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Is beans and rice too much starch?

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  • 9 months ago
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    Too much starch for what?

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    • skeptik
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      9 months agoReport

      Ah ...
      Probably not. But just in case, don't use white rice.
      It's not so much the total amount of starch, as it is the balance between starch and fiber.

      https://www.joslin.org/info/5-common-food-myths-for-people-with-diabetes.html
      See #3 in the link.

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    If all the starch you got was from rice & beans, you would be doing great.

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  • 9 months ago

    Depends on how much of it you eat.

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  • 9 months ago

    nope, great protein + starch!

    • Mark
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      9 months agoReport

      And great fibre, too!

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Beans and rice is a very healthy dish.

    Together, they make a total substitute for meat-protein.

    There are a fair amount of carbohydrates in beans-and-rice ... BUT beans have a lot of fiber, which slows down the intake of the starches (better for diabetics, for weight loss). And if you use brown rice rather than white rice, you increase the fiber content even more.

    Plus there are all sorts of nutrients in both the beans and in brown rice, so it is a very healthy meal.

    BUT it is rather high in calories, so if you are watching your weight or trying to lose weight, you might want to start counting the calories for the quantity you are serving yourself.

    I'm a diabetic on a weight-loss program ... for a meal, I will eat 1/2 cup of beans, mixed in with 1/2 cup of cooked vegetables (canned tomatoes, celery, zucchini, bell pepper, etc etc) with the beans ... and 1/2 cup of brown rice. That will be the whole meal ... water for fluids.

    I usually make enough beans-vegetables for 6 meals at one time, eat 3 and freeze the other 3 individually for a later time. I also freeze extra cooked brown rice separately.

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    I used to eat a lot as a vegan and I lost a hell of a lot of weight. its their diet on im a celeb too

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  • 9 months ago

    Restaurants put beans and rice in burritos all the time. So I would say no.

    • Janet
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      9 months agoReport

      Restaurants are NOT known for serving healthy food, and since starchy foods are cheap their meals are often way too starchy.

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