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Can you please break it down for me?

What are considered Carbs, Protein, Starches?

Please be specific...Thank you for listening.

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:46 PM on Jun. 16, 2009 in Health

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  • Proteins are necessary in the diet b/c the human requires it to keep healthy. Proteins consist of chicken, fish, beef, lamb, dried beans, even cheese has protein, nuts, etc.

    Starches are foods like potatoes, rice, pasta, bread.

    There are two kinds of carbs. Simple carbs come from foods like sugar, honey, etc. These are the kinds of foods that spike our blood sugar, then will make you feel sluggish when the blood sugar levels drop. That's why white bread for breakfast, cereals, pancakes and juice will make you feel more hungrier and also more tired before lunch. Not good foods for children going to school.

    Complex carbs come from fiber rich foods like vegetables and fruits but also from pot., rice, pasta, grains, corn, etc. and are digested more slowly. These are better carbs blc they keep you feeling full longer. But we also know that pasta, rice, breads also can sabotage a good working diet.

    Answer by lifeasinoit at 2:36 PM on Jun. 16, 2009

  • Pick your vegetables and fruits well, leaving off more starchy foods like white rice, white bread, and regular pasta. Matter of fact, you can get plenty of good carbs without these particular starches.

    Answer by lifeasinoit at 2:37 PM on Jun. 16, 2009

  • why? just drink at least 8 8oz glasses of water a day, eat 7-8 servings of fruit and vegetables a day, eat 6-7 servings of whole grains a day and eat two servings of legumes (beans, lentil, tofu, peanuts, etc) a day. I have a ton of healthy, tasty, family and budget friendly recipes; feel free to contact me for recipes.

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:10 PM on Jun. 16, 2009

  • White rice, white potatoes and white bread are actually not complex carbs and they cause the blood sugar spike /sugar crash cycle.

    Brown rice, sweet potatoes and 100% whole wheat bread do not cause a sugar spike and crash.

    Stick with whole grain breads and rice.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:45 PM on Jun. 16, 2009

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