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Carbs Or Sugars
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
Not to excess...sap: Agave plant? This plant has several edible parts--flowers, leaves, stalks, basal rosettes, and sap. For the most part, edible agave can be delicious and provides good fibers and should not pose problem for diabetics, except the sap. The sap is quite sweet and can sub for the sugar we use..It is a natural sugar so better than table sugar..But excess is still not good..So moderation! good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A combination is key: Cutting out sugar and starch is important due to the carbohydrates causing weight gain. Eating carbohydrates leads to the release of the fat-storage hormone insulin, which acts to remove nutrients from the bloodstream and store it as fat. However, managing cal. Is also important. Weight loss occurs when your caloric expenditure exceeds your caloric intake so be active and aware of cal. Consumption. ...Read more
Can be tricky: Glycemic index refers to the impact that food has on the blood sugar level. Some foods are absorbed very rapidly and raise the blood sugar rapidly (sugar, simple carbohydrates) while others have very low impact on blood sugar and thus a low glycemic index (meats, fat). There are some "sugars" promoted as low glycemic index, but this almost is contradictory. Moderation is the key with diabetes risk. ...Read more
Are not sugar, but: study https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/1237253, https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/6679417 & do some research on your own. I believe that some use of the mainstream substitute sweeteners are not as harmful as real sugar; at least the substitute ones had to pass up to a year of testing. Yet no one really knows, hard science trials too complex, Hi-$, time consuming, thus none done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How fast can I lose weight when avoiding carbs and eating veggies and meat, wholegrains and complex carbs?
Carb Quandry : Some "complex" carbs(brown rice, whole wheat) are metabolized slowly and are better for weight management but ultimately if you consume more calories than you need you will gain weight. Reduce all carbs, especially simple carbs(white bread, rice or pasta). Eat frequent(6) small meals a day. Exercise vigorously for about 150 min a week, drink plenty (60 oz) of water and get 8 hours of good sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a 1500 calorie diet healthy and sustainable if vegetables, fruit, lean protein and in processed carbohydrates are consumed?
Weight and Activity: Yes that diet can certainly be sustained if it provides for the caloric expenditure of the individual on a daily basis. The mix of foods you choose is also very good. By "processed" i assume you mean complex carbohydrates. If you happen to be 350lbs and 6ft 4in then you are going to be rather hungry for quite some time. ...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
Not directly but...: Most diet sodas have aspartame. Sweet n'low has saccharin. Neither of these directly raise blood sugar but they cause weight gain ; increase diabetes risk! aspartame worsens Insulin sensitivity- see http://bit.Ly/1hylgyu ; http://ti.Me/ovdmhn also see http://bit.Ly/18u9wmo ; http://bit.Ly/1hvl28d i think anyone who wants to be healthy should avoid these- stevia xylitol, maltitol etc. Are better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Sugars= simple carbs: Carbohydrates are molecules made solely of carbon, hydrogen ; oxygen. Sugars are simple carbohydrates that are used by our bodies for energy while larger, complex carbohydrates have many other roles in our bodies and are generally far healthier to eat than sugars. See http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/carbohydrate for more details. ...Read more
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