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Doctor insights on: Advantages Disadvantages Of Carbohydrates

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What are carbohydrates?

What are carbohydrates?

Carbs: Carbohydrates are one of the body’s sources of energy and are composed of starches & sugars. ...Read more

Carbs (Definition)

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


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R.D.A for carbohydrates?

R.D.A for carbohydrates?

None: As you've seen there are diets recommending high amount carbohydrates (cho) and low to none. Cho and lipids (fatty foods) are used primarily for fuel. Cho get changed to lipids for storage and lipids get changed to useable fuel when needed. Best is a sensible balance of both and never consuming more than you burn each 24 hours. ...Read more

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Why am I craving carbohydrates?

Why am I craving carbohydrates?

It's common...: Carbohydrates are a very quick and easy energy source. The craving is more common during withdrawl, especially from tobacco. Try to keep your daily calorie intake under 2000/day. ...Read more

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What foods are carbohydrate free?

What foods are carbohydrate free?

Meats and eggs.: Non-carbohydrate foods include red meat, fish, pork, chicken, turkey, eggs. Fish and egg whites would be the leanest sources of protein in this list. ...Read more

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What is a good carbohydrates diet?

What is a good carbohydrates diet?

Not a diet!: Y recxipes for favordiet of lifestyle. Lifestyle! A low carb diet focuses on debriding your food intake of high glycemic foods, which means virtually eliminating sugars and "the whites, " ie. Flour, srtches, potatoes. I always tell people vto start with either adkin's book, or the carbohydrate addict's cookbook. You can google any food recipe, by simply putting low-carb version. ...Read more

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What do carbohydrates do in the body?

What do carbohydrates do in the body?

Energy: The breakdown of carbohydrates to simple sugars like glucose provides energy for the body to run. The body's metabolism runs on glucose. ...Read more

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How many carbohydrates are in hot dogs?

About 2 grams: There are about 2 grams of carbs in an average frankfurter. Most of the calories come from fat ...Read more

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Are carbohydrate fat blockers effective?

Are carbohydrate fat blockers effective?

No: Many products advertise themselves as fat blockers or carbohydrate blockers. They are not regulated by the fda, and are making these claims with no scientific evidence that they work. ...Read more

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Can a person live without carbohydrates?

Yes: The human body can form glucose from other metabolites by the process of gluconeogenesis from fats and proteins. This is possible for a short period of time when there is famine, war, shortages etc.

For the long term, a balanced diet is always better. ...Read more

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Are nuts considered complex carbohydrates?

No: Nuts contain protein and good fats. There are very few- carbohydrates in nuts and I wouldn't consider it a source of complex carbs since they are such a minimal amount of the calories in the nuts. Most of the calories comes from the fat. ...Read more

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What foods have high levels of carbohydrate?

Foods with. ..: Foods with sugar or starch. All grains, potatoes, many fruits, etc. You can google for the carb content of anything! ...Read more

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How can I increase carbohydrates in the diet?

How can I increase carbohydrates in the diet?

For a healthy diet,: Check out www. Drmcdougall. Com and www. Nutritionfacts. Org. Both doctors cite lots of research evidence for a low-fat, plant-based diet for good health, including weight loss. ...Read more

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Does limiting carbohydrates help weight reduction?

Yes: In general, yes. For most overweight or obese individuals eating a low-glycemic index diet (foods which are difficult for your body to convert to sugars) produces the best weigh loss results. Remember to take a quality multivitamin when dieting. ...Read more

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What is the function of carbohydrates in our body?

What is the function of carbohydrates in our body?

Energy: Carbohydrates are broken down to be used for energy in the body. In their simplest form, glucose, they help produce energy for metabolism ...Read more

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If I can't eat carbohydrates what can I eat instead?

Among food: Groups, you can still eat proteins and fats. You can also eat leaf vegetables whose carbs are cellulose, which is non-digestable by humans. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods contain complex carbohydrates?

Many!: Complex carbs are either starches or fiber. Starches are useless. Fiber is beneficial. So, total starch is total carbs minus sugar and fiber. Total dietary carbs are carbs minus fiber! ...Read more

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What are healthy carbohydrates we should be eating a day?

What are healthy carbohydrates we should be eating a day?

