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What are some examples of refined sugars?

What are some examples of refined 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 more

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What are some examples of good carbs and bad carbs for diabetics?

What are some examples of good carbs and bad carbs for diabetics?

Diabetics: First, if you have type 2 diabetes you are not a diabetic. You MUST work to totally get rid of diabetes. Good and bad carbs does not mean much. Please have your primary doctor refer you to a dietitian so you can work together to get rid of diabetes. ...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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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 more

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What are the other types of carbohydrates besides saccharides?

What are the other types of carbohydrates besides saccharides?

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

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Any suggestions on which is more nutritious, simple sugar or raw sugar?

Any suggestions on which is more nutritious, simple sugar or raw sugar?

Neither: neither is nutritious, both contain sucrose which has no vitamins or minerals. it provides calories without the benefit of other nutrients you may need. too much of it may do more harm than good by replacing nutrient rich foods that you need ...Read more

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What are some examples of low carb diets?

What are some examples of low carb diets?

Low carb diet: Two things -- 1: Go to a library near you and get help from the staff to find carb diet. 2: Have your doctor refer you to a dietician who will help you with food, drink, and exercise. ...Read more

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Need an example of foods with glucose galactose and fructose?

Need an example of foods with glucose galactose and fructose?

Most likely..: Sugar free stuff with >60 cal serving see my diet sheet http://www.Schwartzdiabetesdoc.Com/newsletters/_3_diet_sheet.Doc. ...Read more

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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

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Which diet is best of for reactive hypoglycemia(caused by adrenal fatigue)...Low glycemic or complete avoidance of even slight amount of sugar?

Which diet is best of for reactive hypoglycemia(caused by adrenal fatigue)...Low glycemic or complete avoidance of even slight amount of sugar?

Check out these: Links.Take care! http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/reactive-hypoglycemia/an00934. http://www.uwhealth.org/healthfacts/b_extranet_health_information-flexmember-show_public_hffy_1126666189633.html.

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Can you give some examples of foods with high and low glycemic index?

Can you give some examples of foods with high and low glycemic index?

You can look up ex: Example of low glycemic foods and diet can be found on the internet such as sites like diabetes.Org (ada website) under food and fitness. ...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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What is the functions of simple sugar?

What is the functions of simple sugar?

Energy: simple sugars like glucose are used to provide energy to all the cells of the body. You body runs on glucose. Other sugars like milk sugar are broken down to glucose to help the body run. ...Read more

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Pls mention Low Glycemic Index foods? Which type of rice? Which type of flour? Which type of gram? Which type of vegetables & fruits?

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

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The nutrition facts on a food has carbs and then sugar. Do they mean the simple sugars aka monosacharides; glucose, fructose, and galactose?

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

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Which types of food are classified as high carb?

Which types of food are classified as high carb?

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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How many calories are there in a cube of sugar?

How many calories are there in a  cube of sugar?

15 to 16: A cube of sugar weighs 4 g. Since sugar contains roughly 4 calories per gram, 1 sugar cube contains 15 to 16 calories. This is the equivalent of 1 tsp. Of sugar. ...Read more

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Can eating lots of sugar cause diabetes?

Can eating lots of sugar cause diabetes?

Not really: Eating too much sugar can lead to being overweight, which can in turn lead to diabetes. However, the amount of sugar you consume itself does not cause diabetes. ...Read more

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What are some examples of food sources of dietary fiber?

What are some examples of food sources of dietary fiber?

Complex question: In general, plant foods contain fiber (so vegetables, legumes, whole fruits, grains). There are different types of fiber, and loads of charts on the internet that review the types of fibers in different food sources. ...Read more

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