Carbs: simple or complex

By Aries2 Latest Reply 2011-10-24 00:54:22 -0500
Started 2011-10-20 09:04:51 -0500

I am amazed at the diabetic recipes that encourages diabetics to eat rice, pasta, white flour, potatoes, cakes, etc. These are all simple carbs that can make your glucose count go too high thus damaging body organs. Whereas complex carbs take longer to be absorbed thus making it easier to maintaining a more normal glucose count. Anyone have any thoughts on this?

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Aries2 2011-10-21 09:42:59 -0500 Report

Thank you for your replies. I was starting to think I was the only one concerned about white food and carb count since the suggested meals are very high in carbs.

Aries2 2011-10-21 19:46:15 -0500 Report

Here's a great website all you have to do is type in your item and you will get the nutritional count for carbs. Good luck to you all!

Mickey/CCHT 2011-10-21 17:43:12 -0500 Report

You are totally not alone! I just am learning to read the labels and make the right discisions for myself. I don't do a lot of recipes, i'm not very fond of cooking! I like to keep it simple! Take Care…Peace

Type1Lou 2011-10-20 17:46:16 -0500 Report

I am a low-carb advocate and became one after reading Dr Richard Bernstein's book "Diabetes Solution". I just bought a cookbook compiled by Phyllis Pellman Good with the ADA. It's called "Fix-it and Forget-it Diabetic Cookbook: Slow Cooker Favorites". I'm aghast at the carb count of the sample daily menus…they are nearly twice (203grams to 233 grams) what I allow myself per day (max 120 grams). Each one of us has to decide what we will eat and determine how what we eat affects our BG control. For me, that means cutting way back on the carbs.

Heather44118 2011-10-20 13:04:48 -0500 Report

my diatitian taught me this " if it is white it just ain't right".. ok this is ONLY talking about food. sounds very bad out of context. :)

pixsidust 2011-10-24 00:54:22 -0500 Report

I have heard this too and I think its true in regards to all of our eating with Cauliflower being the exception!

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