DrupalWomenQ-#7634

I am trying to eat a consistant 4 or more druits and veggies a day and most of them raw, how much does carbs like potatoes turning to sugar hurt the process. Even my carrots, beets and fruit have sugar.

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  1. CatEbeling wrote on :

    Good job! No question sugar and starchy foods are more fattening, they turn on the insulin which signals to store fat. HOwever, if you stay away from grains, and processed foods, potatoes and beets and carrots will not be that bad. They are full of fiber and nutrients. Avoid fruit juice, soda and too much fruit.

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    • jane cavalli wrote on :

      I do stay away from grain and carbs, have alost no processed food or sugar. My fruit intake is 4 or 5 to 10 -12 veg. per day. I try to stop fruit intake by 2pm and all intake by 7. I did make some whole wheat berry bread…that’s so bad! I use olive oil but more c stock to cook w and some wine. One day it’s 1800 cal the next it’s 1200. Do I need to weight qty. of veggies?

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  2. Nancy Ortiz wrote on :

    So does milk (lactose). I have a saying I say to my clients: “Pick sugar that keeps good company”. Meaning choosing foods that have sugar but are full of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and fiber are good choices. And they don’t have to be raw. In fact when you cook some vegetables the absorption increases for some nutrients because they are not “locked” in. Check out the Mediterranean diet or DASH (pdf): http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/hbp/dash/new_dash.pdf

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