Carbs Information
Facts About Carbohydrates in Food
GI Diet Advice and Glycemic Index

PLUS Guide to Carb Content of All Popular Foods
PLUS Glycemic Response to Carbohydrates
PLUS How Carbohydrate Affects Blood Glucose
PLUS GI Diet Recipes and Low GI Diet Advice
PLUS Advice About Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes
PLUS Low Carb Diet Reviews.. Atkins/South Beach



Guide to Carbohydrates
Carbs in Food
What Are Carbohydrates?
What Are Complex Carbs?
What Are Monosaccharides?
What Are Disaccharides?
What Are Oligosaccharides?
What Are Polysaccharides?
What Are Simple Carbs?
What is Starch?
What Are Sugars?
Facts About Carbs
Carbohydrate Science
Synthesis of Carbohydrates
Benefits of Carbohydrates
Nutrition in Carbs
Minerals in Carbs
Vitamins in Carbohydrates
Phytochemicals in Carbs

Dietary Fiber

Dietary Fiber Explained
Types of Fiber
Best Sources of Fiber
Benefits of Fiber
Daily Fiber Needs
Fiber for Weight Loss
Fiber and Low Carb

GI Diet Method

Details of Glycemic Index
Details of Glycemic Load
GI Values of Carbohydrates
Blood Glucose Levels
What is Hyperglycemia?
What is Hypoglycemia?
Glucose into Energy
What is Glycogen?
Digestion of Carbs
What are Carb Blockers?
How is GI Measured?
GI Diet
Low GI Diet
GI Diet Plan
GI Diet Book
GI Diet Forum
GI Diet Menu
GI Diet Foods
GI Diet Recipes
GI Diet Food Recipes
Low GI Diet Recipes
What Affects Glycemic Value?
Glycemic Index Food Chart
Glycemic Index of a Meal
Health Effects of High GI Carbs
Low Glycemic Index Pyramid
GI Value For Beans
GI Value For Bread
GI Value For Cereal
GI Value For Dairy Food
GI Value For Drinks
GI Value For Fruit
GI Value For Meat/Fish
GI Value For Nuts
GI Value For Snacks
GI Value For Starchy Carbs
GI Value For Sugar
GI Value For Vegetables
GI Value For Whole Grains

Carbohydrate Intake

The latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans (2011) indicate there is no set RDA for carbs, although they are an important part of a healthy diet - both for energy content and nutritional value. Most dietitians and nutritionists advise a daily carb intake of between 45-65 percent of total calories. Dietary fiber - the nondigestible type of carbohydrate has been shown to have a number of beneficial health effects, including decreased risk of coronary heart disease and improvement in laxation. There is also interest in the relationship between diets containing fiber-rich foods and lower risk of type 2 diabetes. The RDA for fiber is 14 grams per 1,000 calories consumed. Both sugary and starchy carbohydrate supply energy to the body in the form of glucose, which is the only fuel source for red blood cells and is the preferred energy source for the brain, central nervous system, placenta, and fetus.

Facts About Carbs

For carb values in all popular foods
click: Carb Content of Food

In addition, we give you answers to hundreds of questions about carbohydrates and diet nutrition, including:

