Carbohydrates: The Facts About Starches & Sugars by C.D. Shelton

By C.D. Shelton

All carbohydrates give you the physique with the gasoline wanted for actual task, yet now not all carbs are equivalent. study why strong carbs made of entire grains are fitter than undesirable carbs equivalent to enriched white flour.

This brief booklet takes a glance at basic and complicated carbohydrates, man made sweetners, the function of sugars, and the way to slash sugar cravings in a simple to appreciate demeanour.

Knowing which carbs are sturdy and undesirable can help you lead a more fit existence and probably assist you stay away from illnesses comparable to diabetes. Your outlook on "Carbs" is simply not a similar.

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It would be wise to read the label and check the ingredients, sugar can go by several different names, here are a few: *Corn syrup *Dextrose *Fructose *High fructose corn syrup *Honey *Syrup *Cane sugar *Beet sugar *Sucrose Alternate drink choices – Some of these choices have zero calories. They are: *Water *Diet Soda (We will discuss this issue in the next chapter) *Sparkling water (Some are available with natural flavors) Types of Sweeteners (Natural) When you eat foods containing natural sugars (like fruit), these also include vitamins, minerals and fiber.

The two types of fiber are soluble and non-soluble: *Soluble fiber helps control blood sugar and may also lower cholesterol (Oatmeal is a great source of soluble fiber). *Non-soluble fiber doesn’t function to lower cholesterol or influence blood/sugar…but it does keep you regular. By helping to maintain bowel function, non-soluble fiber helps reduce the risk of colon cancer. Sources of Fiber Soluble: *Oat Bran *Oatmeal *Beans & Legumes *Peas *Carrots *Sweet Potatoes *Rice Bran *Barley *Citrus Fruits *Strawberries *Bananas Non-soluble: *Whole-wheat Bread *Wheat Cereal *Wheat Bran *Rice (except for white rice) *Cabbage *Beets *Brussels Sprouts *Turnips *Cauliflower *Fruits and vegetables with the skin Calories in Macronutrients Each of the macronutrients yield calories of energy for metabolism.

Calories in Alcohol If you’re reading a food label, the calories may not add up to the 4-9-4 method described above. There are two reasons for the discrepancy. One reason is that fiber is included within the total for carbohydrates in the food and as we have discussed, fibers have no caloric value for us. The second reason is the caloric value of alcohol is typically not added into the total caloric value. Yet alcohol yields 7 calories per gram. Carbohydrate Counting With Diabetes The three main macronutrients, protein, carbohydrates and fats affect blood sugar differently.

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