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Examples Of Simple Sugars
Yes: Refined sugars include table sugar (sucrose), brown sugar, and high-fructose corn syrup (hfcs). However all sugars act similarly on your metabolism whether refined or not. Fructose is metabolically more toxic than glucose: table sugar is 50% fructose; honey 50%; hfcs 65%; agave nectar 75%. So the best approach may be to simply avoid all sugars. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: Yes it does! if you are an "apple, " but if you are a "pear, " it only will make you fat. ...Read more
Is there a "carbohydrate" intolerance or just individual intolerances of different types of sugars?
Specific: About 30-40% of some populations will lose or never have the lactase enzyme need to digest lactose, a common sugar. A smaller number have a similar issue with the common fruit sugar fructose. If they don't digest it, it can loosen stools & cause cramps or other symptoms. Most other carbs are well tolerated by humans and once inside your system provide the main fuel for energy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Basics: Mono, di and polysaccharides. Eg. Of monosaccharides: glucose, fructose, and galactose eg. Of disaccharides: sucrose = (glucose + fructose); lactose = (glucose + galactose); maltose = (glucose + glucose). Simple carbohydrates:(mono and disaccharides). Complex carbohydrates: (starch, fiber, eg. Of polysaccharides: starch/glycogen fiber (non-digestible polysaccharide). ...Read more
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
Which diet is best of for reactive hypoglycemia(caused by adrenal fatigue)...Low glycemic or complete avoidance of even slight amount of sugar?
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
Pls mention Low Glycemic Index foods? Which type of rice? Which type of flour? Which type of gram? Which type of vegetables & fruits?
Foods: Two options - not exclusive of each other. 1: See a dietitian. 2: Go on-line and find "NuVal" - a system that lets you know the relative importance of the food you are taking. Some will please you - some will surprise you. ...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
Carbs: What i believe you are asking is what carbs are high on the glycemic index. Low-glycemic index foods (less than 55) produce a gradual rise in blood sugar levels that's easy on the body. Foods with high-glycemic index numbers (more than 70) make blood sugar levels as well as Insulin levels spike fast. You can determine what foods are high or low at: www.Glycemicindex.Com. ...Read more
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