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List of foods that are good carbs and bad carbs for a diabetic?

List of foods that are good carbs and bad carbs for a diabetic?

Too long to: List here. Check w/diabetes.Org for more information. A good registered dietitian can also help provide information. ...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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I'm trying to eat as healthfully as possible and want to start w/a good breakfast. What are best foods for maintaining energy and proper blood sugar?

I'm trying to eat as healthfully as possible and want to start w/a good breakfast. What are best foods for maintaining energy and proper blood sugar?

Balanced diet: If you have diabetes, follow your management plan and doctor's advice to keep blood sugar in proper range. If no diabetes, ignore blood sugar entirely. Eat a balanced diet and exercise moderatly from time to time -- and otherwise ignore the details. ...Read more

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If you go over your carb intake from eating good carbs like fruits and veggies.. Is that okay since there good for you?

If you go over your carb intake from eating good carbs like fruits and veggies.. Is that okay since there good for you?

No: Too much of a good thing can be bad. One should not go over her daily maximum calories, even if the calories are from good carbs, or she will still gain weight. The total number of calories eaten in a day is still very important. ...Read more

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Is there a healthy and effective way to cut out sugar cravings?

Is there a healthy and effective way to cut out sugar cravings?

Protein: Sometimes eating more protein and moderate good fats like those found in nuts, can decrease your cravings. It will take about two weeks to do this. Also make sure that you are well hydrated because sometimes hunger is confused with thirst. ...Read more

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Is it safe to competely cut out sugars and carbs on a diabetic diet?

Is it safe to competely cut out sugars and carbs on a diabetic diet?

Absolutely - Debated: Almost impossible to do 100%. But if sugar is high, adding more doesn’t help. Like other animals, in healthy condition, ?50% of internal sugar is from internal conversion of protein ; fat into sugar. Converting fat to sugar also generates soluble ketone compounds; another alternative fuel. Brain ; nerve cells burn sugar ;/or ketones for energy to function; reason too low a total creates problems. ...Read more

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Any tips for eating healthy and fasting for lent? I plan on giving up processed sugars and praying when craving but i need help on what to eat.

Any tips for eating healthy and fasting for lent? I plan on giving up processed sugars and praying when craving but i need help on what to eat.

Try avoiding GMO's!: The us food supply is widely permeated with gmo's (genetically modified foods) that are likely very harmful to our health. Over 80% of processed foods contain gmo's! for lent why not only eat foods created by god and avoid those engineered by man? Also avoid foods with synthetic chemicals and pesticides. To do this you need to eat primarily organic foods. See http://bit.Ly/19xax7e for details. ...Read more

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Is it better to look for foods that are fat-free or sugar-free for healthy weight loss and exercise? I am looking for low sugar diet. No aspartame?

Is it better to look for foods that are fat-free or sugar-free for healthy weight loss and exercise?  I am looking for low sugar diet. No aspartame?

Sugar free: Most fat free indicate higher proportion of sugar. My professional opinion is neither. Eat whole foods rather processed food. Reducing total calorie consumption ...Read more

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Is it advisable to stop simple sugars in all forms and stick to only brown rice and oats?

Is it advisable to stop simple sugars in all forms and stick to only brown rice and oats?

Minimize sugars &...: Simple sugars are unhealthy & best avoided but i think a small amount of cane sugar in dark chocolate is ok due to the benefits of chocolate! i don't know what you mean by sticking to only rice & oats. The healthiest diet has few if any grains. The healthiest foods are vegetables & fruits (best organic), nuts, seeds & beans.Organic eggs, dairy, wild low-mercury fish & natural meats are ok now &then. ...Read more

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What type of sugar is considered good sugar and bad sugar? And what harm will it do to eat one piece of candy every now and then?

What type of sugar is considered good sugar and bad sugar? And what harm will it do to eat one piece of candy every now and then?

