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Name Two Food Examples Of Complex Carbohydrates
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: If more than 20 percent of the calories are fat then yes. ...Read more
Is there a chart or anything like that which states the grams of protein carbs fat etc and mg of potassium vitamin d3 iron etc needed while pregnant?
Charts: Yes there are charts but it would be best if you discussed this with your Obstetrician and/or a dietitian. ...Read more
Just one more food question - is several slices of tomatoe, half can of tuna, handful spinach leaf, few onions, 1 avacodo healthy lunch for 18 y/o male?
12- 20 grams: Anywhere from 12-20 grams of carbohydrates depending on the brand of whole wheat bread. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Milk & mild products: Casein is one of the main proteins in milk and most milk products have casein. ...Read more
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