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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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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