What are the nutritional benefits of brown versus white rice?

What are the nutritional benefits of brown versus white rice? Brown rice has the bran coating so it will be at least 10% higher in fiber, magnesium, and selenium. It is significantly higher in manganese.  White rice, as well as grain products that have been processed, are fortified with folacin to reduce neural tube birth...

Does publicity influence people into buying junk food?

Hi, we are students from Mexico, and we're making an investigation about junk food. We would be very glad if you could take a time to answer some questions for us, which are the following: Is junk food really junk (does it really affect or benefit human's health? Which are the characteristics of junk...

I am confused over the flour ingredient on the ingredient list of various breads.

I am somewhat confused over the "flour" ingredient component on the ingredient list of various bread. One will say "wheat flour", another says "enriched flour (wheat)", another "enriched flour (flour)", another "stone ground wheat flour", etc. How's a regular (fiber-pun intended!) person supposed to assess the relative value of these statements? Can you give some...

What should be the heaviest meal of the day?

What should be the heaviest meal of the day? Lunch or dinner? Physiologically, it doesn't matter what time of day is your heaviest meal. Actually, your body does better with 6 smaller meals per day. A heavy meal may put you to sleep, especially if it is high in carbohydrate and/or fat.

I’m a 14-year-old teenager and I have been struggling to lose weight. Do you have any tips for me?

I'm a 14-year-old teenager and I have been struggling to lose weight for quite some time now. I walk twice a day for 30 minutes each time and I do 30 sit-ups each week. I eat very well but on weekends I sort of let go of my good eating pattern and eat junk...

My skin has the orange peel look to it. I’m hoping that my new eating and exercise program will help in reduce it..

Thank you very much for responding to my e-mail. My skin has the orange peel look to it. I'm hoping that my new eating and exercise program will help in reducing its appearance. Thank you again for your response. You're welcome. There is no cream, lotion or pill you can use that will get rid...

What are the nutritional qualities of jicima?

I found your address on the dietitian's web page. I recently discovered jicima and absolutely love it chopped up raw as a snack during the day. I'm trying to find out what its nutritional qualities are and am coming up short. Could you tell me any resources where I can find what vitamins and minerals...

Can provide me with nutritional information on Schlotzksy’s sandwiches?

I hope that you can provide me with nutritional information on Schlotzsky's sandwiches, the original in particular. I have asked at the restaurant here, but they don't have the information available. I appreciate anything you can give me. I would like to know the following at the least. How many calories? How many grams...

I know that the vegetarian and vegan are is the only really healthy diets.

This is not a question but a comment. I have just read what you have to say on a vegetarian diet and frankly, I'm disappointed by your advice. No, I'm not a dietitian, but even I know that the vegetarian diet and better still vegan diet, is the only really healthy diet. The idea...

I have been trying meal preparation ahead of time, but I am running out of ideas.

I have been trying meal preparation ahead of time, but I am running out of ideas. The new recipes I am looking into I am afraid will not last like the ones I already prepare. How long will the following last if I was to prep them? Egg White Omelet Grilled chicken Asparagus Mashed...

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