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A Monomer Of Carbohydrate Simple Sugar
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Im thinking of quitting sugar for 2 weeks. So does carbohydrates consider sugars which is supposed to be cut?
Yes, and no...: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/821596-257-names-for-hidden-sugar. Yes, carbs in all their forms (see link) are all broken down and turned into glucose (sugar). You need a minimum of 50-130 grams/day for your brain. Rather than eliminating them entirely, choose foods with lowest glycemic indices: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=faq&dbid=32 Will significantly help weight loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sugar: is a type of carbohydrate.Get a more detailed answer ›
Many carbs don't: All sugars are carbohydrates but most carbs are not sugar. We don't need to consume any sugar, but low-sugar carbs should be our main source of calories. It is healthy to eat fruits that do have some sugars, but no one needs refined sugar. For a good discussion of the difference between "good" & "bad" carbs see http://www.Hsph.Harvard.Edu/nutritionsource/carbohydrates-full-story/. ...Read more
WeAllNeedALitleSugar: Carbo:carbon, Hydrate:water(hydrogen and oxygen)--boring but important.All kinds out there,from digestible to indigestible. In the end the body needs to break them down into glucose, which is then run through our metabolic mill to eventually give us energy to live. A sugar is just a very simple carbohydrate(e.g. glucose). Real complex ones are starches(like in a potato),then broken down to glucose ...Read more
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