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Wheat Flour Vs All Purpose
Which is better?Whole wheat flour or whole wheat+soya+gram+corn+oat+psyllium husk giving 15.6gm of protein?any significant benefits?or just hype?Guide
It would be helpful: ...to understand your goals of therapy in taking these products, before we can comment on which is better specifically for you, or in general. ...Read more
In India,most of white bread is made from maida(all purpose wheat flour).Why do people eat it as everyday breakfast item when maida is very unhealthy?
Ask them: Lots of them are poor and you eat whatever you can afford to. ...Read more
Hard to say: First, how long after eating are you checking your sugar? You should be waiting at least 2 hours to get reproducible valid results. If you are 270 2hr pp, that of course, is too high, and just switching from a simple carb (white flour) to a more complex carb (soy) will probably not get it into the target range of <150. You may need to look at eating fewer carbs of any type, or adding medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's all good: If your proteins are from vegetable sources, mix them for an optimal balance of amino acids, or eat plenty. I'm very glad you're lifting. There's a lot of confusing talk out there; the key is plenty of protein without a great amount in the way of calories; don't forget aerobic fitness as well. ...Read more
For type 2 diabetes, if someone has to choose between whole grain sorghum flour and whole grain wheat flour, which one of the two would b better?
Food safety.: Pasteurization is a process of heating a food product to a specific temperature for a set length of time to decrease its microbial content and slow its spoilage. Milk and juice are examples of pasteurized products. The use of pasteurization has lead to huge advances in food safety, especially infant deaths due to food-borne illness. A side effect that some vitamin & mineral content is lost. ...Read more
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
Is steamed white rice fattening? Can it replace wheat bread in a meal? What are good edible sources of calcium besides milk and suppliments?
Yes: White rice has a high glycemic index, which means it causes a rapid rise in your blood sugar. Part of the Insulin response to that rapid increase in blood sugar makes you fat. A tiny amount won't hurt, but it makes it difficult to lose weight. Replace the bread with vegetables. Not rice. Starch is not a required part of a meal. You can get calcium from yogurt, cheese, sardines, greens. ...Read more
Yes they can but: But within the alowed amount of carbs and the calories.Actually whole grains including whole wheat products are preferred over fefined and processed grain food.So in reality whole grain food including whole wheat. Whole grain and whole wheat breads rank differently, glycemic index of whole grain bread is 51 and whole wheat bread is 71.So whole grain is better than whole wheat, which better>refined. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My friend had high fat low carb diet and omit wheat, rice, sugar oat and all other cereals from food list. Is it safe? M indian n can"t forego wheat.
Fad diet: This "pop" diet -- despite the elaborate "scientific theory" presented by its proponents -- probably works like most of the other diet fads by limiting food choices. It's your friend's business; i trust this person will use appropriate, cost-effective supplements as needed if it's too restrictive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Refining: Typically white indicates that there has been more refining of the bread. You want the least ammount of refining to get the most and best ammount of healthy nutrients. Go with whole wheat brown. 7 grain whole wheat is probably one of the best. ...Read more
Refinement: White bread is made from flour which has been milled so the husks are removed and only the core remains. Whole grain bread is coarsely ground so the husks remain partly with that type of flour . Some consider that whole grain bread is more healthy and certainly the taste and texture are different. If these are your concerns, then use whole grain. ...Read more
Where can I find the carb values of vegetables and grains such as toor dal, wheat, mung beans, etc.?
Carb values: Please see www.webmd.com You can also look up Doctor Mercola or Doctor Weil. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Is this a good breakfast for example i'll have whole wheat toast with peanut butter and shredded wheat cereal?
Help! harder to find 100% stone ground whole bread. Labels are deceptive using "wheat flour" any suggestions?
Whole breads: Have you tried health food stores or organic stores? There should be some in your area, i hope. Also, worst case scenario - try on-line retailers such as amazon or other food stores. As far as labels, you gotta believe what they say. Otherwise, your only choice is to take it to the lab and get it tested yourself. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Neither: Neither one makes a difference for PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome). As the name implies- these have to do with ovarian cysts- not GI related. ...Read more
In terms of protein powder for protein drinks, what is the best absorbed type? I'm thinking of trying whey protein.
Whey: Whey protein seems to be absorbed well. One thing to remember is that liquid protein tends to rush through the digestive tract quicker, yielding less absorption. To improve absorption, some recommend a digestive enzyme supplement to breakdown the protein and maximize absorption. According to studies, it is absorbed better than casein or soy. I would stick with that and 1g protein per pound/day ...Read more
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