for my 3 n 1 year kids.

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