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Carbs (Definition)

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


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Can someone give me information on carbohydrate intake for diabetes?

Can someone give me information on carbohydrate intake for diabetes?

Broad topic: This is a broad topic that requires intensive patient education. Here are some basic principles. 1: less is better 2: spread whatever carbs you eat throughout the day. Your body may be able to handle small loads of carbs without making your sugars too high hope this helps you get started. ...Read more

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Please provide info on brachioplasty?

Please provide info on brachioplasty?

See the answer : Brachioplasty is a great procedure for patients whose upper arms are flapping as in someone who had bariatric surgery or just lost a lot of weight. In most cases the incision runs on the inner arm from the armpit to near the elbow. Good luck from nyc. ...Read more

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Best book on glycemic index regarding diabetes?

Best book on glycemic index regarding diabetes?

Start simple: There are 2 publications a for dummies version and a complete idiot's guide for the glycemic index they run at 10 to 15 $ and muchnless used. There are also apps for your smart phone that can help you with the calculations. ...Read more

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What is the glycemic index and glycemic load for plantain chips? It is not on glycemicindex.Com or on health.Harvard.Edu so please don't link sites.

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Search Internet: Glycemic index of plaintains depends upon whether it's raw, green or ripe & whether boiled or fried (i suppose there are other ways to cook/eat them, too): http://www.Ehow.Com/facts_5765402_glycemic-index-plantains_.Html. Glycemic load is dependent upon serving size, eg 1 ounce vs 100g: http://nutritiondata.Self.Com/facts/snacks/10650/2. I use links so you'll know i didn't just pull numbers from. ...Read more

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How accurate are the nutrition facts panels on packaged foods?

How accurate are the nutrition facts panels on packaged foods?

Accurate: They are accurate but you have to know what the government allows. For example, gluten free, means it has less gluten in parts that the government decides is gluten free. It isnt 100% gluten free or devoid of gluten. The salt content, protein, carb and fat contents are accurate. ...Read more

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Medical advice on nescafe on human health?

Medical advice on nescafe on human health?

Coffee: Coffee has been studied for years. It seems like every few months I see info on it. Latest info I saw was it decreases the incidence of gallstones. Some instant coffee's contain partially-hydrogenated oils. These oils are not healthy at all. Coffee stains your teeth but can be bleached out ;-) http://www.bantransfats.com/abouttransfat.html ...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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Any suggestions on what foods to eat on a low carb diet?

Any suggestions on what foods to eat on a low carb diet?

Veggies: Veggies are low in carbohydrates- eat to your hearts content. You can have meat, chicken, fish, turkey, milk, dairy and cheese. Eggs are carb free. Nuts are carb free so enjoy. Fruits have some carbs- you can have in moderation. ...Read more

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Side effects on a very low cal diet. I need some advice on hydrating?

Side effects on a very low cal diet. I need some advice on hydrating?

Low cal diet causes: Relative dehydration d/t low intake of salt that makes people not thirsty so they don't drink, also the body does not hang on to its fluids. See how much you drink when you eat the salty pizza! some sensitive people even swell in legs after that! so, if your diet does not have salt at all you may benefit from a cup of broth daily or a piece of pickle and 8 cups of fluid intake. Avoid that if chf. ...Read more

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Looking for dietitian advice does protein cereal really curb hunger on diet? Given the ingredients such high protein, fiber and whole grains.

Looking for dietitian advice does protein cereal really curb hunger on diet? Given the ingredients such high protein, fiber and whole grains.

Curb appetite. : Complex carbohydrates, fiber and proteins do curb the appetite by slowing the absorption of foodstuffs from the stomach, essentially. The longer food remains in the stomach, the longer it will take you to get hungry for the next meal. ...Read more

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What is considered too much sodium on a nutrition facts table on food packages?

What is considered too much sodium on a nutrition facts table on food packages?

Total sodium per day: Total sodium per day should remain less than 3000 mg for most persons. So, you have to do some arithmetic to figure that out. Download AAKP Nutrition Counter - from AAKP.org. This document informs of sodium content of most foods we can eat or drink. Total per day is what matters most. ...Read more

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What's your opinion on the Atkins diet?

Reasonable: To a point. Chief value is v.Low simple carbs, but "eat all you want of meat, fat encourages overeating. On the whole, i despise diets in favor of simply eating "god made" food. ...Read more

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Are legumes really bad for you? I eat chick peas, nuts, and beans on a regular basis. The web has a lot of conflicting information on the subject.

"There are no ...: ...Junk foods, only junk diets" - legumes are inadequate as sole food consumed; when eaten as part of a balanced diet, they work just fine. Overreliance on legumes is as bad as overreliance on any one food. ...Read more

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Is porridge with sugar on top healthy?

In moderation: In moderation, you didn't say how much sugar. The porridge is healthy, a teaspoon of sugar or less would be my idea of moderation. Try to wean yourself off the sugar habit, there is enough sugar in the processed foods we eat. You don't want to become sugar addicted. ...Read more

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How do refried beans rate on the glycemic index?

How do refried beans rate on the glycemic index?

Everyone: Responds differently so check sugar 2-4 hours after having a serving. If sugar <150, enjoy, if >150 then your body is telling you not to do it! ...Read more

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I would like more information on phentermine 37.5mg the pros and cons on it. ?

Phentermine: Phentermine is a stimulant appetite suppressant that has an increasing amount of data regarding its use and effectiveness. Initially approved decades ago, it has an indication for short term appetite suppression and weight loss. With a low calorie diet, it can be helpful but does not burn calories, it only suppresses appetite. Side effects are very similar to caffeine:+ heart rate, bp, insomnia. ...Read more