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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. See http://tinyurl.com/y8f4cagu ...Read more

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Pls mention Low Glycemic Index foods? Which type of rice? Which type of flour? Which type of gram? Which type of vegetables & fruits?

Pls mention Low Glycemic Index foods? Which type of rice? Which type of flour? Which type of gram? Which type of vegetables & fruits?

Foods: Two options - not exclusive of each other. 1: See a dietitian. 2: Go on-line and find "NuVal" - a system that lets you know the relative importance of the food you are taking. Some will please you - some will surprise you. ...Read more

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Which type of salad contains most vitamins and nutrients?

Which type of salad contains most vitamins and nutrients?

Varied salad.: The most nutritious salad would be the most varied salad - mixed greens, spinach, vegetables, fruits, beans, tuna or salmon, and a light dressing. But as you can imagine, this could also be a very caloric salad. Add a little bit of each item listed and enjoy. ...Read more

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What type of foods are considered as complex carbohydrates?

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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Food labeling question. How many grams of sugar is 1 packet?

Food labeling question.  How many grams of sugar is 1 packet?

15 to 16: A packet of sugar weighs 4 g. Since sugar contains roughly 4 calories per gram, 1 sugar packet contains 15 to 16 calories. This is the equivalent of 1 tsp. Of sugar. ...Read more

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What types of food should you eat a day? Healthy foods? Examples? Percentages of each category?

What types of food should you eat a day? Healthy foods? Examples?  Percentages of each category?

Mediterranean diet: Mediterranean diet has most research behind suggestive of benefit. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/mediterranean-diet/cl00011 for basic info. Don't forget regular exercise as part of getting & staying healthy. ...Read more

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Is there a "carbohydrate" intolerance or just individual intolerances of different types of sugars?

Is there a "carbohydrate" intolerance or just individual intolerances of different types of sugars?

Specific: About 30-40% of some populations will lose or never have the lactase enzyme need to digest lactose, a common sugar. A smaller number have a similar issue with the common fruit sugar fructose. If they don't digest it, it can loosen stools & cause cramps or other symptoms. Most other carbs are well tolerated by humans and once inside your system provide the main fuel for energy. ...Read more

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How many grams of carbohydrates are in whole wheat bread?

12- 20 grams: Anywhere from 12-20 grams of carbohydrates depending on the brand of whole wheat bread. ...Read more

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Are eating complex carbohydrates better for weight control than simple carbohydrates like rice?

Are eating complex carbohydrates better for weight control than simple carbohydrates like rice?

Carb Quandry : Some "complex" carbs(brown rice, whole wheat) are metabolized slowly and are better for weight management but ultimately if you consume more calories than you need you will gain weight. Reduce all carbs, especially simple carbs(white bread, rice or pasta). Eat frequent(6) small meals a day. Exercise vigorously for about 150 min a week, drink plenty (60 oz) of water and get 8 hours of good sleep. ...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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Witch type of food are source of carbohydrate?

Witch type of food are source of carbohydrate?

Sugars: Carbohydrates are molecules composed of carbon and water (hydrate). These are readily found in most plant based foods such as starches (grains, breads, cereals, potatoes). They are also available in sweets such as candies and processed foods. Most soda pop that is not labeled "diet" contain lots of sugar. I would suggest using more natural and less refined sources of this. ...Read more

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Nutritionist question: Does one slice of white bread vs. one slice of wheat bread have the same amount of sugar grams regardless of how slow digested?

Nutritionist question: Does one slice of white bread vs. one slice of wheat bread have the same amount of sugar grams regardless of how slow digested?

Bread: The amount of sugar in both white and wheat bread may be the same of vary greatly. In the store look at the label and aim for the different breads with the same sugar content - if any.One slice of white or wheat bread should not harm you. ...Read more

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I'm a new vegan (4 months) and don't eat soy or tofu. What are the best sources of complete proteins (including combinations of foods)? Thank you.

I'm a new vegan (4 months) and don't eat soy or tofu. What are the best sources of complete proteins (including combinations of foods)? Thank you.

What fun awaits!: Lots of info - enjoy, but be careful. A start: -veggies, fruits -spirulina, 60-70% protein -quinoa, amaranth -bee pollen, 25% protein -beans, lentils -hemp http://www.Ordinaryvegan.Net/veganguide/ libraries will have books galore. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are some examples of food sources of dietary fiber?

What are some examples of food sources of dietary fiber?

Complex question: In general, plant foods contain fiber (so vegetables, legumes, whole fruits, grains). There are different types of fiber, and loads of charts on the internet that review the types of fibers in different food sources. ...Read more

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Are carbohydrates from rice and noodles essential for growth? I.e development of the body

Are carbohydrates from rice and noodles essential for growth? I.e development of the body

A Grainy Problem: NO!There are many other sources of carbohydrates.Many with many more nutrients too.Rice are a natural starch and noodles processed from grain flour, neither of which is essential for growth(unless you are a Macrobiotic freak)You could avoid them for the rest of your life and do fine as long as you avoided many other natural starches and processed foods. P.S. Don't tell this to the Chinese ...Read more

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Which other types of food contain casein protein besides cottage cheese?

Which other types of food contain casein protein besides cottage cheese?

Milk & mild products: Casein is one of the main proteins in milk and most milk products have casein. ...Read more

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