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Is a diabetic to eat more of complex carbohydrates and reduce simple carbs...What are foods having complex carbs and will it cotrol PP sugar levels.

Is a diabetic to eat more of complex carbohydrates and reduce simple carbs...What are foods having complex carbs and will it cotrol PP sugar levels.

In general,: it is the glycemic index (GI) of the food that makes a significant difference in how the food affects PP glucose levels. The higher the GI the faster and the more it will increase blood glucose level. More complex carbohydrates tend to have lower GI than simple carbohydrates. Understanding GI can be very beneficial in controlling diabetes. A wealth of information about GI is available online. ...Read more

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Carbs (Definition)

Carbs is an abbreviation for carbohydrates. The human body breaks down carbohydrates into basic sugars such ...Read more


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The nutrition facts on a food has carbs and then sugar. Do they mean the simple sugars aka monosacharides; glucose, fructose, and galactose?

The nutrition facts on a food has carbs and then sugar. Do they mean the simple sugars aka monosacharides; glucose, fructose, and galactose?

Food Labels: Total carbohydrates include all sugars and fiber. Sugar includes simple sugars and sugar alcohol. Here are three websites about reading food labels: http://www.Fda.Gov/food/ingredientspackaginglabeling/labelingnutrition/ucm274593.Htm http://www.Diabetes.Org/food-and-fitness/food/what-can-i-eat/taking-a-closer-look-at-labels.Html#sugar_alcohols http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/gettinghealthy/nutrition. ...Read more

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Good idea or unnecessary to have a modest amount of simple carbs (sugars) in the AM upon waking (due to having "fasted" for several hours (sleeping))?

Good idea or unnecessary to have a modest amount of simple carbs (sugars) in the AM upon waking (due to having "fasted" for several hours (sleeping))?

Unnecessary, unwise: It's healthy for our bodies to go many hours fasting- healthy person can maintain stable blood sugars for much longer than people sleep. Sugars are toxic. Throughout human evolution sugars (other than those found in fruit) were not part of the diet (other than occ. honey). See http://tinyurl.com/nd33q5x on how bad sugar is for us and http://authoritynutrition.com/intermittent-fasting-guide/ ...Read more

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What if i stop eating carbohydrates, sugar and dinner, will i lose weight?

What if i stop eating carbohydrates, sugar and dinner, will i lose weight?

Breast size: Breast size is affected by weight loss, and many other factors including hormones and pregnanacy. ...Read more

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What is the difference between sugar and carbohydrates if everything becomes glucose?

Refined sugar: Refined sugar gets broken into glucose very quick practically as soon as it touches your mouth! carbohydrates include startches which take longer to be broken down into glucose. ...Read more

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Am 14, 345lbs, and 6'1. If I do not eat any carbohydrates and minimal amounts of sugar, will i lose weight?

Am 14, 345lbs, and 6'1. If I do not eat any carbohydrates and minimal amounts of sugar, will i lose weight?

Losing weight: You are on the right foot. But, you will need to limit the number of calories you eat, always eat breakfast, and do something like walking fast enough to get your heart rate up to about 130 for at least 20 minutes per day. ...Read more