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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 ?

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

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Is rice noodles fattening?

Is rice noodles fattening?

probably not: Rice noodles are a good alternative form of this food type. They will not cause fattening if part of an overall assessment of dietary intake. Asian food commonly calls for these noodles and those on a gluten free diet can use them as well. ...Read more

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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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Is agave nectar a safe sugar substitute?

Is agave nectar a safe sugar substitute?

Yes: Just remember if you are diabetic, this may raise your blood glucose since it is a fruit. ...Read more

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Is rice flour better for you than wheat or all purpose flour.?

Is rice flour better for you than wheat or all purpose flour.?

Gluten intolerance?: All purpose flour is wheat flour. The only reason to switch from a wheat flour is if you are gluten intolerant. The symptoms are pretty bad from what i've heard. If you think you are intolerant, see a doctor and you'll get a diet to follow. ...Read more

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Is macaroni salad non dairy?

Depends: The macaroni is non-dairy and can even be made with rice noodles which are gluten free. However the sauce is the critical element. Some are made with dairy elements, cream and milk and sour cream, for instance. You need to make it yourself if non-dairy is the goal. ...Read more

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Which is better for babies: BeechNut or Gerber rice cereal?

Which is better for babies: BeechNut or Gerber rice cereal?

Cannot endorse: We are not able to specifically endorse one brand over another. That being said, most mainstream products are similar. Organic products are likely superior in quality and nutritional value ...Read more

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Is eating instant oatmeal, instead of rice ,every breakfast good for constipation?

Is eating instant oatmeal, instead of rice ,every breakfast good for constipation?

Well. yes.: Rice is a problem for constipation which is incredibly common in Asia for this reason. Enough water, vegetables and multiple sources of fiber would be good. Narcotics, rice, chronic use of cathartics would be bad. ...Read more

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Which rice is better white rice(sonamasoori ) or white basmati rice for daily consumption?

Which rice is better white rice(sonamasoori ) or white basmati rice for daily consumption?

Haven't heard of any: Haven't heard of any studies comparing different types of white rice. A study would have to have 2 groups of people eating the same foods and the same amounts of foods, except that one group would eat sona masuri and the other group would eat basmati. As one can imagine, such a research study would be pretty hard to do. In general, white rice is not as healthy as brown rice. ...Read more

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Is baked beans on toast a healthy lunch?

Is baked beans on toast a healthy lunch?

Sure, they're great!: Beans (legumes) are considered both a vegetable & a protein, & appear twice on the USDA Food Guide Pyramid. Beans have a low calorie count but pack a high fiber content. They help lower cholesterol, & are high in antioxidants, protein, B vitamins, iron, magnesium, potassium, copper, zinc. When eaten regularly they can promote a healthy heart & the phytochemicals in beans may reduce some cancers. ...Read more

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Breakfast- apple lunch- bowl of all bran golden crunch cereal with milk dinner- grilled chicken and salad wrap would this be good a good diet?

Breakfast- apple lunch- bowl of all bran golden crunch cereal with milk dinner- grilled chicken and salad wrap would this be good a good diet?

No: It is not balanced throughout the day. Not enough protein in the morning. A source of carbohydrates would also help. Lunch is mostly complex carbohydrates. Again you need a source of protein, try a yogurt. Dinner is reasonable. ...Read more

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Is basmati rice good for weight loss?

Is basmati rice good for weight loss?

Rice is a carb: (carbohydrate). Excessive carbs can contribute to weight gain. Eat in moderation. ...Read more

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Is stevia a recommended sugar substitute?

Is stevia a recommended sugar substitute?

Yes: is a sweetener and sugar substitute extracted from the leaves of the plant species Stevia rebaudiana. It may be used as a recommended sugar substitute ...Read more

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Is cottage cheese a healthy substitute for ice cream?

Is cottage cheese a healthy substitute for ice cream?

Comparison: Low fat ottage cheese has significantly more protein and less carbohydrates (sugar) than ice cream. It generally will make you fee fuller than ice cream as well. It also has fewer calories than ice cream per serving. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat high fiber wheat cereal with plain pancakes for breakfast?

Sure, why not?: That's not really a medical question. You can eat whatever you want. High fiber wheat cereal is good for you. Plain pancakes are yummy. ...Read more

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Are tomatoes a good fruit substitute?

Fruit or veg.: From a botanic standpoint, a tomato is a fruit (ovary of a flowering plant). However from a culinary standpoint it is considered a vegetable. Tomatoes have many health benefits to include being a good source of vitamin c. When heated lycopene is produced (antioxidant that can help reduce risk of prostate cancer). It is low in calories. It can help strengthen bones and reduce cholesterol. ...Read more

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Is eating Greek yogurt a good meal replacement?

No: Too much healthy food at the expense of balanced diet is still a bad idea. Yogurt contains sugar- carbs, proteins and variable fats. No fiber, limited vitamins. It is not meant to be a meal replacement in general. Balanced diets contain all,food groups and provide nutrition that is adequate for good health and energy. This can be the dairy part. ...Read more