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What's the benefit of consuming complex carbohydrates (grains mostly) over simple carbohydrates (fruits, veggies)?

What's the benefit of consuming complex carbohydrates (grains mostly) over simple carbohydrates (fruits, veggies)?

You got it backwards: Fruits and veggies are NOT simple carbohydrates! Simple carbohydrates are sugars and foods that easily break down into sugars,such as white flour,white rice, potatoes and juices.These readily raise our blood sugar, which is unhealthy.Complex carbohydrates are found in whole grains,most vegetables and fruits and generally contain fiber. These raise blood sugar less. See http://tinyurl.com/y8f4cagu ...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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What 's the definition of a low-carbohydrate diet?

What 's the definition of a low-carbohydrate diet?

<20%: All foods are made up of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Current recommendations for adults are diets composed of 45-65% carb, 10-35% protein, and 20-35% fat. Low carb is usually understood to mean <20% carb but can just mean a restriction in carb content. For the skinny on good nutrition, surf over to: http://www.Cnpp.Usda.Gov/publications/dietaryguidelines/2010/policydoc/policydoc.Pdf. ...Read more

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What do carbohydrates do in the body?

What do carbohydrates do in the body?

Energy: the breakdown of carbohydrates to simple sugars like glucose provides energy for the body to run. The body's metabolism runs on glucose. ...Read more

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What is the function of carbohydrates in our body?

What is the function of carbohydrates in our body?

Energy: carbohydrates are broken down to be used for energy in the body. In their simplest form, glucose, they help produce energy for metabolism ...Read more

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If i can't eat carbohydrates what can I eat instead?

Among food : Groups, you can still eat proteins and fats. You can also eat leaf vegetables whose carbs are cellulose, which is non-digestable by humans. ...Read more

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What are healthy carbohydrates we should be eating a day?

What are healthy carbohydrates we should be eating a day?

Healthy carbs: Vegetables, leafy greens, and fruits are all healthy carbohydrates. You want to avoid too much sugar in one day, though --which means limiting very sweet fruits (papaya, bananas, pineapple, etc) to infrequent desserts only. Replace simple carbs like white breads, potatoes, & rice with more complex carbs like whole wheat (if you eat wheat) bread, brown rice, quinoa, sweet potatoes, etc. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as general carbohydrate intolerance?

Diabetes? : Diabetes comes to mind. However I have a suspicion that your question is related to something else. If so, please describe your symptoms after eating carb. ...Read more

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What type of foods are considered as complex carbohydrates?

What type of foods are considered as complex carbohydrates?

Non-refined carbs: Carbs tend to be divided into Complex and Refined. Complex carbohydrate sources, such as whole-grain breads, starchy vegetables and beans have a lower glycemic index because they take longer for your digestive system to break down. ...Read more

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How much carbohydrates in rice?

How much carbohydrates in rice?

White rice: 39 grams per cup, cooked. http://caloriecount.about.com/calories-uncle-bens-rice-white-long-i20045 Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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In hepatitis, why we give carbohydrates?

In hepatitis, why we give carbohydrates?

Well tolerated: Carbohydrates are easily digested without the help of bile salts and therefore, well tolerated. ...Read more

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What is the amount of carbohydrates in rice?

45grams: One cup of rice serves 216 calories and 45 grams of carbohydrates ...Read more

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Do fats and carbohydrates influence prediabetes?

Do fats and carbohydrates influence prediabetes?

Possibly: The latest research has shown that diet and exercise and weight reduction are the biggest factors affecting pre-diabetes. There are some programs using a drug such as metformin in this condition. Best advice - keep your weight down and exercise regularly. Discuss the use of medication with your doctor if this does not do the whole job. ...Read more

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Whats the best way to curb cravings for sugary foods and carbohydrates?

Whats the best way to curb cravings for sugary foods and carbohydrates?

Protein/Fiber: Try increasing your protein intake. Protein helps to balance out sugar highs and lows when eating it with a balanced diet. Fiber also slows sugar absorption from the intestine. ...Read more

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Are all amino acids carbohydrates?

No: This is basic biochemistry. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins, not carbohydrates. ...Read more

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How are fiber and carbohydrates different?

Fiber/Carbohydrates: Dietary fiber (roughage) is the indigestible portion of food derived from plants & animal wastes. Carbohydrates are organic compounds made of carbon, hydrogen & oxygen, & are rich in starch & sugar. ...Read more

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What risks result from carbohydrate loading?

Useful, but also....: Useful only in sports requiring brief spurts of energy. Forming glycogen stored in muscle or liver is the scientific goal. But carbo loading is rendered useless after twenty minutes of vigorous activity, when the major enjory source is free fatty acids, not carbs. For more endurance activities, carb loading is scientifically antiquated. So, playing football, ok. Mountain biking, running, no! ...Read more

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In what ways are fats, proteins and carbohydrates stored in the body?

In what ways are fats, proteins and carbohydrates stored in the body?

The body is composed: The body is mostly muscle and protein (bone excluded), and the only stored carbs are glycogen (less than two pounds). Glycogen is an energy source that at maximal exertion lasts only twenty minutes! ingested carbs are not essential for life! ...Read more

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How do I reduce my carbohydrate intake?

How do I reduce my carbohydrate intake?

It is easy: Cut out most of the sweets which means avoiding sugar and sugary foods and sugary drinks. You can eat whole grains cereals and whole wheat bread in moderation. Use more proteins in your diet which should include eggs, fish, nuts and tofu along with low fat milk and yogurt.Veggies and fruits are great to have with each meal. ...Read more

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Low-carbohydrate diet means no bread, right?

Not necessarily: You may limit the intake of bread without eliminating it entirely. A balanced diet should include whole grain bread in moderation. ...Read more

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Does a low carbohydrate diet good for health?

One of many: You need to figure out some way to eat properly and exercise for the rest of your life. Lose weight if overweight. There's no magic, just burn off more calories than you take in. Don't artificially limit or increase any of the nutrients-- protein, carbohydrate or fat. Just eat a restricted total amount. ...Read more