TopicVitamin Intake After Lap-Band Surgery

  • Wed 14th Mar 2018 - 11:31am

    These are complex carbohydrates and are the main form of carbohydrates that you eat. The common foods that are rich in starches are bread, potatoes, rice, pasta and cereals. These will normally for a significant part of your food intake each day. Be careful with bread. It can tend to stick onGreen Coffee 5K   the way down after band placement. Fresh bread, particularly, can be a problem, whereas older bread or toast may be fine. Rice and pasta can also be a problem for some. None is essential. Life will go on if you don't eat any of these foods. Use them sparingly.

    These are of no particular nutritional value and add calories. It is best to avoid them. This is particularly true with the table sugar variety, known as sucrose that goes into so many foods and drinks. One hundred years ago we ate about 1 lb (500 g) of sugar a year. Now we eat over 150 lb (70 kg) per year, 150 times more. Simple sugars fill no particular nutritional need. They are empty calories. And they are absorbed quickly as they don't need much digestion, thereby pushing the blood sugar level up rapidly. Thus, they have a high glycemic index. They are generally in a liquid form. Any soft drink is an example of a bad liquid. A 13 fl oz (375 mL) can of soft drink has the equivalent of 10 teaspoons of sugar. Other high sugar foods become liquid as soon as you eat them. Chocolate and ice cream combine the evils of simple sugars with high fat content and, being liquid, they give no sense of satiation. It would be best if you just leave simple sugars out of your diet. Unfortunately, this is not always easy as food manufacturers add sugar to all sorts of foods to increase their popularity. So you need to watch out for them. Read the food labels for total sugar content. Even a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice has the equivalent of about 7 teaspoons of simple sugar.


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