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Doctor insights on: How Does Excess Carbohydrate Intake Contribute To Obesity

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Should teens worry about xs carbohydrate intake?

Should teens worry about xs carbohydrate intake?

Ask doctor: Everyone should be mindful of what they put in their bodies for nourishment. A teen should "worry" about what they are eating when their weight is not healthy. Talking to your pediatrician should provide guidance on healthy weight for your body. In terms of carbs, try to select healthy (whole grains, dark versus white products) rather than refined and overly processed ones (corn syrup, etc)n. ...Read more

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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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Which foods would boost carbohydrate intake without adding too much salt?

Which foods would boost carbohydrate intake without adding too much salt?

Fresh: Fresh fruits, vegetables, beans, legumes, and whole grains will boost carbohydrate intake without adding salt. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about the adverse effects of a high carbohydrate intake?

Can you please tell me about the adverse effects of a high carbohydrate intake?

Junk : Not all carbohydrates are the same - but many in western diets are "junk". They have been stripped of their fiber and nutrients. Eating a high carbohydrate diet tends to lead to the problems of obesity and its ills: diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, etc. A well-balanced diet is half your plate of veggies and fruit, then complex carbs and some protein. And don't forget the "good" fats. ...Read more

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What are reasons why should college students try to limit their carbohydrate intake?

Obesity: They should try to limit their intake of sugar drinks, processed foods since they can lead to obesity. However, fresh fruits and vegetables are encouraged because they are high in nutrients, fiber and are filling and low in calories compared to processed foods. ...Read more

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How do I reduce my carbohydrate intake?

It is easy: Cut out most of the sweets which means avoiding sugar and sugary foods and sugary drinks. You can eat whole grains cereals and whole wheat bread in moderation. Use more proteins in your diet which should include eggs, fish, nuts and tofu along with low fat milk and yogurt.Veggies and fruits are great to have with each meal. ...Read more

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How can carbohydrate intake affect mood and appetite?

How can carbohydrate intake affect mood and appetite?

effec onblood sugar: It does by effect on blood sugar when you consume carbs it gives a spurt of glucose in your blood and your blood sugar goes up, that causes the pancreas to release Insulin to bring the sugar down to normal and it can cause blood sugar to go below normal as a reaction to Insulin release and causes hypoglycemia and that can make you hungry and affect your mood, than you eat carbs again&causes wt gain. ...Read more

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Is there an easy way to reduce your carbohydrate intake?

Reduce cravings: Reduce your carbohydrate (sugar) cravings by eating a healthy diet rich in protein and fruits/vegetables and a regular exercise program. Hydrate well. ...Read more

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What should my carbohydrate intake be while dieting?

What should my carbohydrate intake be while dieting?

Zero sugar: Complex carbohydrates are in fruit and vegetables and that is the source that you should choose. No sugar or sweeteners. No need to calorie count with purely god-made food. ...Read more

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What is the recommended sodium and carbohydrate intake per day?

What is the recommended sodium and carbohydrate intake per day?

You have it all: Nutrient unit of measure daily values total fat grams (g) 65 saturated fatty acids grams (g) 20 cholesterol milligrams (mg) 300 sodium milligrams (mg) 2400 potassium milligrams (mg) 3500 total carbohydrate grams (g) 300 fiber grams (g) 25 protein grams (g) 50. ...Read more

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Is carbohydrate intake and acne related?

Is carbohydrate intake and acne related?

No: I was surprised too but the scientific, controlled studies of acne and diet show little or no effect. Your acne isn't your fault and isn't related to your personal choices. All acne can be managed by your physician or a consultant and it's fairly easy. Good luck. ...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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