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wholemeal pasta/brown rice vs white pasta and rice

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2009/07/14 20:58:29 (permalink)

wholemeal pasta/brown rice vs white pasta and rice

is wholemeal pasta and rice really that much more beneficial to eat. ?  i have always chosen the wholemeal or brown variety but the wheat in it seems to cause serious farting and stomach pains if i eat alot.
maybe i have an intolerence to wheat or gluten, but if white pasta and white rice is still a good carb source that can be used in a successful  training diet i may opt for that in future. 


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    stevescholes18
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    Re:wholemeal pasta/brown rice vs white pasta and rice 2009/07/14 21:52:32 (permalink)
    Wholemeal is slower releasing and isn't stripped of some of it's nutrition.

    White could be a good post workout carb source for faster releasing.
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    naththebeast
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    Re:wholemeal pasta/brown rice vs white pasta and rice 2009/07/14 22:33:01 (permalink)
    As above, the lower GI on wholemeal foods makes the release slower and wont cause so much of a quick release of the energy into the body.

    Definately more beneficial.



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    flick161
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    Re:wholemeal pasta/brown rice vs white pasta and rice 2009/07/19 18:48:30 (permalink)
    I have a question linked to this but my computer doesn't let me start new threads on this website... :-(
     
    Is Quinoa a good substitute for brown rice whilst dieting because it's low GI? Or am I missing something here?
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    Re:wholemeal pasta/brown rice vs white pasta and rice 2009/07/19 22:26:15 (permalink)
    I understood that brown basmati simply has more fibre but not a lower GI than white basmati, or at least not considerably lower. Which means for me to eat white basmati because it tastes better thanh brown (imo) and with all the sacrifices I make to eat well I can make choices which please my palat without being exceedingly bad.



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    Re:wholemeal pasta/brown rice vs white pasta and rice 2009/07/19 22:45:08 (permalink)
    That can't be right... Or is the difference between wholegrain rice and brown...

    One is definitely lower GI than white...
     
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    Re:wholemeal pasta/brown rice vs white pasta and rice 2009/07/20 21:53:49 (permalink)
    The GI is a lot more than fibre.  There are other consituents of food which affect the GI of that food, as well as the molecular weight of consituent macronutrients.  Therefore NR is correct about what he says about brown basmati v white basmati rice - the GI are similar, but there is more fibre in he brown variety, there is also more B vits, especially niacin, and some minerals in the unpolished (brown) types.

    Quinoa is a great low GI alternative to other low GI carbs - it is fibrous, though I do not know much about its micronutrition

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    Re:wholemeal pasta/brown rice vs white pasta and rice 2009/07/20 21:55:51 (permalink)
    Also 'normal' brown rice, ie not basmati, is medium GI, but is still fibre- and niacin-packed, 'normal' white rice is fairly high GI.  All types depend on the variety.


    OP - there is no need for pasta if you do not tolerate it.

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