Your Questions About Complex Carbohydrates Examples

Charles asks…

what are examples of “greens with lean protein and complex carbohydrates” ?!?

i’m doing this day cleanse program and for lunch for these 10 days I have to have salad or greens with lean protein and complex carbohydrates.

can anyone give me any examples of what exactly that is?


admin answers:

Oh god. Yet another “cleanse” program? Does this program have you taking pills that give you diarrhea? Cleanses only cleanse the mind – they do nothing to “remove toxins” from your system. Your body has a tried-and-true method billions of years old for doing that, a combination of the liver and kidneys.

But to answer your question…
Greens, like the term implies would be pretty much anything leafy and dark green: spinach, kale, chard, collards, mustard greens, dark leaf lettuces, cabbage…

Complex carbohydrates are basically anything that isn’t a simple sugar. This means starches – potatoes, pastas, breads…preferably whole grain or whole wheat.

Lean protein – proteins are: beans, legumes, eggs, fish, milk, dairy products. Lean obviously implies a lower fat content.

John asks…

4 healthy options of complex carbohydrates?

i need four HEALTHY food examples of complex carbohydrates
hellp please!

admin answers:

Brown rice, potatoes, beans and lentils, wholemeal pasta…

Susan asks…

complex carbohydrates vs simple carboyhydrates?

In deciding which carbohydrates to eat, people often categorize them as simple or complex. Many doctors, for example, still recommend diabetic avoid simple sugars and eat complex carbohydrates instead. What are complex vs. simple carbohydrates and is this a good distinction to make in terms of health? Do we have a better guide to which carbohydrates to eat?

admin answers:

Complex carbohydrates are starchy carbohydrates such as bread, cereals, pasta and rice as well as most nuts (except almonds).

Cellulosic complex carbohydrates are mostly vegetables as well as almonds.

Simple carbohydrates are mostly fruit.

All carbohydrates eventually metabolize to glucose but it takes much longer for complex carbohydrates than simple carbohydrates.

Diabetics need carbohydrates with a low GI value as these give you lasting energy and these include nuts and beans. High GI foods give you non-lasting energy and these include dried dates, white bread and white rice as well as mashed potatoes, baked potatoes and potato chips.

Mary asks…

What is complex carbohydrates?

Please give me some examples of these foods? What’s the difference between good carbs and bad carbs? Please give examples. Thank you.

admin answers:

Fresh whole fruits, apples, advacado, bananas, blackberries, cherries (unsweetened), dates, dried fruits, grapefruit, lemons, limes, peaches, pears, pineapple, prunes, raspberries, strawberries, artichokes, asparagus, bean sprouts, beets, bell peppers, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, celery cucumbers, cauliflower, eggplant, garlic, green beans, green, red, yellow chiles, jicama, leeks, mushrooms, onions, parsnips, peas, radishes, romaine lettuce, scallions, shitake mushrooms, snow peas, spinach, tomatoes, turnips, and squash and I know I missed a whole slew of other really good for you complex carbs! Bad carbs contain processed usually white sugar that spike your blood sugar so you feel good for a little but then you feel like you need more sugar. Good carbs are natural occuring sugars so your body likes them more and you feel better all the time! Don’t eat processed, boxed food. Eat fresh good food! Have fun! Try something new every day! Don’t forget whole grains and protein along with good fats! Canola, olive, hazelnut, peanut, seasame oils to cooks or mix with salads. And add some raw seeds, pumpkin, sunflower and some nuts, almonds and walnuts! Oh just enjoy! Be good to yourself!!

Richard asks…

Just what are complex and refined carbohydrates?

Examples of,would help me to understand.

admin answers:

An apple- is a complex carb- Its made up of different, natural sugars and starches that your body digests over time

Chips- are refined carbs- Its a man made sustenance that has some elements put in/some taken out. It digests differently and is generally worse for you

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