Carbs Archives

Considering that recent reports estimate that the U.S. healthcare system spends approximately $1 trillion every year battling the effects of high sugar consumption, it would certainly be wise to find ways to minimize sugar intake year round.

Sugar is enticing, but so are drugs and alcohol. We haven’t given up the fight in educating children about the dangers of drugs, and we must be vigilant about sugar and processed junk food as well. Otherwise, we’re working to prevent one harm while another rages on in our homes.

Watch out for some unexpected gluten culprits in the grocery store.

New brain scan research supports the notion that some people have a food “addiction,” with foods like white bread or potatoes helping to spur their craving to eat. Researchers used functional (“real time”) MRI to observe the brain activity of 12overweight or obese men during the crucial four hours after they ate a meal, a period that experts…

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The Modern Western breakfast which typically consists of cereals, breads, toasts, pancakes, waffles and all amount of grain-based, carbohydrate-loaded foods is by many people labeled as healthy simply because  it is relatively fat free being served up with just a dash of low fat milk and margarine instead of butter. Therefore according to them –…

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It seems nearly everyday that there are studies coming out that show the correlation between the amount of sugar that we as both a population and individuals consume and the slow but steady rise in one health problem or another. In this particular article the author shows quite clearly that hormone imbalances suffered by both…

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Managing carbohydrate intake is the heart of the Atkins diet plan. In addition to computing your daily carbohydrate intake, you will gradually reintroduce carbohydrates back into your diet in a specific sequence called the carbohydrate ladder. Steps Compute Net Carbs The Atkins diet focuses on net carbs, which is the quantity of carbohydrate in a…

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The world needs more people like Peggy Newman. She’s a Family Nurse practitioner at Southeastern Medical Clinic in White Lake and she takes the time and trouble to teach people about exactly what carbohydrates are. Her main audience is people who have diabetes but obviously that would also apply to people who are wanting to…

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Something that many people aren’t aware of is that many modern baby foods and juices have a high carbohydrate content; many of those carbs are just simple sugars. It would seem that maxim that breast is best, holds true particularly according to a study by Mulchand Patel out of the University of Buffalo. More than…

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Here is another of my comments on a post at Jimmy Moore’s about gut bacteria   Jimmy Moore’s post: Gut Bacteria & Obesity – A Hidden Connection?: You’ve gotta read this outstanding column from a registered dietitian I’d never heard of before named Peter Curcio who says “the universal fear of dietary fat” is very likely…

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