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How Does Your Body Produce Glucose Without Carbohydrates?

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In this video I discuss the what are carbohydrates and the types of carbohydrates. The pros and cons to each type, and the best carbs to eat. Transcript Types of carbs So, what are the different types of carbohydrates? The answer to this question depends on who you ask. Some common classifications would be healthy and unhealthy, good and bad, slow and fast. In this video I am going to classify them as simple, complex and fibrous. Before we get into those classifications, we need to look at molecules. I know, fun stuff, but it will help you understand better. A monosaccharide is a single molecule, such as fructose, which is found in fruit. A disaccharide consists of 2 monosaccharide molecules, such as sucrose or table sugar. And a polysaccharide consists of many monosaccharide molecules, such as in whole grain pasta. Now that we have that out of the way, lets look at simple carbohydrates. Simple carbohydrates are made up of mono and disaccharides, 1 or 2 molecules. Some foods include, fruits, milk, and foods with high amounts of added sugars. Typically simple carbohydrates are easily absorbed into the bloodstream because of their simple molecular structure. However, when you obtain simple carbohydrates from whole foods, they are usually combined with vitamins, minerals and fiber, which slows down the digestive process. Now, lets look at complex carbohydrates. Complex carbohydrates are composed of polysaccharides, so, because of their more complex molecular structure, they can take longer for the body to break down and digest, like whole grains and vegetables. However, some complex carbohydrate foods have been processed, which strips them of some of their natural, high fiber content as well as vitamins and minerals, so they are digested faster and more easily. So, with both simple and complex carbohydrates I have mentioned fast and slow digestion. Why is that important? 3 reasons, #1 is it is going to make you feel fuller longer, rapid digestion means hunger returns quicker which leads to more consumption. #2, typically slower digested foods cause lower blood level spikes, and #3, slower, longer digestion means the body is using more energy over a longer period of time to break down the food, which is an increase or boost in metabolism. Next up is fiber. Fiber is parts of plants that cant be digested. I have a separate video that looks deeper into fiber that I will link in the little I in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. Bottom line. So, the question is what type of carbohydrates should you eat. That is actually very easy to answer. All 3 types. Don’t focus on the types, instead, focus on Carbohydrates that have been minimally processed, like whole grain pasta, and whole wheat bread, also Fruits and vegetables that contain fiber, vitamins and minerals. And of course anything from dairy queen. Ah, just joking with ya folks. Seriously though, minimize the consumption of the processed foods, if you can eliminated them great, if not, its about moderation. Its ok to eat the foods you love, you just have to do it in moderation. Other sources... http://www.builtlean.com/2012/05/17/c... http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/healt... http://www.livestrong.com/article/133...

Carbohydrates Do More Than Make Energy For Your Body

Carbohydrates Do More Than Make Energy for Your Body Carbohydrates Do More Than Make Energy for Your Body Carbohydrates Do More Than Make Energy for Your Body Making energy isnt the only thing your body does with the carbohydrate nutrients in your diet. Carbohydrates also protect your muscles. When you need energy, your body looks for glucose from carbohydrates first. If no glucose is available, because youre on a carbohydrate-restricted diet or have a medical condition that prevents you from using the carbohydrate foods you consume, your body begins to pull energy out of fatty tissue. Your bodys next move is to burn its own protein tissue (muscles). If this use of proteins for energy continues long enough, you run out of fuel and die. A diet that provides sufficient amounts of carbohydrates keeps your body from eating its own muscles. Thats why a carbohydrate-rich diet is sometimes described as protein sparing. Regulate the amount of sugar circulating in your blood so that all your cells get the energy they need. Provide nutrients for the friendly bacteria in your intestinal tract that help digest food. Assist in your bodys absorption of calcium. May help lower cholesterol levels Continue reading >>

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    can the body produce its own glucose

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    i am interested to learn if the body can produce its own glucose, or does all the glucose come from what we eat.
    peter

  2. plum

    I guess,it does produce.Have u heard of stress elevating sugar levels? It is true.Stress,trauma & anxiety do elevate glucose levels whether u have eaten carb or not.

