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I'm keeping track of food via app. If shows food % protein, carbs, & fat how do I know if food has good fat, or bad or a good carb etc.??

I'm keeping track of food via app. If shows food %  protein, carbs, & fat how do I know if food has good fat, or bad or a good carb etc.??

Nutrition: Good fats are polyunsaturated like fish, nuts or monounsaturated like olive oil rather than butter,red meats, coldcuts pastries. Unhealthy carbs are refined sugar found in sweets,refined bread. Healthier carbs are the complex ones such as pasta, whole grain bread, oatmeal,potatoes,rice. It's advisable that you obtain a book on nutrition which gives you much more detail. ...Read more

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Carbs (Definition)

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


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What are some examples of good carbs and bad carbs for diabetics?

What are some examples of good carbs and bad carbs for diabetics?

Diabetics: First, if you have type 2 diabetes you are not a diabetic. You MUST work to totally get rid of diabetes. Good and bad carbs does not mean much. Please have your primary doctor refer you to a dietitian so you can work together to get rid of diabetes. ...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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What are some examples of good carbs and bad carbs for weight loss?

What are some examples of good carbs and bad carbs for weight loss?

Good and Bad Carbs: I commend you for your desire for Good Health! The difference between good carbs and bad carbs is the time they take to raise sugar in the blood. A slow rise in blood sugar is healthier, which comes from eating complex carbs. These are found in foods such as beans, vegetables, and whole grains. Simple carbohydrates (bad carbs) are found in foods like fast food, candy, and sweetened beverages. ...Read more

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Are carbs in crackers good carbs or bad carbs and are they good to gain weight?

Are carbs in crackers  good carbs or bad carbs  and are they good to gain weight?

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

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Are low carb high fat diets bad? You can lose lots of weight, but is a long term approach not good for your health?

Are low carb high fat diets bad?  You can lose lots of weight, but is a long term approach not good for your health?

Not necessarily: This depends upon the fats eaten. Make sure they are good fats and the low CHO portion should be low in simple carbohydrates. Search simple carbohydrates and unhealthy fats, and avoid them. ...Read more

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What are examples of some good/bad fats and carbs? Please list as much as possible because sometimes if i see something high in fat, ill think its bad

What are examples of some good/bad fats and carbs? Please list as much as possible because sometimes if i see something high in fat, ill think its bad

Coconut oil is good: I have information and lists on good and bad cooking oils and fats on my webpage: drfairchild.Org limit sugar and flour products. Eat more complex carbs instead. ...Read more

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Are the carbohydrates in greek yogurt considered good or bad carbs?

Carbs r same as milk: Greek yougurt is made with sheeps milk or in us with cows milk and has the same carbohydrate as in milk, the sugar carb is lactose less than regular yougurt as it is strained and some lactose is lost and rest is protein and fat.So the carbs are not bad but if no sugar(sucrose) is added to as it will add to the calories.It can be tolerated by lactose intolerant people due to low lactose content. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is corn good or bad on a diet when you quit eating all carbs like potato, rice, pasta, gluten bread?

If you are aiming: For extremely low carbohydrates - think of corn as a starch. Corn should be eaten right after it is picked because the sugars in corn rapidly become starches. A large ear of sweet corn has > 24 grams of carbs. A program like atkin's induction phase may allow for only 20 net grams of carbs per day. ...Read more

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Good news: 1 hour after most sizable balanced meals (some carbs, fat, protein) my blood sugar is ~100. Bad news: bfg is usually ~110. Why is that?

Good news: 1 hour after most sizable balanced meals (some carbs, fat, protein) my blood sugar is ~100.  Bad news:  bfg is usually ~110.  Why is that?

Carbs as energy: Let me begin by congratulating you! A postprandial blood sugar of 100 mg/dl range is something to brag about. Obviously you are doing something right and I suspect it has to do with the carb content of the food you are eating and your level of activity. Low glycemic carbs release glucose more slowly while research shows postprandial activity allows muscle cells to use excess glucose as fuel. ...Read more