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Calculating The Number Of Complex Carbohydrates And Simple Carbohydrates
Eating: There is no simple answer to this question. It varies and is a complex issue based upon what else one is eating, what diseases one has; if one is on medication, etc. I would be interested what prompts the question. There seems to be little real life use for this information since it will change every day in each human. ...Read more
If I had to make a choice between two unhealthy foods, should I choose the oily fried foods or the sugary/simple carbohydrate food?
Carbohydrates: That is a tough call without more information. Your height, your weight, your food intake, your physical activity, etc. all have an impact on your blood sugar. For a week I would recommend you check your blood sugar before breakfast and again before lunch. Document what you ate at breakfast and any snacks before lunch. This should help you decide how you are doing with pre-diabetes. ...Read more
Carb Quandry : Some "complex" carbs(brown rice, whole wheat) are metabolized slowly and are better for weight management but ultimately if you consume more calories than you need you will gain weight. Reduce all carbs, especially simple carbs(white bread, rice or pasta). Eat frequent(6) small meals a day. Exercise vigorously for about 150 min a week, drink plenty (60 oz) of water and get 8 hours of good sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a standard % of carbohydrates that need to be or should be complex vs simple for dailey intake?
Yes: For a variety of reasons, too many simple carbohydrates can lead to fatigue, . If you have healthy pancreas, sugar will often initially give you a surge in energy, but then the blood sugar falls and you get fatigued, often wanting more cho. If this is chronic, Insulin resistance will lead to diabetes which cause other reasons for fatigue. Try to avoid that. ...Read more
Can you tell me what number of carbohydrates should a man have every day if he has type 2 diabetes?
Are the carbohydrates found in meat, particularly chicken, considered simple or complex? Or a mix of both?
Meat: There are no carbohydrates found in meat unless they are added in the cooking. ...Read more
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
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