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The Effects Of Too Much Starch In A Diet
How big of a help is the addition of protein to a higher carb meal in terms of keeping blood sugar level lower (for one meal/event, not long term)?
Very helpful: The glycemic index measures how much a food raises blood sugar compared to eating sugar. But the glycemic indexes of a meal are the average, so if you eat 8 ounces of baked potato with a glycemic index of 90 and also have 8 ounces of chicken or fish, with a glycemic index close to zero, the average for that combo is 45. Protein has a strong effect in modifying the rise in blood sugar from carbs. ...Read more
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Too much sugar: The best way to counteract the efects of too much sugar is really to eat in a more healthly way. Eat appropriate portions. Eat a home cooked, or home prepered meal so you know hwt you are eating. Consult a dietician if needed. Get a medical check up for diabetes, or any other metabolic condition. If you have a tendency to over eat then you may want to consult a counselor for eating disorders. ...Read more
An apple has as much sugar as a can of regular soda. Sugar really is itself. What is a popular eaten fruit with the lowest amount of sugar?
Strawberries: Coca cola has 39 grams sugar/can; apples have 13.3 g sugar. Big difference! also, the amount of fiber in the fruit modulates how quickly its sugar would be absorbed and result in Insulin peaks. There's no fiber in coca cola, so you get a jolt of sugar! lower-sugar fruits include strawberries, blackberries & blueberries: http://tinyurl.Com/mya2jsm by the way -- a tomato is a "fruit" too. :-). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Which is worse in the long run: eating a low oxalate diet and missing out on the various nutrients, or eating healthy but getting multiple stones?
No need to avoid ox.: This is actually a false choice. It's not proven that a low oxalate diet is effective in reducing stone formation. I agree that it's not wise to avoid the beneficial nutrients in oxalate-rich foods. See http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=george&dbid=48 taking magnesium & vit b6 reduces stone formation over 90%. Drink more water too! see http://www.Drwhitaker.Com/magnesium-for-kidney-stones. ...Read more
Low carb: Read this wiki en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/low-carbohydrate_diet.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is the purpose of consuming fat in our diet and how much serving should we consume for a day?
Energy source: Fat is a concentrated energy source; back when we were hunter/gatherers and food was scarce, fat was important to keep us alive. Nowadays, there's very little purpose to intentionally consuming dietary fat as we have plenty in our modern diets. Low fat diets are just that, the lower the better. ...Read more
Does wheat increase the amount of fat that is stored in abdominal cavity? I was curious if a primarily carb diet from wheat leads to more weight gain.
Yes if large amounts: A diet high in sugars and starches is probably the greatest contributor to obesity. The book wheat belly makes the case that wheat is a major factor. See http://thehealingproject.Us/2012/09/22/book-summary-wheat-belly-by-william-davis-md/ for a good summary. However, there are some strong critiques http://noglutennoproblem.Blogspot.Com/2012/03/wheat-belly-busted.Html see my comments for more:. ...Read more
What are the benefits and drawbacks of low fat museli with one spoonful of low fat yoghurt? Will it lead to excessive weight gain?
Not the key: Weight is ultimately about calories in and calories out, but it's a fact of life that nobody is really counting. The key to staying trim is a fitness-focused lifestyle, including exercising and choosing friends who exercise. Avoid very greasy, very salty, and very sugary foods as best you can, and learn to limit portions. Exercising helps your brain regulate how much you eat. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Best to avoid: Pancreatitis is an inflammation of a gland near your stomach that produces enzymes. The most common triggers are from stoppage of gallbladder, alcohol intake or medications. Many times we cannot determine the trigger. While I have not seen an initial bout i linked to caffeine, its use may further inflame the pancreas or cause you to loose fluids you need to heal. Would be best to avoid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Calories in food: The can's label should be able to tell you that. Without seeing the vegetable or the product you mention we cannot give you a direct answer. ...Read more
Is all sugar bad? E.g. Sugar in fresh fruit, or sugar in raw honey. Liver load in mind not so much weight loss. How much a day including from fruit ?
Low-glycemic fruitOK: Good question. Some fruit has much more sugar than others. Small fruits where you eat the peel have many health benefits (berries, cherries, grapes, apples) & don't increase blood sugar much, but tropical fruits/melons should be limited. Honey in moderation also has health benefits-as a sweetener better than sugar but don't eat for health! See http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/264667.php ...Read more
Can it be that too much ketones in the urine due to low food intake in the long run cause my type 1diabetes?
No: Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder caused by your body attacking the cells in your pancreas that produce insulin. It has nothing to do with your diet. Much more likely related to some type of infection that led to an immune response by your body that went awry, leading to the antibodies attacking your poor pancreas and leaving it non-functional. Stop blaming yourself and concentrate on now! ...Read more
Somewhere between: not much and not a bit. First, in fluid accumulation, taking both water and salt makes it much worse. High salt diets do NOT generally get people's sodium level abnormal simply because it triggers thirst and people drink and it triggers water retnetion and people swell. ...Read more
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