Eat Quality Carbs: Enjoying candy in limited quantity is allowed. Processed foods are often sweetened with table sugar (sucrose), fructose (fruit juices), corn syrup & offers minimal nutrition or fiber but lots of calories. Complex sugars found in fruits, vegetables offer nutrients, fiber & more. Do limit Carb intake to 45-65% daily calories. See more info at: http://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/everyone/basics/carbs.html ...Read more

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Are carbs in crackers good carbs or bad carbs and are they good to gain weight?

Are carbs in crackers  good carbs or bad carbs  and are they good to gain weight?

Calorie dense foods: The addition of calorie dense foods such as nuts, whole grain pastas, raisins, whole milk, pure fruit juices, butter, avocado, and complex carbohydrates is a healthy way to add more calories to your diet. Avoid sugary foods, sodas, and chips. Although they are indeed high calorie, they do not provide appropriate nutrition and are difficult for your body to process. Good luck! ...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

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Are too much carbohydrates bad for you? White bread, pasta, potatoes. Do i need to keep them in my diet to maintain a healthy weight or to lose weight

Are too much carbohydrates bad for you? White bread, pasta, potatoes. Do i need to keep them in my diet to maintain a healthy weight or to lose weight

YES!: The key to losing weight is to eat less, but not all calories are created equal. Sugars & simple carbs from grains esp cause weight gain. I like dr. Furhman's diet: www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/foodpyramid.Aspx dr. Weil has useful info: www.Huffingtonpost.Com/andrew-weil-md/carbohydrates-weight-loss_b_1937312.Html- see his "discuss that" link in his article. Exercise is also important. See comment:. ...Read more

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What percentage of proteins, fats and carbohydrates should be for good feeling and weight loss?

What percentage of proteins, fats and carbohydrates should be for good feeling and weight loss?

Any healthy: well-balanced diet is acceptable, but the most important thing is to reduce caloric intake and exercise more to burn off more calories. It's 3500 calories to gain or lose a pound. ...Read more

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I have read that even whole wheat bread and pasta is not good for your body , whole wheat also quickly turns to sugar and fat, only good is fiber, true?

I have read that even whole wheat bread and pasta is not good for your body , whole wheat also quickly turns to sugar and fat, only good is fiber, true?

Whole wheat &pasta: All carbohydrate turn to glucose in your body, but that does not mean it is not good for you or is harmful.Whole what bread is helthier then white bread as it has fiber which is good for your bowels and has less calories.For pastas it depends what it is made of and that gets converted to glucose as well.Our body needs carbohydrates, and whole grains are better then refined, it may be bread or pasta. ...Read more

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For weight loss, is it ok to eat unhealthy and sugary foods, but stay under your calorie, sugar, and fat goals?

For weight loss, is it ok to eat unhealthy and sugary foods, but stay under your calorie, sugar, and fat goals?

No!: It is never "okay" to eat an unhealthy diet. You may well lose weight on any low calorie diet, but your nutrition and your overall health with suffer if you are not making that low calorie diet balanced and complete in essential nutrients. Krista, PLEASE think long term, and not just about quick fixes! ...Read more

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What are ways to keep a low carb diet if everything contains carbs?

What are ways to keep a low carb diet if everything contains carbs?

"Low carb": Not everything you eat contains carbs, as dr. Namey has pointed out: there are lean proteins & healthy fats. There are also good reasons to avoid wheat-related carbs, sugars, & processed foods anyway: http://tinyurl.Com/mof6qj8 however, high-fiber vegetables and fruits are types of "carbs" that give you good nutrients. So do limited amounts of complex carbs like quinoa, brown rice, etc. ...Read more

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Is it okay to cut out fruits and vegetables of my diet completely?

Is it okay to cut out fruits and vegetables of my diet completely?

No: Not if you want to be healthy. It is currently recommended that we eat five servings of vegetables and four servings of fruit (minimum) per day. ...Read more