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Examples Of Food That Are Considered Healthy Sources Of Carbohydrates
What are some ypical carbohydrate foods that should be avoided in a healthy diet in order to lose weight?
Cheese, meat, veggie: Foods that are high in protein and have fat are slowly converted to sugar and do not give you rebound hunger and take longer to digest. Veggies are filled with nutrients and fiber and give you a filling of satiation! string cheese, beef jerky, eggs, celery, broccoli, etc. ...Read more
Hypoglycemia only: Exists if you have diabetes and are on an incorrect dose of medication. Otherwise, there is no such thing in the absence of end-stage cancer, kidney or liver disease, or prior stomach or GI surgery. The diagnosis of hypoglycemia is made frequently and incorrectly in many people. It is not really hypoglycemia, and not dangerous but a normal body reaction if you're obese. Eat less/lose weight. ...Read more
Blood sugar drops below 3.0-4.0 mmol/l every time after eating healthy foods. Only way to keep it at 6 is eat at least 150-200g of carbs.Non-diabetic?
why keep it at 6?: I have no idea why you want to keep it at 6. A level of 4 (or 72 mg/dl) is perfectly healthy and should not cause any symptoms. Some people will get symptoms below 3.3. It is a bit unusual but not dangerous to have levels that low. No problem eating that much carbs but still avoid sugars and starches; choose complex carbs. Consider seeing an endocrinologist and checking your Insulin levels. ...Read more
Nutrition: What would be a reasonable amount of carbs in mgs. be for the day for a healthy adult without over doing it?
Depends on size: And activity. No more than 100gm of carbohydrates (including sugar) is needed. One needs about one gm protein/kg of body weight. Fats need not make up more than one third of the total calories. Total caloric intake depends on the size and activity of the person. The best guide for caloric intake is the person's weight/bmi. You may wish to consult a nutritionist. ...Read more
Does carbohydrates like rice can make us fat ? What are the examples of food that have a low carbohydrates?
Glycemic index is…: What to check about carbs: high index raises blood sugar fast, body secretes insulin, blood sugar drops rapidly, so still hungry. White rice/bread/potato/pasta all high glycemic index. Adding good fat or lean protein can help. http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsweek/glycemic_index_and_glycemic_load_for_100_foods.htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer