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Doctor insights on: List Of Simple And Complex Carbohydrates Foods

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What's the benefit of consuming complex carbohydrates (grains mostly) over simple carbohydrates (fruits, veggies)?

What's the benefit of consuming complex carbohydrates (grains mostly) over simple carbohydrates (fruits, veggies)?

You got it backwards: Fruits and veggies are NOT simple carbohydrates! Simple carbohydrates are sugars and foods that easily break down into sugars, such as white flour, white rice, potatoes and juices. These readily raise our blood sugar, which is unhealthy. Complex carbohydrates are found in whole grains, most vegetables and fruits and generally contain fiber. These raise blood sugar less.
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Please list the top ten foods with high protein and carbohydrates?

Please list the top ten foods with high protein and carbohydrates?

Depends: If you eat dairy products you can try greek yogurt or cottage cheese (otherwise soy/almond/coconut yogurt). Non dairy sources include chia seeds, beans, lentils, quinoa, eggs, artichokes, broccoli, avocado, asparagus, tofu, peas, spinach, beet greens, peanuts, pistachios, sesame seeds, garbanzo beans. ...Read more

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If I had to make a choice between two unhealthy foods, should I choose the oily fried foods or the sugary/simple carbohydrate food?

If I had to make a choice between two unhealthy foods, should I choose the oily fried foods or the sugary/simple carbohydrate food?

Avoid the carbs: We should have a balanced diet, but to answer your question I believe the carbohydrates are worse! Cause fluctuations in your blood sugar that will result in more cravings soon ...Read more

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Is a diabetic to eat more of complex carbohydrates and reduce simple carbs...What are foods having complex carbs and will it cotrol PP sugar levels.

Is a diabetic to eat more of complex carbohydrates and reduce simple carbs...What are foods having complex carbs and will it cotrol PP sugar levels.

In general,: It is the glycemic index (GI) of the food that makes a significant difference in how the food affects PP glucose levels. The higher the GI the faster and the more it will increase blood glucose level. More complex carbohydrates tend to have lower GI than simple carbohydrates. Understanding GI can be very beneficial in controlling diabetes. A wealth of information about GI is available online. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what could I eat on a strictly whole-food, high-fiber, low simple-carbohydrate, low-fat diet?

Can you tell me what could I eat on a strictly whole-food, high-fiber, low simple-carbohydrate, low-fat diet?

Good diet: You are exactly describing the Dean Ornish diet. Here is the answer to your question (click on the tab labelled "Prevention Food Guide Pyramid") - for specific suggestions: http://ornishspectrum. Com/proven-program/nutrition/ ...Read more

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Hi I need a list of carbs to know what foods cut in my diet thanks?

Hi I need a list of carbs to know what foods cut in my diet thanks?

Google carbohydrates: Carbohydrates are good sources of energy, but they are easy to overdo! Healthy carbohydrates include whole grain bread and cereals like oatmeal. Less healthy carbs include cakes, cookies, candy - you get the point: sugar is a carbohydrate! alcohol is a carbohydrate. You may want to limit your carbs to the healthier ones and try to reduce your intake of sugary junk food. Good luck. ...Read more

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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

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Iam taking contrave to loss weight and Iam supposed to have 30 grams of protein and 30 G of carbs a day I need a list of food with low protein?

Iam taking contrave to loss weight and Iam supposed to have 30 grams of protein and 30 G of carbs a day I need a list of food with low protein?

Dietician: My advice is to see a registered dietician at your local hospital. She will determine your ideal weight, calculate what your daily calorie intake should be considering your usual level of physical activity, critique your current eating habits and outline a proper sample diet especially for you. Usually only one or two visits are sufficient. You can be given a list of foods with their protein level ...Read more

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The nutrition facts on a food has carbs and then sugar. Do they mean the simple sugars aka monosacharides; glucose, fructose, and galactose?

The nutrition facts on a food has carbs and then sugar. Do they mean the simple sugars aka monosacharides; glucose, fructose, and galactose?