Healthy carbs: Vegetables, leafy greens, and fruits are all healthy carbohydrates. You want to avoid too much sugar in one day, though --which means limiting very sweet fruits (papaya, bananas, pineapple, etc) to infrequent desserts only. Replace simple carbs like white breads, potatoes, & rice with more complex carbs like whole wheat (if you eat wheat) bread, brown rice, quinoa, sweet potatoes, etc. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as general carbohydrate intolerance?

Diabetes?: Diabetes comes to mind. However I have a suspicion that your question is related to something else. If so, please describe your symptoms after eating carb. ...Read more

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What type of foods are considered as complex carbohydrates?

Non-refined carbs: Carbs tend to be divided into Complex and Refined. Complex carbohydrate sources, such as whole-grain breads, starchy vegetables and beans have a lower glycemic index because they take longer for your digestive system to break down. ...Read more

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Help please? I want to know what are carbohydrates (carbs) exactly?

Which Kind: Simple, refined, processed carbs are low in nutrients ; fiber. Complex, unrefined carbohydrates are rich in fiber ; nutrients. Examples of simple carbs: sugar, candy, white rice, white bread, cake, pie, pasta, soda, syrup, many cereals ; alcohol. Examples of complex carbs: fruits, veggies, nuts, beans, legumes, brown rice, oatmeal, herbs, milk, wholegrain foods. ...Read more

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Are the carbohydrates in greek yogurt considered good or bad carbs?

Carbs r same as milk: Greek yougurt is made with sheeps milk or in us with cows milk and has the same carbohydrate as in milk, the sugar carb is lactose less than regular yougurt as it is strained and some lactose is lost and rest is protein and fat. So the carbs are not bad but if no sugar (sucrose) is added to as it will add to the calories. It can be tolerated by lactose intolerant people due to low lactose content. ...Read more

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What daily food I should eat and what is the benefit carbohydrates??

What daily food I should eat and what is the benefit carbohydrates??

Protein, good fats,: And carbs are called "macronutrients." Eat all three but stay lowest on carbs. Avoid bad fats in junk food, anything w/corn syrup. Good fats are olive oil and coconut oil. Avoid sugar. See doc for suggested diet. Spectracell labs in TX can test all your nutrients. Peace and good health. Carbs work together w/protein and fat and then the micronutirens like vitamins and minerals. ...Read more

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I am intolerant to all grain based carbohydrates. What else can I eat?

I am intolerant to all grain based carbohydrates. What else can I eat?

Do you mean gluten?: If you mean wheat-based grains containing gluten, there are many alternative foods you can eat: quinoa, amaranth, rice, bulghur, kasha, millet, kamut, etc. More and more restaurants and stores are carrying gluten-free items. If you mean something else please let us know. Of course, you can also eat proteins, healthy fats, nuts, vegetables, yams, sweet potatoes, fruits, etc galore! ...Read more

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How would you know what percentage of your diet is coming from carbohydrates?

How would you know what percentage of your diet is coming from carbohydrates?

Record it: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. choose whole grains & limit refined grains. pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. check out sparkpeople. Com or myfitnesspal. Com. They contain great calculators to record your carbohydrate intake. ...Read more

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What is the key ingredient in the advanced fat & carbohydrate blocker patch-cr?

See below: The key ingredient, the alpha-amylase inhibitor present is white kidney bean extract (aka phaseolus vulgaris). ...Read more

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Could consuming foods with no or little carbohydrates help me lose quick weight?

Could consuming foods with no or little carbohydrates help me lose quick weight?

Yes and no: You want to avoid large amounts of simple carbs (like sugar) but complex carbs are ok in reasonable amounts. Protein is good, but too much fat will reverse any benefit of avoiding carbs. And any diet without an increase in activity is doomed to fail. You need to burn more calories not just decrease your intake. Even if you start with simple walking... Just get our heart rate up. ...Read more

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Please explain what directly affects carbohydrates (cho) and fat levels in food?

Please explain what directly affects carbohydrates (cho) and fat levels in food?

Not exactly: Sure what you mean. As the composition of the ingredients used and techniques used to prepare the ingredients determine the amount of fats, proteins and carbohydrates in food. ...Read more