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Old 16-01-2006, 12:18 AM posted to alt.food.vegan
Dave
 
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Richard Miller wrote:
How much rice, potatoes, and pasta should you eat per week. I think pasta
should be once a week but I'm not sure about rice and potatoes. Anyone
knows?


There isn't an RDA for any of these foods. I am not qualified to offer
dietary advice but the consensus opinion seems to be that refined
grains like white rice and white pasta should be used sparingly and
wholegrains (a category that includes wholewheat pasta and brown rice)
should be a staple part of your diet. I'm not sure about potatoes. For
some
reason the Harvard School of Public Health lumps them in with
the refined grains.
http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritio.../pyramids.html



Richard