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Describe The Differences Between 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
If I had to make a choice between two unhealthy foods, should I choose the oily fried foods or the sugary/simple carbohydrate food?
The same: Glucose is a monosaccharide, a simple sugar. Any sugar or starch is considered a carbohydrate. Carbohydrates can be more complex, like in pasta. They can be less complex like the disaccharide found in milk, which is lactose (composed of glucose and galactose), as another example. ...Read more
WeAllNeedALitleSugar: Carbo:carbon, Hydrate:water(hydrogen and oxygen)--boring but important.All kinds out there,from digestible to indigestible. In the end the body needs to break them down into glucose, which is then run through our metabolic mill to eventually give us energy to live. A sugar is just a very simple carbohydrate(e.g. glucose). Real complex ones are starches(like in a potato),then broken down to glucose ...Read more
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
Yes: For a variety of reasons, too many simple carbohydrates can lead to fatigue, . If you have healthy pancreas, sugar will often initially give you a surge in energy, but then the blood sugar falls and you get fatigued, often wanting more cho. If this is chronic, Insulin resistance will lead to diabetes which cause other reasons for fatigue. Try to avoid that. ...Read more
Are the carbohydrates found in meat, particularly chicken, considered simple or complex? Or a mix of both?
Meat: There are no carbohydrates found in meat unless they are added in the cooking. ...Read more
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