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Carbs (Overview)

Carbs is an abbreviation for carbohydrates. The human body breaks down carbohydrates into basic sugars such as glucose and fructose.


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What is a good protein to carb ratio for a male in his 20's?

What is a good protein to carb ratio for a male in his 20's?

50:50: In general carbs/protein should be equal with a few caveats. If you are significantly overweight and want to get into a mild ketosis "fat burn" state keep the total carbs below 85 g. Increase protein a bit if you were actively muscle building. For exercise and endurance ad carbs as you go. Good health ...Read more

Carbs (Overview)

Carbs is an abbreviation for carbohydrates. The human body breaks down carbohydrates into basic sugars such as glucose and fructose.


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Which types of food are classified as high carb?

Which types of food are classified as high carb?

Carbs: What i believe you are asking is what carbs are high on the glycemic index. Low-glycemic index foods (less than 55) produce a gradual rise in blood sugar levels that's easy on the body. Foods with high-glycemic index numbers (more than 70) make blood sugar levels as well as Insulin levels spike fast. You can determine what foods are high or low at: www.Glycemicindex.Com. ...Read more

Dr. John Michalski Dr. Michalski
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Carbs (Tip)

Don't eliminate carbs, your body needs them. Choose complex carbs. ...See more

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Eating a Low-Carb Diet (Checklist)

Read labels. Fiber, while a carb, is not digested
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Eat your vegetables!
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Try some of the many low-carb recipes online
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Substitute a low-carb, high-fiber tortilla wrap for sandwiches
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How bad are carbs?

How bad are carbs?

Depends: Carbs" Carbohydtates" are part of nutrition releasing most immediate energy. If not burned by activity - will deposit as fatt cells in our body. Depends which carbs... natural as fruit, vegetable are great. But avoid " Man made" carbs as bakery goods , sweets, juices, sodas... most are processed and have no nutritional value except excess calories converting to abdominal fat. Balance is tje key. ...Read more

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What are white carbs?

Carbs! White?: Sugar and starch. Sugar and flour. Potato. But colored starches are not special carbs! all carbs are highly glycemic unless they have a good amount of fiber-beans, lentlis, etc. Avoid starch and sugars, whenever possible. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Charlap Dr. Charlap
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Carbs (Tip)

Don't avoid foods that have complex carbs like whole grains, beans, vegetables and fruits. ...See more

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What are healthy carbs?

What are healthy carbs?

Non processed: The best carbs are those that are not too processed. Anything instant or made with "white" flour has already been broken down and you are getting "sugar" . Avoid high fructose corn syrup as well. Whole grain or wheat or carbs that need to be cooked alot are the best. Remember though, amounts ingested count as well. ...Read more

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Why are simple carbs bad?

Why are simple carbs bad?

Carbs: They tend to raise your blood glucose rapidly, they are things with a high lucemic index. If your body is flooded with lots of glucose at once, extra is stored in my favorite cell and your the fat cell. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
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Carbs (Tip)

Get your carbs from healthy fresh fruits and veggies! ...See more

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Is the slow carb diet healthy?

Is the slow carb diet healthy?

Not unhealthy: mostly, balanced diet of unprocessed foods. WHole grains would fit with this. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/devils-diet might be entertaining. ...Read more

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Any easy ways to cut out carbs?

Inventory intake: Begin by educating yourself about what carbs you currently eat. Find a list (typically breads, crackers, chips, cereal, rice, potatoes, starchy vegetables and fruits) and see where you can reduce them. It is not necessary to eliminate all carbs, but reducing them can contribute to weight loss and lower blood sugar. ...Read more

Dr. Madhu Kandarpa Dr. Kandarpa
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Carbs (Tip)

Beware of hidden carbs especially when eating out. ...See more

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Are low carb high fat diets safe?

Are low carb high fat diets safe?

Safe but not healthy: Low carb is good especially low refined carbs but high fat is not good especially animal fats. Beware of foods that come from animals that walk on 4 legs (or that are mistreated!) eat lots of fruit vegetables grains high quality protein. If you are diabetic watch out for the fruit. There are a lot of very good websites that can advise you on healthy diets. And don't forget to be active! ...Read more

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Difference between carbs and fats?

Sugar and fat: Carbohydrates are a type of sugar while fats are made of fatty acids. They are chemically different, and treated differently by the body. Fatty acids are essential to the human diet while carbohydrates are not. Simple carbs are worse than complicated carbs. Too many fatty acids, even the healthy kinds like omega-3 is not advisable. ...Read more

Dr. Paul Harper Dr. Harper
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Carbs (Tip)

Use the size of a bagel (volume) as a guide to the amount of carbs that can be eaten per day. ...See more

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What are the rich source of carbs?

Misinformed?: Carbs are the enemy. Carbs are sugar. Why do you want a 'rich' source of carbs? ...Read more

Dr. Derrick Lonsdale Dr. Lonsdale
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Carbs (Tip)

Simple carbs, as in all forms of artificial sugar, are bad. Complex carbs, as in vegetables, are good. ...See more