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What Do Carbohydrates Lipids Proteins Have In Common
Can you tell me in diabetes mellitus, what roles do carbohydrates, fats and protein metabolism play in it?
They all contain: calories and can all be converted to sugar or fat. They should be combined in appropriate proportions with restricted total calories in an appropriate diet. Discuss w/your diabetes team. In addition, the metabolism of all three is dependent upon appropriate insulin levels. ...Read more
What are some of the main saturated fats that people eat (aka bad cholesterol) that one should avoid? I have high cholesterol got 2 get it down fast
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
As i know, monounsaturated are classified as good fats becouse it lowers the LDL cholesterol in our blood, but what if we consume it in excess?
Generally OK: Depends what you mean by in excess. A high quality clinical trail showed that consuming a diet with 34% calories from fat that was mainly monounsaturated reduced cardiovascular risk factors more than any other diet: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/10584045 some trials have shown monounsaturated fat at 40% can have benefit. I would not recommend diets with calories more than 40% from fat. ...Read more
What causes atherosclerosis? My diet consists of lost of fast food, however I do not have high cholesterol, what are the chances that i will develop atherosclerosis?
Many things!: Your family history is important. Cholesterol values alone are not as predictive of the ratio of total cholesterol, to HDL cholesterol. High blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome, with Insulin resistance, which is primarily seen in people with "belly" weight, ie. Apples! lack of exercise is a major factor as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Hi I want to know if the sugars and carbs found in fruits are bad for people who have diabetes. All fruits have sugar and will it increase sugar level?
Diabetes: I strongly recommend that you see a dietitian to help you control your blood sugar. I assume that your diabetes at age 43 is type 2 diabetes. In that case you should work with the dietitian to rid yourself of diabetes. YES, THAT SHOULD HAPPEN IF YOU TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF! Once you rid yourself of diabetes you will start telling all your friends with type two diabetes!! ...Read more
Multiple: It's not advisable to avoid foods with carbohydrates as they often contain multiple sources of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. These are vegetables, fruits, breads, and cereals. The only other food groups are proteins and fats and, while important in a balanced diet, should not be eaten exclusively. ...Read more
Www.loseit.com: This website allows you to check the calorie, cholesterol and saturated fat in foods that you eat. One important point is that the cholesterol continent of food has very little impact on blood bad cholesterol. In fact reducing the amount of cholesterol in diet may decrease good cholesterol by more! saturated fat and excess calories are more important, which the loseit website helps with too. ...Read more
Clogs the arteries: Trans-fats are created to make oils more solid and keep their flavor or texture longer in processed foods. The unfortunate thing is that trans-fats cause bad cholesterol-related problems, and clog up arteries, leading to heart disease, artery disease, or strokes. In recent years, food processing companies have taken much of the trans-fats out of their foods (but replaced them with other fats). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What type of diet is low on fats and carbs but rich in proteins. I want to loose fat near the belly region. ?
Many: The adkins diet, southbeach diet, paleo diet just to name a few. It is important to be certain to meet all of your nutritional needs however and these diets can make that difficult. Long term weight loss is more likely to occur with lifestyle changes that include a balanced diet and increased exercise. ...Read more
Heart healthy: Persons with high cholesterol should follow a diet that is low in fat, and cholesterol. A healthy diet would include fruits, vegetables, low fat meats such as chicken, fish and turkey. You would want to avoid a lot of red meat. You should consider grilling, broiling, or baking your food instead of deep frying. Reading food labels is important as well, some foods will surprise you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can elevate my protein levels? Plz list the names of vegetables which are high in proteins because I am pure vegetarian.
Vegetarians can tend: To reach for more junk food to make up for the foods that they can't have. Some vitamins, especially b12, can lower because we get B12 primarily through meat. Be very careful because your growing body needs nutrition. See doc or nutritionist for proper food plan. Vegan is even more of an issue. I'm a vegetarian and get my protein primarily through dairy and protein powder. Peace. ...Read more
What does the body do with excess protein? If you eat a balanced diet and can get enough protein from these meals, what good are protein shakes?
Metabolism: Excess protein is either metabolized to form glucose(sugar) or fat. By definition a balanced diet should have "enough" protein. If you need to supplement your protein intake with shakes, your aren't looking for a "balanced diet", but rather one slighted towards protein intake - I'm not saying that's good or bad. I would encourage you to focus on natural foods rather than shakes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some food that I can eat that's high in protein and fat but low in carbs? I always come up short in protein and I use calorie trackers.
Nuts may be best bet: Don't know whether you are looking for snack or regular foods. Of course meat would be the obvious answer, but nuts contain very good fats as well as significant protein. Almonds and walnuts are probably best. So do cheeses. Of course they have calories, but you do need fats and calories at your age to continue to develop normally. ...Read more
Do high carb, low fat, and low protein diets like the banana diet work and are they healthy? I've heard many have lost significant weight bc of it.
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