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Doctor insights on: High Complex Carb Foods For Athletes

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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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Which type of foods do I avoid that are high in carbs?

Which type of foods do I avoid that are high in carbs?

Multiple: It's not advisable to avoid foods with carbohydrates as they often contain multiple sources of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. These are vegetables, fruits, breads, and cereals. The only other food groups are proteins and fats and, while important in a balanced diet, should not be eaten exclusively. ...Read more

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What would be the most common low carb but high in fibre food?

What would be the most common low carb but high in fibre food?

Vegetables: Most vegetables are low in carbohydrates and high in fiber. Fruits are higher in carbohydrates and lower in fiber than vegetables. Meat has no fiber, fowl and fish have no fiber. Whole grains and beans may contain a good amount of fiber but are high in calories compared to vegetables. Make half your plate fresh vegetables and youre off to a good start. ...Read more

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What are some low carbs, high protein foods?

What are some low carbs, high protein foods?

Beans/poultry/fish: The best proteins are plant sources such as beans/legumes/lentils/soy/tempeh, seeds and nuts. Followed by fish, eggs/ poultry (the white part and no skin), then wild game, lamb/veal/seafood, followed by beef and pork. Eat frequently-every 3 hours with a good fat such as olive oil, avocados or nuts to help with feeling full. ...Read more

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Can you please guide me on foods that are high in carbs but low in fiber?

Can you please guide me on foods that are high in carbs but low in fiber?

Many!: French fries, white bread, cake, cookies, all sweets, baked potato, buns, beer (not light), sweet wine, skim milk, etc. The number of foods makes it a nightmare! ...Read more

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What is a good way to keep a diabetic child from wanting too much sugary foods and high carb snacks?

What is a good way to keep a diabetic child from wanting too much sugary foods and high carb snacks?

Don't buy them!: As a parent, you have control over what your child eats most of the time. Set a good example for them by only buying nutritious, low-sugar, low-fat snacks to eat, like fruits and veggies. You can't control their desires, but you can help them make good choices. ...Read more

Carbs (Definition)

Carbs is an abbreviation for carbohydrates. The human body breaks down carbohydrates into basic sugars such ...Read more