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Doctor insights on: Primary Complex Carbohydrates Vs Simple Carbohydrates

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Wheat chex cereal complex carbs or simple?

Wheat chex cereal complex carbs or simple?

Both: complex carbs in chex are listed as carbs and the simple ones are listed as sugars. The total carbs minus the simple sugars leaves you with the amount of complex carbs. ...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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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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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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Are nuts considered complex carbohydrates?

Are nuts considered complex carbohydrates?

No: Nuts contain protein and good fats. There are very few- carbohydrates in nuts and I wouldn't consider it a source of complex carbs since they are such a minimal amount of the calories in the nuts. Most of the calories comes from the fat. ...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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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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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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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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What carbs have calories for you? Total carbs, net carbs, fiber carbs?

What carbs have calories for you? Total carbs, net carbs, fiber carbs?

ALL CARBS HAVE: Calories, some more than others. The more complex a carb is, the more energy your body needs to burn to absorb the calories, so you will net less calories with the more complex carbs. ...Read more

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Does the Atkins diet require you to count both net carbs and dietary fiber carbs?

Does the Atkins diet require you to count both net carbs and dietary fiber carbs?

Net: Net carbs. My advice on atkins s to stay away form franken-foods like atkins bars or atkins muffins. Eat real foot as close to natural state as possible. ...Read more

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Vegetarian with type 2 diabetes looking for non-soy protein to eat with carbs?

Vege protein: If your vegan, options will be limited, beans or bean pastes, nuts, nut butters, butters hummus, seitan is excellent choice , tahini, . Combinations can provide adequate nutrients rice and beans, some vegans add yeast powders to foods to get b12. ...Read more

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How are low-carbs diet vs low-calorie diet different?

How are low-carbs diet vs low-calorie diet different?

Protein: Low carbohydrate diets tend to emphasize higher amounts of protein to get into 'ketosis' (not the same as keto-acidosis). This is a 'fat-burning' state. Low carb diets must be low-calorie as well, however, to work. Low calorie-diets alone simply lower overall calorie intake but those calories could be in the form of carbohydrates, protein or fat. ...Read more

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Are all fruits a complex carbohydrate? Can you share some sources?

Glycemic index.: That to which you infer is the glycemic index, which is an indicator of the simplicity of a carbohydrate source. Bananas have a high GI, and behave more like a simple sugar. Apples, blueberries, cranberries and strawberries have a low GI, behaving more like complex carbohydrates. ...Read more

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Which is better for healthy weight gain? Carbohydrates, protein or fats?

Which is better for healthy weight gain? Carbohydrates, protein or fats?

We need all three: but GOOD fats such as olive oil and coconut oil and butter and fish oil would be at the top of the list. Follow this with protein from dairy as in eggs and cheese, then casrbs last. Peace and good health. Check w/doc. ...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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Can you answer, is simple carbohydrates and protein with every meal a good plan for diet?

Every one of: Your three meals/day should include water, complex carbohydrates, a moderate amount of protein and some fat, preferably unsaturated or monosaturated. Eat less than your burn off and you'll lose weight in a healthy fashion. It's not rocket science. ...Read more

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What matters more calories or fats and sugars?

What matters more calories or fats and sugars?

A combination is key: Cutting out sugar and starch is important due to the carbohydrates causing weight gain. Eating carbohydrates leads to the release of the fat-storage hormone insulin, which acts to remove nutrients from the bloodstream and store it as fat. However, managing cal. Is also important. Weight loss occurs when your caloric expenditure exceeds your caloric intake so be active and aware of cal. Consumption. ...Read more

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Is gluten free pasta ( maize starch, soy flour, potato starch and rice starch)with about 40 gm carbohydrates good for cholesterol ?

Does not matter: Since 90% of the cholesterol is produced by the body regardless of your diet, the above would not noticeably affect your cholesterol level. Do note that too much carb may not be good for your health. I don't believe extreme diet does anyone any good. Just eat anything in moderation and exercise at least 3 hrs a week will likely keep you in better shape. ...Read more