CARBOHYDRATES

Simple Carbohydrates, Complex Carbohydrates, Monosaccharides, Disaccharides, Oligosaccharides, Polysaccharides, Nucleotides

Should glycemic index and glycemic load be considered in dietary recommendations?

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High glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load (GL) have been proposed to be associated with increased risk of lifestyle diseases. Since protein intake varies little in humans, adherence to the commo...

THE TEN BEST FOOD FOR WEIGHT LOSS

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Slim down this winter by feasting on the following foods — each works in a unique way to help you drop pounds

Every winter, a number of animals — bears, ground squirrels, prairie dogs, and even some humans — go into hibernation. They burrow into their dens, trees, holes, or bulky sweaters and move as little as possible; metabolism slows, and pounds are safeguarded. As temperatures warm, some of these species — bears, ground squirrels, and prairie dogs — emerge to joyfully celebrate spring. Other species — certain humans — remain in bulky sweaters for as lung as possible.

Smarter carbs

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ection: Healthy Appetites

savvy strategies for eating well

Don't sacrifice your health to cut carbs. The right choices will help you lose weight — and keep it off — as you stay heart-sound.

Recipes by CEILA BROOKS BROWN

Carbohydrates and appetite control

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Abstract Many studies have shown that consumption of high carbohydrate foods can give rise to a clear modulation of the expression of human appetite. The potency and time course of the effects of various carbohydrates on satiety vary with the amount consumed and the chemical structure. There is evidence that this biological effect can modulate the temporal profile of hunger and the eating pattern of meals and snacks. One important issue is the action of carbohydrate foods on satiation (within meals) and satiety (after meals).

Dietary strategies for weight management--the importance of carbohydrates

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Abstract The prevalence of obesity is increasing rapidly in all age groups globally and is one of the fastest growing epidemics, now affecting 4 to 8% of children and 10 to 20% of adults. Obesity is followed by serious co-morbidities such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, certain cancers, and reduced life expectancy, and these complications may account for five to ten per cent of all health costs.

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