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What is the difference between free sugars and non-free sugars, both chemically and medically?

TL;DR Free sugars are all instances were sugar can be avoided and is not essential. It is encouraged to cut down the free sugars intake because sugar has many negative health effects: Sugar ...
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Why are carbs said to be fattening?

Note: This explanation does not concern itself with body health, wellbeing, the ability to follow/sustain the diet short/long term, impact to nervous system or the psychological impact of satiety that ...
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Carbs Vs Fat - Which is better for weight loss

One important factor is that you have to be certain that your weight caused not by sickness or disorder, i.e. doctor told you that weight gain caused only by improper food intake. The short and ...
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Carbs Vs Fat - Which is better for weight loss

Technically, the only thing needed for weight loss is a caloric deficit. Comparison of Weight-Loss Diets with Different Compositions of Fat, Protein, and Carbohydrates (NEJM, 2009): Reduced-...
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How well established is the connection between insulin resistance and CVD?

In summary, there is a strong evidence to say that the risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) include: High LDL-cholesterol Insulin resistance High saturated/unsaturated fat intake ratio and ...
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Type II Diabetes (T2D) Remission with Age?

There seems to be no scientific evidence to support the claim that diabetes type 2 generally goes away on its own (without drugs, diet or weight loss) in the elderly. According to one analytical ...
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Is this nutritional information wrong?

Yes, it is a typo. 100 g of this wrap has 161 Kcal: Fat contributes 9 Kcal x 4.3 g = 39 Kcal Protein contributes 4 Kcal x 12.3 g = 49 Kcal Because there are 161 Kcal in total, the remaining 73 Kcal ...
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Fibre <= carbs always true?

The link @bummi provided is very helpful in understanding this. Here's a quote: While fibers are carbohydrates, they do not affect your body’s sugar/glucose levels or the levels of sugar related ...
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Fibre <= carbs always true?

The label on the picture is wrong. Both fiber and sugar belong to carbohydrates, so sugars (5.1 g) + fiber (8.6 g) = 13.7 g carbohydrates, but the label says only 7.2 g. According to NutritionData, ...
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Is there scientific evidence that low-carb diets enhance athletic and mental performance?

The question is a quite broad since you don't state whether you mean a ketogenic diet, levels of protein and fats, or what you mean by "athletic and mental performance" so I will answer quite ...
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Why are carbs said to be fattening?

The reason why some people say this is because consuming carbs causes insulin levels to rise and insulin inhibits fat metabolism. In the opposite case when type 1 diabetic patients don't take insulin (...
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Why are carbs said to be fattening?

Scientists still aren't sure, but it seems carbohydrates may be easily converted into fat, depending on the form, or promote fat storage through stimulating insulin. Nutrition Science and ...
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What happens when you eat carbs everyday?

In the bodybuilding scene, the logic that you need to consume carbohydrates to build muscles is this: Protein calories will be used as an energy source when the body is lacking fat or ...
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Starch recommendation based on research

There are a wide variety of starch sources, from refined flours with a high glycemic index (e.g. white crackers or bread) to whole grains and nuts with lower glycemic index, high fiber, and many other ...
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Why are carbs said to be fattening?

Carbs are not necessarily fattening as many studies comparing low carb diets to one recommended by the FDA with a higher calorie content going to carbs, have found negligible differences in fat loss. ...
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Carbs Vs Fat - Which is better for weight loss

When you eat 100 g of basmati rice and take on 120 calories you've had a "meal/snack" that's 1.2 calories/g (calories per gram) in energy density. An avocado might be 136 grams in weight (without seed)...
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What happens when you eat carbs everyday?

There is a much simpler reason why bulking up on carbs is good in general, also for bodybuilding. Your body needs energy, and hole grain carbs are a healthy source of energy, as its loaded with ...
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What is the difference between free sugars and non-free sugars, both chemically and medically?

Imagine that your arteries are hallways and that your muscle cells are apartments with doors withing those hallways. When glucose enters your bloodstream, the body says, "Hey pancreas! There is ...
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Why does sugar get such a bad rep?

Correct me if I'm wrong but, the sort of sugar consumption that gets a bad rap is the consumption of simple sugars that result in empty calories. In other words, the consumption of sugar-laden, low-...
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Which type of bread is good for health?

Generally, Whole grain bread with the most fiber and protien, with the shortest ingredients list with no preservatives, colors, sugar, would be best. Fiber and protein help you feel full longer and ...
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Pasta VS Potatoe - Which is worse, and/or better for you

Potatoes have are a great source of many minerals and a healthy option for a carbohydrate. They may raise your blood sugar rather quickly, but so will your typical pasta. If you eat the skin, that is ...
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One meal a day - meal planning

Individual Results Vary Some people only eat food 30 points or lower on the Insulin Index. Low carb, medium protein, high fat. This is usually where the ketosis plays in, but is usually only ...
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