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Carbs Or Sugar What Is Worse
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Whats worse for our health? Regular sugar or sugar sweetners? I know both are bad..But was wondering which one if used in moderation or least is worse
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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