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Is Cutting Out All Carbs And Sugars Good For You
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?
If you go over your carb intake from eating good carbs like fruits and veggies.. Is that okay since there good for you?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've heard that cutting bread out of ones diet is a good way to cut down on belly fat; is this true? Are some breads better for you than others?
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What is a good way to keep a diabetic child from wanting too much sugary foods and high carb snacks?
What can I eat to up my intake of carbs? I'm filling protein and fats just fine but carbs are tough to find without going over in another category
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
"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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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