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Carbs Vs Fat - Which is better for weight loss

Granted this question may seem quite specific to me as I'm unsure if the general public have a similar effect to these foods as I do. When I consume basmati rice, 100g provides about 120 calories ...
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How well established is the connection between insulin resistance and CVD?

I am trying and failing to understand the topic of good and bad cholesterol and how it relates to diet. It is still common wisdom, that LDL is to blame for artery calcification and resulting coronary ...
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Type II Diabetes (T2D) Remission with Age?

Several medical providers have told an elderly relative that his T2D was probably not reversed through his (isocaloric) low-carb diet, rather that T2D generally goes away on its own in the elderly. ...
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Starch recommendation based on research

I am trying to identify daily recommended/suggested values based on research. I understand the values differ for each person and therefore no absolutes can be drawn but I am trying to identify ...
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Should I take plenty carbs? [closed]

To gain weight, I have to take lots of carbs which I'm currently doing. My mum says eating too much carbs could cause diabetes. While her mum was diagnosed with diabetes, she said the doctor told her ...
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What happens when you eat carbs everyday? [closed]

I once heard that to gain weight, one has to eat a lot of carbohydrates. What I mean by a lot is, by eating carbs in the morning, afternoon and evening plus as an additional midnight snack. So, I ...
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Does your body break down dietary protein before muscle tissue on low-carb diets?

To clarify, by a low carb diet, I do not mean ketosis, which is a very low carb diet (<20g per day). During ketosis, you don't need glucose as your primary source of fuel; it is rather the ketones ...
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What is the difference between free sugars and non-free sugars, both chemically and medically?

Background On this WHO entry I read that free sugars must be limited in our diet. The limit is around 5% of the carbohydrates intake. Firstly, I'm quite confused with the difference between free ...
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Is this nutritional information wrong?

I am attaching the pictures of the ingredients and nutritional information of a chicken wrap. I am very surprised by the value of the carbohydrates, since it is much higher (around 50) for other wraps ...
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Fibre <= carbs always true?

I bought a big brand bag of dry roasted peanuts the other day. Delicious. Recently I've been trying to understand nutrition, especially in relation to diabetes. I was under the impression that sugar, ...
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Is there scientific evidence that low-carb diets enhance athletic and mental performance?

Contrary to the recent past, when high carb - low fat diets were recommended, it appears that now the opposite type diet is often being recommended. Many doctors who have written books on the subject ...
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Can age affect how carbohydrates affects your energy level?

I've read that eating a lot of products containing carbohydrates can make you feel tired. However, when I was younger (pre-20) I never noticed this effect. Currently 25 and noticed being tires quite ...
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The most confusing concepts in weight loss

Here are some of the subjects that I found so confusing : Try to eat good Carbs/Sugar not the bad ones (simple / complex ): Checked internet and from what I understood that they are quite similar ...
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Why does sugar get such a bad rep?

Most reputable health organizations (if not all) recommend keeping your daily intake of sugar to as low as possible. At the same time, these same organizations acknowledge that carbohydrates are an ...
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Which type of bread is good for health?

There are many types of breads that are available in market like milk bread, brown bread etc. Which bread I should eat that can be more good for my health.
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Can eating more fats, carbohydrates and sugar improve mood?

There seems to be a lot of research cautioning people with anxiety and depressive disorders to limit their intake of refined carbohydrates, sugars and fats. A person who has suffered dysthymia and ...
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Pasta VS Potatoe - Which is worse, and/or better for you

My business partner and I are avid fans of choosing good foods. I choose pasta as my carb source, he chooses potatoes. The questions are: Is one of these 2 worse for your health then the other? Is ...
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One meal a day - meal planning

I've recently come across the one meal a day (OMAD) diet where you essentially fast until a set time and then consume your days calories in a single meal. I know there are already questions related to ...
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Is kombucha low FODMAP?

I would like to know whether the kombucha drink (500 ml) is low FODMAP, and if not, why it isn't.
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Why are carbs said to be fattening?

I have friends who are trying to lose weight and they keep saying they can't eat certain foods because it is high in carbs and carbs are fattening. This doesn't make sense to me, I lost weight myself ...
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