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What makes you fat? Is it carbs or sugar?

What makes you fat? Is it carbs or sugar?

Comsuming XS calorie: Essentially consuming more calories than you burn results in weight gain. Body fat can be considered how body stores unused calories. Both carbs & sugars are high calorie foods.Some people burn fewer calories for same amout of activity than others like difference in fuel consupmtion by hybrid & non-hybrid cars.Thus message is count your calories & consume both carbs & sugar in moderation & xs->fat. ...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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For type 1 diabetics, when your sugar is low and you eat candy, does that sugar get processed and make u potentially gain weight like a non-diabetic?

For type 1 diabetics, when your sugar is low and you eat candy, does that sugar get processed and make u potentially gain weight like a non-diabetic?

Should be beneficial: The sugar eaten should be beneficial, meaning it should be processed the normal way, taken in by the body's cells and thus used as fuel or stored as future fuel. Storing for the future use means gaining weight in fat, or temporarily in glycogen. Realize that sugar in the blood that cannot be used by the cells (this is the problem in type 1 diabetes) is of no help but raises the blood sugar number. ...Read more

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Taking much of carbohydrates, sugary food and drinks, can it call diabetes? Or is it just a myth?

Taking much of carbohydrates, sugary food and drinks, can it call diabetes? Or is it just a myth?

No myth: Consuming large amounts of sugars & carbs (including drinks) causes your pancreas to secrete more & more Insulin to keep up with the excess sugar load. Eventually, your cells can become resistant to insulin, creating more glucose in your bloodstream. Your cells need the fuel, but it can't get inside them. Higher blood sugar leads to diabetes. Read dr. Mark hyman's "the blood sugar solution.". ...Read more

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Which is worse for you, sugar or artifical sweetener?

Which is worse for you, sugar or artifical sweetener?

It depends: Hello utah! neither is bad for health in general. But if one has a weight problem or diabetes then the sugar would be your enemy. ...Read more

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Which is better before exercise simple or complex (light to moderate) carbohydrates if diabetic? Why?

Which is better before exercise simple or complex (light to moderate) carbohydrates if diabetic? Why?

Complex is better: Complex is always better because simple will just elevate your blood sugars and increase the water absorption without offering you longterm glucose support. Generally, unless you are a professional athlete, a normal diet before exercise is sufficient and doesn't have to be carbohyudrate heavy. ...Read more

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What is the difference between sugar and carbohydrates if everything becomes glucose?

What is the difference between sugar and carbohydrates if everything becomes glucose?

Refined sugar: Refined sugar gets broken into glucose very quick practically as soon as it touches your mouth! carbohydrates include startches which take longer to be broken down into glucose. ...Read more

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I'm pre-diabetic, hence told to avoid "bad" carbs, sugar or anything with high glycemic load. So are bananas a bad idea? What about orange juice?

I'm pre-diabetic, hence told to avoid "bad" carbs, sugar or anything with high glycemic load.  So are bananas a bad idea?  What about orange juice?

Pre-diabetic: I am never comfortable with the term "pre-diabetic". Either you have diabetes or you don't. That said, this would be a good time for you to go online and learn more about carbs and calories. Bananas are OK. ...Read more

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What is worse for yeast infection - sugar or wheat (gluten)? What about alcohol?

Sugar: Sugar is probably the worst. It would be best to avoid processed sugars if you are having problems with recurrent yeast infections. ...Read more

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When i try to diet(no sweets or coke more friut&veggies)my blood sugar stay@70 or less. Im not diabetic. It come with horrible headache. What could be?

When i try to diet(no sweets or coke more friut&veggies)my blood sugar stay@70 or less. Im not diabetic. It come with horrible headache. What could be?

Low blood sugar: You may be experiencing symptomatic hypoglycemia.Take your blood sugar numbers and your glucometer to your doctor .You may need a metabolic work up.In the mean time , eat frequent small meals to keep your blood auger from going to low. ...Read more

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Please explain what happens if you're eating a low carb diet but the carbs are simple ones?

Please explain what happens if you're eating a low carb diet but the carbs are simple ones?

Simple: Refined, processed carbs are low in nutrients ; dietary fiber - this means they are broken down rapidly. It is sort of self-defeating to go on a low carb diet where the carbs are refined. ...Read more

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Don't know what causes fat is it the carbs or the sugar?

Both: Essentially consuming more calories than you burn results in weight gain. Body fat can be considered how body stores unused calories. Both carbs & sugars are high calorie foods.Some people burn fewer calories for same amout of activity than others like difference in fuel consupmtion by hybrid & non-hybrid cars.Thus message is count your calories & consume both carbs & sugar in moderation & xs->fat. ...Read more

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Does eating high fat foods cause gout or just make it worse?

Does eating high fat foods cause gout or just make it worse?

Worsens it: Gout is a metabolic disease of purine metabolism. It is worsened by high fat and protein load as well as alcohol. A primary dr should be able to give recommendations on dietary restriction, hydration and possibly medication to help limit the acute flares of gout. ...Read more

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What type of bread is less likely to cause blood sugar spikes?

What type of bread is less likely to cause blood sugar spikes?

Whole Grain: Compared to white flour, whole grains take longer for the stomach & intestines to break down into sugar, and so the sugar is absorbed more gradually into the blood stream and is less likely to cause a spike. A 15 gram whole grain slice will put just as much sugar into the blood as a 15 gm slice of white bread, but spread out over a longer period of time, and so requires lower Insulin levels. ...Read more

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What is worse: alcohol or fast food?

What is worse: alcohol or fast food?

Don't usually: Hear about people who have eaten big macs running into others on the road. The impairment in judgment, reaction time and sometimes level of consciousness along with it 's depressive effect and reduced impulse control - can make alcohol more deadly acutely. But both fast food ; alcohol can endanger your health. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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What type of sugar is considered good sugar and bad sugar? And what harm will it do to eat one piece of candy every now and then?

What type of sugar is considered good sugar and bad sugar? And what harm will it do to eat one piece of candy every now and then?

Eat Quality Carbs: Enjoying candy in limited quantity is allowed. Processed foods are often sweetened with table sugar (sucrose), fructose (fruit juices), corn syrup & offers minimal nutrition or fiber but lots of calories. Complex sugars found in fruits, vegetables offer nutrients, fiber & more. Do limit Carb intake to 45-65% daily calories. See more info at: http://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/everyone/basics/carbs.html ...Read more

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Is the sugar in fruit fattening like added sugars or is it healthy?

Is the sugar in fruit fattening like added sugars or is it healthy?

Fattening.: More fructose will mean more fattening. Lemon and lime OK. Bananas, watermelon, raisens, dried figs all not ok. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com ...Read more

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