- What is a Carbohydrate?
- What is Photosynthesis?
- How Do We Use Carbohydrates?
- What is Dietary Fiber?
- Are Carbs Good for Health?
- What's the Carb-Content of Foods?
- What Exactly is Glycemic Index (GI)?
- How to Find GI Values for Foods?
- Why is Glycemic Index Important?
- What Does Glycemic Load Mean?
- What is a GI Diet?
- Are Carbs Bad for Weight Loss?
- Do Carbs Cause Food Cravings?
- Do Carbs Cause Insulin Problems?
- Do Carbs Make Us Fat?
- How are Carbs Digested?
- How is Glucose Turned to Energy?
- How does Glycogen Store Energy?
- What is Glycogenesis?
- What is Glycogenolysis?
- Are Carbs Bad for Blood Glucose?
- What Exactly is Carb-Loading?
- Do Carb-Blockers Work?
- Are Low Carb Diets Bad for Health?
- What are Ketogenic Diets?
- Is Ketosis dangerous?
- Is Ketosis same as Ketoacidosis?
- How to Test for Ketones?
- How to Test Blood Glucose?
- Do Low Carb Diets Really Work?
- What is the Hormone Insulin?
- What Does Insulin Do?
- What is Glucagon?
- How is Insulin Resistance Caused?
- What is Metabolic Syndrome?
- Is Syndrome X Linked to Obesity?
- What are the Most Popular Carbs?
- How Many Carbs in Atkins Diet?
- Is the Atkins Diet Safe?
- Why is South Beach Diet Different?
- Is the Zone Diet Healthy?
- What is the Meaning of Diabesity?
- Hyperglycemia vs. Hypoglycemia
- What is a Blood Glucose Monitor?
- What Carbs are Best to Eat?
- How to Calculate Net Carbs?

GI Diets Replace Low Carb Diets
Weight loss plans based on the glycemic index (GI) - which classifies carbohydrates according to their effect on blood glucose after digestion - offer all the metabolic health benefits of low carb diets, without any of the nutritional concerns of long term carb-restriction.

Glycemic Index (GI)
For information about
the glycemic index, which measures the effect of carbs on blood glucose levels, plus glycemic values for all popular foods,
see: Glycemic Index

White Flour Carbs
Sugary carbs, especially table sugar (sucrose), used to be seen as causing adverse health effects for diabetics and people with symptoms of impaired glucose tolerance or insulin insensitivity. Although a high sugar diet can cause problems for these groups, most nutritionists now view refined white flour foods (most of which have a high GI-value) as causing more glycemic health problems, such as insulin resistance, and digestive disorders.

Blood Sugar Control

Insulin Information
Insulin Controls Blood Glucose
Glucagon Helps Blood Glucose
Pancreas, Insulin & Glucagon
Blood Glucose Monitor/Meter
What is Insulin Resistance?
What is Hyperinsulimia?
Insulin Resistance & Obesity
Insulin Resistance Syndrome
What is Metabolic Syndrome?
Facts About Obesity
What is Diabesity®?
Information About Diabetes
Diabetes Health Problems
Guide to Pre-Diabetes
Gestational Diabetes
Diabetes, Carbs and Diet
Symptoms of Diabetes
How to Test For Diabetes
Diabetes Treatment
Diabetes Management
Diabetes and Weight Loss
Diabetic Diet

Low Carb Diets

Low Carbohydrate Diets
Do Low Carb Diets Work?
Weight Trials of Low Carb Diets
Clinical Diet Trial 1
Clinical Diet Trial 2
Clinical Diet Trial 3
Clinical Diet Trial 4
Clinical Diet Trial 5
Benefits of Low Carb Diets
How Low Carb Diets Work?
What is Ketosis?
Ketogenic Weight Loss Diets
What is Ketoacidosis?
Ketone Testing Strips
What is Gluconeogenesis?
Carb Counting
What is Carb-Loading?
Better Weight Loss on Low Carb
Weight Loss Limits of Low Carb
Free Low Carb Diet Advice
Eating Advice
Low Carb Recipes (B'fast)
Low Carb Recipes (Lunch)
Low Carb Recipes (Dinner)
Personalised Low Carb Diet

Diet Reviews

Atkins Diet
Carbohydrate Addicts Diet
South Beach Diet
Zone Diet

Insulin Information

Insulin Development
Insulin and the Brain
Insulin and Obesity
Animal & Synthetic Insulin
Types of Insulin
Rapid Acting
Short Acting
Intermediate Acting
Long Acting

Health Information

Are Low Carb Diets Healthy?
Health Effects of Low Carb Diets
Low Carb Health Risks
Nutrition in Low Carb Menus
Kidney Problems
Heart Disease
Gall Bladder


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