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Doctor insights on: Regular Pasta Vs Brown Rice Pasta

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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

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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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Is brown rice pasta healthy on wheat belly diet? I eat it in small portions, will it be okay on the wheat belly diet?

Is brown rice pasta healthy on wheat belly diet? I eat it in small portions, will it be okay on the wheat belly diet?

Consider this...: Wheat Belly diet comes from cardiologist William Davis, MD. If you lose weight on the Wheat Belly diet, it will likely be from making healthy food choices and not because you shunned gluten. Ref. http://www.webmd.com/diet/a-z/wheat-belly-diet-review ...Read more

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Runny stools all the time, had a colonoscapy, no abnomalities.Eating healthy ie rice pasta chicken salad brown breads and fruit...At a loss?

Runny stools all the time, had a colonoscapy, no abnomalities.Eating healthy ie rice pasta chicken salad brown breads and fruit...At a loss?

Infection?: If you had a colonoscopy it still doesnt' rule out an intestinal infection. You could have bacteria, yeast, or parasites causing runny stools and not know it. You would need a special test to figure that out. ...Read more

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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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Does brown rice make you fat?

Does brown rice make you fat?

Possibly: If you eat enough of almost anything it will make you overweight. ...Read more

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Is there trans fat in brown rice?

Is there trans fat in brown rice?

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 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?

Whole fiber: White rice has been associated with a small increased risk for diabetes ( about 13%) and brown rice has been associated with a similar decrease risk for developing diabetes ( about 14%). No one know for sure why, but it may have to do with the whole grain in brown rice. Eating whole grains is healthier for you than eating processed grains. ...Read more

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Could brown rice help me gain weight faster than white rice?

Could brown rice help me gain weight faster than white rice?

To gain weight: One just needs to increase the total amount of calories ingested per day, regardless of the type of food. ...Read more

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Does eating brown rice can be beneficial to the body or should I just eat white rice? Thanks

Does eating brown rice can be beneficial to the body or should I just eat white rice? Thanks

Brown is better: White rich is white since they have bleached off and scrapped off the fiber to give a nice bright color The true brown rice will have the husk and fiber rich which provide B complex vitamins and help your bowels ...Read more

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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?

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?

Yes: The husk/shell contains the most important nutrients/ vitamins and most of the fiber. This is why brown rice is healthier than white rice. ...Read more

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Is matta brown rice (kerella) has lower calories than other type of brown rice?

Is matta brown rice (kerella) has lower calories than other type of brown rice?

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