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Doctor insights on: Foods Without Carbohydrates And Sugar

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Will avoiding refined sugars and eating gluten free and healthy foods help prevent diabetes?

Will avoiding refined sugars and eating gluten free and healthy foods help prevent diabetes?

Diabetes Prevention: The things you mention are certainly good ways to stay healthy in general. If you are already pre-diabetic, the data shows us that 30 minutes of moderate physical activity per day coupled with a 5-10% reduction in body weight will prevent almost 60% of pre-diabetics from becoming diabetic. Spread the word:)! ...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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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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Is a 1500 calorie diet healthy and sustainable if vegetables, fruit, lean protein and in processed carbohydrates are consumed?

Is a 1500 calorie diet healthy and sustainable if vegetables, fruit, lean protein and in processed carbohydrates are consumed?

Weight and Activity: Yes that diet can certainly be sustained if it provides for the caloric expenditure of the individual on a daily basis. The mix of foods you choose is also very good. By "processed" i assume you mean complex carbohydrates. If you happen to be 350lbs and 6ft 4in then you are going to be rather hungry for quite some time. ...Read more

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Are the carbs and sugar in fruit fattening?

Are the carbs and sugar in fruit fattening?

Fattening: Sugar is not too good. Fruit is OK. For more information please go online to "NuVal" and learn what foods are good, not so good, and bad for you. ...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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Concerning diets, ppl often suggest things like cutting off carbs and sugars and add lean proteins. Can you please suggest specific foods for diets?

Concerning diets, ppl often suggest things like cutting off carbs and sugars and add lean proteins. Can you please suggest specific foods for diets?

Balanced diet: I like diets that focus on eating foods with a low glycemic index. Glycemic index is a measure of how much the foods impact your blood sugar. Low Glycemic diets have been associated with decreased risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, depression, and more. Try to fill up half your plate with green veggies, 1/4 of your plate with lean protein, and 1/4 of your plate with starch. ...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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How many fruits can I eat in a day so that sugar from fruits do not contribute to high sugar intake? Non-diabetic male,healthy diet,added sugar -35gms

How many fruits can I eat in a day so that sugar from fruits do not contribute to high sugar intake? Non-diabetic male,healthy diet,added sugar -35gms

Glycemic Index: chart would be helpful. You can search the net for one. The fructose and thus insulin evoking aspect to fruits vary from fruit to fruit with berries being the lowest on the list and fruit juices and watermelon being much higher. Peace and good health. Same process for vegetables. ...Read more

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What matters more calories or fats and sugars?

What matters more calories or fats and sugars?

A combination is key: Cutting out sugar and starch is important due to the carbohydrates causing weight gain. Eating carbohydrates leads to the release of the fat-storage hormone insulin, which acts to remove nutrients from the bloodstream and store it as fat. However, managing cal. Is also important. Weight loss occurs when your caloric expenditure exceeds your caloric intake so be active and aware of cal. Consumption. ...Read more

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I will not eat refined sugars but will eat icecreams and chocolates. will this cause diabetics?

I will not eat refined sugars but will eat icecreams and chocolates. will this cause diabetics?

Depends on how much: You DO eat refined sugars as ice cream and chocolate generally contains refined sugar. I advise limiting chocolate to dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa solids and limit to about 1 ounce a day. Ice cream should also be OK if you just have small amounts a few times a week. If you eat lots of vegetables, are physically active and maintain a normal weight you will probably not develop diabetes. ...Read more

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How to avoid gluten and unnecessary amounts of sugar?

How to avoid gluten and unnecessary amounts of sugar?

Gluten & sugar free : Stop eating wheat, barley, rye, and sugar. After a few days, you should start feeling better - even if you didn't feel bad to begin with. No one needs gluten and no one needs sugar. ...Read more

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How can I take in more calories without overloading on sugar, fat, sodium and carbs?

Balanced food: Balanced meals and food is one of the fundamentals of healthy living, excessive calories means more trouble, unless you are consuming more calories under medical or a specialist supervision. Discuss with your doctor and may be you will benefit from a consultation with a nutritionist. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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Substituted chocolates, biscuits and junk snacks with cashew nuts and almonds to lose weight. Will it help lose weight given nuts are high in calorie?

Substituted chocolates, biscuits and junk snacks with cashew nuts and almonds to lose weight. Will it help lose weight given nuts are high in calorie?

Yes!: Eating 3 oz. Of almonds a day instead of the same amount of calories from complex carbs leads to increased weight loss. Many other studies suggest that limiting carbs is one of the best strategies for weight loss even if healthy fats are substituted.See http://www.Webmd.Com/diet/news/20031107/almonds-may-help-in-weight-loss ; http://www.Naturalblaze.Com/2013/10/almonds-diet-weight-loss.Html. ...Read more

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How many calories and carbs to keep blood sugar in control?

How many calories and carbs to keep blood sugar in control?

No straight answer: Low glycemic index/load foods are the way to go. The healthy plate would be a good place to start. http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/2011-releases/healthy-eating-plate.html. ...Read more

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How to get enough nutrients and everything but not more eating. to avoid processed foods, sugar, gluten. limit meat. go plant based with fish and eggs?

How to get enough nutrients and everything but not more eating. to avoid processed foods, sugar, gluten. limit meat. go plant based with fish and eggs?

Nutritious Diet: I commend you for avoiding processed foods and limiting meat! For Good Nutritious Diet, eat: Brown Rice, quinoa, millet, barley, or buckwheat, Oatmeal. Vegetables- kale, Swiss chard, beet greens, collards, mustard turnip greens, and spinach. Beans and lentils, soy foods Walnuts, flax, pumpkin, sunflower, seeds Salmon trout or herring twice a week Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of fluid a day ...Read more