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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

Carbs (Definition)

Carbs is an abbreviation for carbohydrates. The human body breaks down carbohydrates into basic sugars such ...Read more


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Are nuts considered complex carbohydrates?

Are nuts considered complex carbohydrates?

No: Nuts contain protein and good fats. There are very few- carbohydrates in nuts and I wouldn't consider it a source of complex carbs since they are such a minimal amount of the calories in the nuts. Most of the calories comes from the fat. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods contain complex carbohydrates?

Please suggest what foods contain complex carbohydrates?

Many!: Complex carbs are either starches or fiber. Starches are useless. Fiber is beneficial. So, total starch is total carbs minus sugar and fiber. Total dietary carbs are carbs minus fiber! ...Read more

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How much time does it take to the body to absorb simple and complex carbohydrates?

Eating: There is no simple answer to this question. It varies and is a complex issue based upon what else one is eating, what diseases one has; if one is on medication, etc. I would be interested what prompts the question. There seems to be little real life use for this information since it will change every day in each human. ...Read more

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Are all fruits a complex carbohydrate? Can you share some sources?

Glycemic index.: That to which you infer is the glycemic index, which is an indicator of the simplicity of a carbohydrate source. Bananas have a high GI, and behave more like a simple sugar. Apples, blueberries, cranberries and strawberries have a low GI, behaving more like complex carbohydrates. ...Read more

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Why would a person suffering from diabetes have to take complex carbohydrates?

Not so fast: Because they are not so rapidly absorbed and converted into glucose that would elevate your blood sugar; avoiding peaks that ultimately make diabetes more uncontrollable and dangerous. ...Read more

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Are eating complex carbohydrates better for weight control than simple carbohydrates like rice?

Are eating complex carbohydrates better for weight control than simple carbohydrates like rice?

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 more

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Is there a standard % of carbohydrates that need to be or should be complex vs simple for dailey intake?

See below: Generally (unless you are dieting), carbs represent approximately 30% - 50% of your caloric intake. Complex carbs must be broken down to simple carbs to facilitate absorption (i.e. Simple carbs are easier to absorb). ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are lean proteins and complex carbohydrates exactly?

Could you tell me what are lean proteins and complex carbohydrates exactly?

Both?: Lean proteins have little fat. Fish, poultry-both skin less, lean red meat, lean pork-all qualify. Beans and lentils have carbs which are complex, have fiber, and much protein. Complex carbs are low glycemic and the body does not convert them to sugar quickly. Nuts, whole grains would qualify. There are others! ...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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