Food Labels: Total carbohydrates include all sugars and fiber. Sugar includes simple sugars and sugar alcohol.
Here are three websites about reading food labels:
http://www.Fda.Gov/food/ingredientspackaginglabeling/labelingnutrition/ucm274593.Htm
http://www.Diabetes.Org/food-and-fitness/food/what-can-i-eat/taking-a-closer-look-at-labels. Html#sugar_alcohols
http://www. Heart. Org/heartorg/gettinghealthy/nutrition. ...Read more

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Endocrinologist/Dietician: Can you send a link to a list of highly popular brand named foods bought at grocery store low in carbs/sugar for diabetic?

Endocrinologist/Dietician: Can you send a link to a list of highly popular brand named foods bought at grocery store low in carbs/sugar for diabetic?

Interesting question: Foods that are naturally low in carbs include: non-starchy vegetables and low-sugar fruits such as:
Salad Greens (lettuce, spinach, cabbage);
Swiss chard or other chard, collard greens, kale, bok choy; Herbs (basil, parsley, cilantro); radishes, sprouts, cucumbers, tomatoes; avocado, asparagus, broccoli, green beans, Brussels sprouts; meats, fish, and eggs. Otherwise read food labels. ...Read more

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How much time does it take to the body to absorb simple and complex carbohydrates?

How much time does it take to the body to absorb simple and complex carbohydrates?

Eating: There is no simple answer to this question. It varies and is a complex issue based upon what else one is eating, what diseases one has; if one is on medication, etc. I would be interested what prompts the question. There seems to be little real life use for this information since it will change every day in each human. ...Read more

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What daily food I should eat and what is the benefit carbohydrates??

What daily food I should eat and what is the benefit carbohydrates??

Protein, good fats,: And carbs are called "macronutrients." Eat all three but stay lowest on carbs. Avoid bad fats in junk food, anything w/corn syrup. Good fats are olive oil and coconut oil. Avoid sugar. See doc for suggested diet. Spectracell labs in TX can test all your nutrients. Peace and good health. Carbs work together w/protein and fat and then the micronutirens like vitamins and minerals. ...Read more

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I can't lose weight despite I managed to lower high carbohydrate foods.

That's a start: If you can distribute your food including slow carbs like quinoa, amaranth, and buckwheat groats soaked for 8 hours, rinsed and cooked for 15 minutes with vegetables, berries, beans, and fish into 6 small equal meals followed by 10 minutes of movement like walking after each meal, stress reduction, and a good night sleep weight loss happens. ...Read more

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What's the best way to curb cravings for sugary foods and carbohydrates?

What's the best way to curb cravings for sugary foods and carbohydrates?

Protein/Fiber: Try increasing your protein intake. Protein helps to balance out sugar highs and lows when eating it with a balanced diet. Fiber also slows sugar absorption from the intestine. ...Read more

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Can you please recommend some effective snacks or food that have low carbohydrates?

The natural ones: In general, the content of the carbohydrates that you may want to avoid (simple/refined sugars) is lower in natural snacks (fruits, grains, etc.); and the carbohydrates present in those are much healthier than, for example, candy bars, chocolates, etc. ...Read more

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I would like to know the foods, vegetables, fruits, and fluid that contain fermentable carbohydrates.

Simple sugars: Short chains of sugar molecules, that are easy to break down. Once these sugars reach your large intestine, bacteria rapidly ferment them. So any simple sugar or processed sugars in your diet, containing syrup, fructose, table sugar etc. Most vegetables are low in sugar. The sugar in fruits is usually bound to fiber, and released slowly. Processed foods with added sugars are to be avoided. ...Read more

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Which is better before exercise simple or complex (light to moderate) carbohydrates if diabetic? Why?

Which is better before exercise simple or complex (light to moderate) carbohydrates if diabetic? Why?

Complex is better: Complex is always better because simple will just elevate your blood sugars and increase the water absorption without offering you longterm glucose support.
Generally, unless you are a professional athlete, a normal diet before exercise is sufficient and doesn't have to be carbohyudrate heavy. ...Read more

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Does carbohydrates like rice can make us fat? What are the examples of food that have a low carbohydrates?

