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 job, yet now not all carbs are equivalent. research why solid carbs made up of complete grains are more healthy than undesirable carbs comparable to enriched white flour.

This brief publication takes a glance at easy and complicated carbohydrates, man made sweetners, the function of sugars, and the way to scale back sugar cravings in a simple to appreciate demeanour.

Knowing which carbs are solid and undesirable can help you lead a more fit lifestyles and probably assist you keep away from ailments reminiscent of diabetes. Your outlook on "Carbs" will not be a similar.

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The big difference, in some people, is determining HOW MUCH SUGAR is enough. There are physiological reasons for constantly wanting something sweet. First we are hardwired, from birth, to prefer sweet tasting foods. But grabbing something sweet, like a candy bar or a cola may give us just a temporary boost of “feel good energy”. That temporary feeling of “well being” is stimulated by the release of endorphins. These brain hormones cause us to feel relaxed and calm, then we are soon back on the treadmill again, with the same intense hunger…that somehow, can’t quite be satisfied.

Sucralose is used in chewing gum, frozen dairy desserts, fruit juices, and gelatin. It is also used as a sweetener at the dinner table. *Saccharin (Sweet’N Low, Sweet Twin, Nectasweet) is 200 to 700 times sweeter than sugar. It is used in diet foods and drinks. It may have a bitter metallic after taste in some liquids. Saccharin is not used in cooking and baking. *Stevia (Truvia, Pure Via, Sun Crystals) a non-caloric sweetener, is made from the plant Stevia rebaudiana, which is grown for its sweet leaves.

You might ask what snacks to avoid. You also need to know how to control your diabetes when you do snack. Snacks for a Purpose Your health care provider can tell you if you should snack at certain times to prevent your blood sugar from falling too low, this will be based on: *Diabetes treatment plan from your doctor or nurse. *Expected physical activity. *Lifestyle. Most often, your snacks will be easy to digest foods that have 15-45 grams of carbohydrates. Snack foods that have 15 grams of carbohydrate are as follows: *½ cup of canned fruit (without the juice).

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