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Hello I'm diabetic. Peas are often in my food. Are they high in natural sugar?

Hello I'm diabetic. Peas are often in my food. Are they high in natural sugar?

Pass the peas please: Though peas contain carbohydrate, their high fiber and protein content slow digestion. This results in moderating blood glucose levels.They rate low on the glycemic index scale, which is a ranking of how carbohydrates affect blood sugar. You list irritable bowel syndrome as a condition. Peas are a soluble fiber, which promotes gentle regularity necessary for people with IBS. Hope this helps. Best. ...Read more

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My husband ate 3pork chops 2patatos 1can of peas &1can of corn. He is 25yr old 6'2 and 210lbs had a blood sugar of 147 does that mean he is a diabetic?

My husband ate 3pork chops 2patatos 1can of peas &1can of corn. He is 25yr old 6'2 and 210lbs had a blood sugar of 147 does that mean he is a diabetic?

Overeating: It is all about the timing of the blood sugar testing. If that reported test was done less than three hours after his meal it is a normal level of blood sugar in a non-fasting state and it means he is not diabetic yet. ...Read more

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What's the health benefits, if any, btn snow/snap peas?

What's the health benefits, if any,  btn snow/snap peas?

Plenty of benefit!: Check out http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/benefits-sugar-snap-peas-6013.html & http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2516/2 for info on nutritional benefit of eating snap peas. Recommendation is to make variety of deeply darkly or brightly colored fruits & vegetables a regular part of your day. Plenty of data demonstrating benefit of vegetarian/vegan diet. ...Read more

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On a diet with lots of veg like carrots, lettuce, snap peas, and a bit of corn, with 2 tbsp of hummus do you think this will help me lose weight?

On a diet with lots of veg like carrots, lettuce, snap peas, and a bit of corn, with 2 tbsp of hummus do you think this will help me lose weight?

Yes but add protein: Eating mostly veggies is a great way to lost weight but it's important to get adequate protein. 2 tbsp of hummus has no more than 2 grams of protein. Most people need 30-50 grams of protein a day. Consider other beans/nuts/seeds, much more hummus or adding a protein powder such as hemp seed, rice, pea or whey protein powder. See http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht for excellent advice re: a healthy diet. ...Read more

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Sugar problem high?

Let me help: Diabetes is a condition where the glucose or sugar levels are too high in the blood. Go and check it out to be sure. ...Read more

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How to control sugar?

How to control sugar?

Diet properly: Educating yourself to the proper diet and exercise regimen is the best way to control your blood sugar (diabetes). Carbohydrates and concentrated sweets should be avoided if diabetic. Getting to know your body, the signs and symptoms of high and low sugars, and being compliant with your docotrs advice/rx's/testing and visits will help you stay well. God bless. ...Read more

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How is sugar bad for you?

How is sugar bad for you?

Glucose + fructose: Table sugar is a disaccharide composed of the sugars mentioned above. The body processes fructose via a route which metabolizes into fat. Avoid table sugar when possible and especially high fructose corn syrup. ...Read more

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How to cut down on sugars?

How to cut down on sugars?

Read ingredients: read labels on products you buy and try to decrease your intake of sugars. for example, orange juice has 29 grams of sugar in 8 ounce serving, Either decrease your portion size, or go for a natural orange. An orange only has 17 grams of sugar. ...Read more

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How much sugar is too much?

How much sugar is too much?

Try low glycemic: As a rule you want to eat many fruits and vegetables a day, with natural sugars. What you want to avoid is processed sugars in soda, candy, and many snack foods in boxes. Avoid Corn Syrup. I like the 90/10 rule that nutritionists use, goal 90% of diet healthy, and live a little, don't worry about the other 10%. ...Read more

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