Does carbohydrates like rice can make us fat? What are the examples of food that have a low carbohydrates?

Glycemic index is…: What to check about carbs: high index raises blood sugar fast, body secretes insulin, blood sugar drops rapidly, so still hungry. White rice/bread/potato/pasta all high glycemic index. Adding good fat or lean protein can help. Http://www. Health. Harvard. Edu/newsweek/glycemic_index_and_glycemic_load_for_100_foods. Htm. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what household foods are good sources of protein and carbohydrates?

Could you tell me what household foods are good sources of protein and carbohydrates?

Depends: If you eat dairy products you can try greek yogurt or cottage cheese (otherwise soy/almond/coconut yogurt). Non dairy sources include chia seeds, beans, lentils, quinoa, eggs, artichokes, broccoli, avocado, asparagus, tofu, peas, spinach, beet greens, peanuts, pistachios, sesame seeds, garbanzo beans. ...Read more

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If looking for nutrition of products should I look at the calories fat or carbohydrates?

Entire label.: The whole nutrition facts label needs to be read. Focus on fiber, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats and protein as indicators of a good choice. Limit simple sugars, saturated and trans fats. ...Read more

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Is there a standard % of carbohydrates that need to be or should be complex vs simple for dailey intake?

Is there a standard % of carbohydrates that need to be or should be complex vs simple for dailey intake?

See below: Generally (unless you are dieting), carbs represent approximately 30% - 50% of your caloric intake. Complex carbs must be broken down to simple carbs to facilitate absorption (i.e. Simple carbs are easier to absorb). ...Read more

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What foods are carbohydrate free?

What foods are carbohydrate free?

Meats and eggs.: Non-carbohydrate foods include red meat, fish, pork, chicken, turkey, eggs. Fish and egg whites would be the leanest sources of protein in this list. ...Read more

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What foods have high levels of carbohydrate?

What foods have high levels of carbohydrate?

Foods with. ..: Foods with sugar or starch. All grains, potatoes, many fruits, etc. You can google for the carb content of anything! ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods contain complex carbohydrates?

Many!: Complex carbs are either starches or fiber. Starches are useless. Fiber is beneficial. So, total starch is total carbs minus sugar and fiber. Total dietary carbs are carbs minus fiber! ...Read more

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What type of foods are considered as complex carbohydrates?

Non-refined carbs: Carbs tend to be divided into Complex and Refined. Complex carbohydrate sources, such as whole-grain breads, starchy vegetables and beans have a lower glycemic index because they take longer for your digestive system to break down. ...Read more

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Could consuming foods with no or little carbohydrates help me lose quick weight?

Could consuming foods with no or little carbohydrates help me lose quick weight?

Yes and no: You want to avoid large amounts of simple carbs (like sugar) but complex carbs are ok in reasonable amounts. Protein is good, but too much fat will reverse any benefit of avoiding carbs. And any diet without an increase in activity is doomed to fail. You need to burn more calories not just decrease your intake. Even if you start with simple walking... Just get our heart rate up. ...Read more

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Please explain what directly affects carbohydrates (cho) and fat levels in food?

Please explain what directly affects carbohydrates (cho) and fat levels in food?

Not exactly: Sure what you mean. As the composition of the ingredients used and techniques used to prepare the ingredients determine the amount of fats, proteins and carbohydrates in food. ...Read more

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What to do if I know not to eat too much food with carbohydrates, what is the amount that I do need to eat?

What to do if I know not to eat too much food with carbohydrates, what is the amount that I do need to eat?

Type of carbs: You want to avoid large amounts of simple carbs (like sugar) but complex carbs are ok in reasonable amounts. Protein is good, but too much fat will reverse any benefit of avoiding carbs. And any diet without an increase in activity is doomed to fail. You need to burn more calories not just decrease your intake. Even if you start with simple walking... Just get our heart rate up. ...Read more