New Age Medical Clinic | (973) 313-0028 | 90 Millburn Ave., Suite 201 Millburn NJ 07041

 

Carbohydrates
Carbohydrates provide your body with the fuel it needs for physical activity and proper organ function. They are an important part of a healthy diet, despite recent dieting trends and fads. Your liver breaks down carbohydrates into glucose (blood sugar) and uses this sugar to provide energy for cells, tissues and organs.

Two major types of carbohydrates in food: simple and complex.

Simple carbohydrates – These are also called simple sugars. Simple sugars are found in refined sugars, like the white sugar you'd find in a sugar bowl. If you have a lollipop, you're eating simple carbohydrates. But you'll also find simple sugars in more nutritious foods, such as fruit and milk. It's better to get your simple sugars from food like fruit and milk. Why? Because they contain vitamins, fiber, and important nutrients like calcium. A lollipop does not.

Complex carbohydrates – These are also called starches. Starches include grain products, such as bread, crackers, pasta, and rice. As with simple sugars, some complex carbohydrate foods are better choices than others. Refined (say: ree-find) grains, such as white flour and white rice, have been processed, which removes nutrients and fiber. But unrefined grains still contain these vitamins and minerals. Unrefined grains also are rich in fiber, which helps your digestive system work well. Fiber helps you feel full, so you are less likely to over eat these foods. That explains why a bowl of oatmeal fills you up better than sugary candy that has the same amount of calories as the oatmeal. Look at the ingredients on your breads before buying and look for “whole wheat” not “wheat flour.” Keep in mind that most wheat in our country has been stored on silos for the past 3-5 years and is contaminated with molds.

The best source of carbohydrates—whole grains, vegetables, fruits and beans—promote good health by delivering vitamins, minerals, fiber, and a host of important phytonutrients. Easily digested carbohydrates from white bread, white rice, pastries, sugared sodas, and other highly processed foods may contribute to weight gain, interfere with weight loss, and promote diabetes and heart disease.

 

In place of carbohydrates we supply patients with IV fluids with dextrose concentrations anywhere from D50 to D5W.

 

New Age Medical Clinic | (973) 313-0028 | 90 Millburn Ave., Suite 201 Millburn NJ 07041