  3. Stump86

    The laws of physics dictate that we cannot make energy from nothing. But your body can create glucose from other things (fats and proteins) This is called gluconeogenesis (creating new glucose).
    So the answer to your question is yes the body can produce it's own glucose but also yes it all comes from what we eat, (we also eat fats and proteins)

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Ask The Dietitian: Can You Survive Without Carbs?

Share it: Are you carb-curious? The popularity of low-carb, ketogenic and other Atkins-style diets are fueling an intense fascination around this macronutrient. As a dietitian and self-professed science junkie, I feel the need to deepen our understanding of this topic so as to not glorify or demonize a nutrient (unless it’s well-deserved!). So, why are carbohydrates so important? Are they really essential in the diet? Read on to find out. 3 Reasons Why Carbs are Important Carbohydrates achieve staple status in our diet because they supply a magical thing called glucose, a sugar. (OK, it’s not magic, just science.) If you weren’t automatically transported back to biology, let me explain. 1. Carbohydrates are an efficient fuel source. Our body runs on calories, and it gets those calories by metabolizing carbohydrates, fat and protein from our food. Since our body smartly spares protein for rebuilding and repairing tissue, carbohydrates and fat are by far the fuel of choice. While every cell is capable of burning glucose for energy, the same is not true for fat. 2. Certain organs and tissues require glucose. Our brain and red blood cells rely on the plentiful glucose in carbohyd Continue reading >>

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  1. messenger

    can the body produce its own glucose

    hi all
    i am interested to learn if the body can produce its own glucose, or does all the glucose come from what we eat.
    peter

  2. plum

    I guess,it does produce.Have u heard of stress elevating sugar levels? It is true.Stress,trauma & anxiety do elevate glucose levels whether u have eaten carb or not.

  3. Stump86

    The laws of physics dictate that we cannot make energy from nothing. But your body can create glucose from other things (fats and proteins) This is called gluconeogenesis (creating new glucose).
    So the answer to your question is yes the body can produce it's own glucose but also yes it all comes from what we eat, (we also eat fats and proteins)

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Short-term sleep deprivation reduces insulin sensitivity in the body's peripheral tissue, including fat cells. Over time, this can lead to disorders such as type 2 diabetes and obesity, as insulin helps to regulate appetite and energy metabolism.

Dear Mark: How Much Glucose Does Your Brain Really Need?

116 Comments We now know that the oft-repeated “your brain only runs on glucose!” is wrong. I’ve mentioned it before, and anyone who’s taken the time to get fat-adapted on a low-carb Primal eating plan intuitively knows that your brain doesn’t need piles of glucose to work, because, well, they’re using their brain to read this sentence. Obviously, you eventually adapt and find you have sufficient (if not much improved) cognition without all those carbs. That said, some glucose is required, and that’s where people get tripped up. “Glucose is required” sounds an awful lot like “your brain only uses glucose” which usually leads to “you need lots of carbs to provide that glucose.” And that’s the question today’s edition of “Dear Mark” finds itself attempting to answer: how much glucose is required? Let’s get to it. Hi Mark, I have a little problem. Even though I’m able to function at work, maintain conversations, and go about my daily life without having segments of my brain suddenly stop working while eating Primal, my friends are worried about my brain. All they know is that the brain needs glucose. What can I tell them? How much glucose does my Continue reading >>

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  1. messenger

    can the body produce its own glucose

    hi all
    i am interested to learn if the body can produce its own glucose, or does all the glucose come from what we eat.
    peter

  2. plum

    I guess,it does produce.Have u heard of stress elevating sugar levels? It is true.Stress,trauma & anxiety do elevate glucose levels whether u have eaten carb or not.

  3. Stump86

    The laws of physics dictate that we cannot make energy from nothing. But your body can create glucose from other things (fats and proteins) This is called gluconeogenesis (creating new glucose).
    So the answer to your question is yes the body can produce it's own glucose but also yes it all comes from what we eat, (we also eat fats and proteins)

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