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Carbs In Ba
I gained 35lb in 6mo. No change to diet/exercise. 1000-1200 calories of a gluten-free, dairy-free, all organic diet. Low WBC, High ALT, .49TSH. Ideas?
Weight gain: When you say low WBC do you know how low? Also what was your T4 level? Sometimes people that are in extreme stressful conditions, poor sleep or high cortisol levels tend to affect your overall adrenal system. It may not be as apparent in a clinical setting but it can be subclinical. Doing things like mediation and yoga and frequent exercise can sometimes push you back to balance. ...Read more
Do excess carbs/sugars get converted into saturated fat in our bodies? And if so, then would a high fat/low carb diet be healthier than a high carb/low fat diet?
Yes and No: Yes, you are right in that excess of carbs/sugars get converted into fat. So do eat carbs, but in moderation. Eating fat doe snot do any good, so i would say no to your second question. What you need to do is choose a balanced diet which has ample amounts of plant based foods which are free of both fats and avoid too much sugar. In addition, get a good amount of proteins by eating fish, nuts & egg. ...Read more
1.0 gm protein/kg: The only essential need is for protein of about 1.0 gm for each kg of weight. There is no need to take cholesterol and saturated fats. A mixed diet of fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts and low fat milk products will be sufficient. To maintain healthy weight, control the caloric intake and exercise 30 minute/day. Consult this site for more info. http://www.choosemyplate.gov/. ...Read more
Is all sugar bad? E.g. Sugar in fresh fruit, or sugar in raw honey. Liver load in mind not so much weight loss. How much a day including from fruit ?
Low-glycemic fruitOK: Good question. Some fruit has much more sugar than others. Small fruits where you eat the peel have many health benefits (berries, cherries, grapes, apples) & don't increase blood sugar much, but tropical fruits/melons should be limited. Honey in moderation also has health benefits-as a sweetener better than sugar but don't eat for health! See http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/264667.php ...Read more
Im m32yrs.Weigh 84kg.Started moderate to high intensity weight workout. Mostly desk job.Have low sperm count.How much &which nutrient r req in my diet?
Different factors: There are different factors that can affect sperm such as local heat to the testicle area , alcohol etc. There could be anatomical reasons such as the presence of dilated vains in the testicle best is to see a urologist that can perform an exam as well as blood work if needed and prescribe medications or supplements . Antioxidants oct can be helpful for certain condition that cause low sperm. ...Read more
I'm 5 ft, 110 lbs. Recently I ate a low carb, low fat, low sugar diet and mostly veggie. I lost 9 lbs, but there's no change in my measurement???
Assuming the food i eat is high in total fat but very low in saturated fat & i manage to burn all calories i eat.Is high fat food OK in this scenario?
Unknown: I don't think we really know the answer to this excellent question but my impression is that, if you're using all the calories you eat, the fat content is not harmful. I base this on lipid profile results of Dr. Adkins (of the Adkins' diet) who eat a low carb, high fat diet, lose weight, and have no demonstrable harm. Some fats (monounsaturated) in moderation, appear to actually be beneficial. ...Read more
None: There is no glucose in either beer or diet coke. Diet coke is sweetened with an artificial sweetner. Beer has alcohol sugars in it but no glucose. Diet coke should be zero calories. Beer on the other hand is variable as it ranges from 3% to 12% alcohol; if we take the average of 5% you are looking at about 13 calories per ounce. ...Read more
In the past three decades, have carbohydrates in this country comprised a larger % of our caloric intake?
Yes thats true: The worst carb are the sugar rich sodas which have been promoted by the soda industry and the fruit juices.The creals fortified with sugars are another cause.There is incresed consumption of processed food.This is all at home when people eat out thats a different story, there sky is the limit in calorie and carb intake especially for children. The result is obesity, diabetese, hypertension, heart dis. ...Read more
For a whole year, i would eat bread with hfcs in it.Would the hfcs in sliced bread be significiant enough to cause weight gain?Not bread or hfcs ingen.
OBESITY: Yes. Of course. Such high concentrations of nutritionally unnecessary forms of sugars can add to one's risk for weight gain and diabetes. High concentrations of fructose corn syrup is very bad for humans' health. The message for all humans is that being obese is about sugar not about fats in the diet in 99 cases out of 100. Fat free foods are often chock full of very bad sugars. ...Read more
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
Hi I am from south india.Does copying western food culture and food a main reason for obesity and big fat belly in young boys and girls here in india?
Small fish bone was stuck in throat 5-7mm. Ate some bread and seems to have washed down, now more general pain in the throat. EAt drink beathe ok?
Here is the math: A 30% glucose solution contains 30 gms of glucose in 100 ml of solution, that would be 6 gms in 20 ml. A tablespoon of sugar is about 12 grams of sugar. Therefore 20 ml of a 30% glucose solution is equivalent to about 1/2 tablespoon of sugar. I'm not sure how this info helps you, but there it is. ...Read more
My child sits down A LOT and eats a low fiber diet but other than that eats mostly healthy, saw blood in stool x2 w/pain passing no changed bowl habit?
Does hfcs increase visceral fat? I read in a princeton study that rats fed the same number of calories, but hfcs in one caused much more weight gain.
I'm 34 f and in 1 yr my total cholesterol rose from 176 to 195, triglycerides went from 40 to 96. No change in diet numbers were fasting. Is this bad?
Cholesterol: The numbers which you are sharing with us all fall within a normal range. More important is the breakdown of the good HDL cholesterol and bad LDL cholesterol rather than the total. What really defines the significance of a lipid profile are other associated risks for cardiovascular disease such as hypertension, diabetes, cigarette smoking or family history of premature coronary disease. ...Read more
Can not eating vegetables result in acidification of your body? (I eat it, just out of my curiosity)
Diet and Nutrition: Hi Oskar, not really. The actual pH of the blood stays constant at 7.4 pretty much independent of what foods are ingested. There are sensitive regulators in the body, such as in the kidneys, that control this. Urine pH may change, but blood pH is maintained. However, in situations such as uncontrolled diabetes, and kidney failure, blood pH may acidify or even be aggravated by diet choices. ...Read more