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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