Complex Carbohydrate

Definition of Complex Carbohydrate:

Includes indigestible molecules of fiber (e.g. starch and glycogen).  Slowly releases sugar into the bloodstream and also adds the fiber.

Also: Complex Carbohydrates

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Biotin a treatment
“...In addition, it acts as a catalyst in the oxidation of fatty acids and complex carbohydrates.  Biotin also assists in the synthesis and utilization of Vitamin B-9 (Folic Acid), Vitamin B-12 (Cobalamin), Vitamin B-5 (Pantothenic Acid), and protein...”

Carbohydrate Intolerance

...the condition
“...An enzyme containing alpha-galactosidase will also aid the digestion of both simple and complex carbohydrates.  Probiotics: Probiotics containing lactobacillus acidophilus can help reduce the digestive discomfort associated with carbohydrate malabsorption...”
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“...Complex carbohydrates are composed of large numbers of sugar molecules joined together, and are found in grains, legumes, and vegetables like potatoes, squash, and corn.”

Diabetes Type II

...recommendation High/Increased Fiber Diet
“...A diet high in complex carbohydrates and fiber helps increase tissue sensitivity to insulin, and a diet high in fiber-rich foods should also help those with diabetes to lose and maintain a healthy body weight...”

Excess Sugar Consumption

...the condition
“...Linked end-to-end, hundreds of dextrose molecules make up the starch molecules, or complex carbohydrates, found in vegetables, beans and grains...”

Heartburn / GERD / Acid Reflux

...recommendation High/Increased Carbohydrate Diet
“Make sure to include foods that are high in complex carbohydrates in each meal...”

High/Increased Carbohydrate Diet a treatment
“...There are two types of carbohydrates: simple carbohydrates (such as sugar or honey) or complex carbohydrates (such as grains, beans, peas, or potatoes)...”
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Histadelia (Histamine High)

...recommendation Plant-Based Nutrition
“Nutritionists recommend a low-protein, high complex carbohydrate diet.  Histidine, which is more common in animal proteins, should be avoided as it can be converted into histamine.”

Low/Decreased Carbohydrate Diet a treatment
“...It is important to note that when people talk about "reducing carbohydrates" in the diet, they are referring in almost all cases to simple carbohydrates (refined carbohydrates), not complex carbohydrates.  Fruits and sugars are simple carbohydrates because they contain easily-digested sugars...”

Meniere's Disease

...recommendation Processed Foods Avoidance
“Among individuals with Meniere's disease who replaced refined carbohydrates in their diet with high-fiber, complex carbohydrates, tinnitus frequently improved or disappeared...”

Morning Sickness

...the condition
“...relieve nausea; Eat salty potato chips (they have been found to settle stomachs enough to eat a meal); Try cold foods, bland foods and anything that sounds good to you; Eat foods high in protein and complex carbohydrates, such as peanut butter on apple slices or celery; nuts; cheese; crackers; milk; cottage cheese; or yoghurt; For snacks, try lemons (eat, suck or sniff), anything made with ginger...”

Premenstrual Syndrome PMS C (Craving)

...the condition
“...Eating smaller meals frequently and including starchy and complex carbohydrate foods such as pasta, potatoes, vegetables and quality proteins (lean meat, fish etc...”

Syndrome X / Metabolic Syndrome

...recommendation Weight Loss
“...A good way to do this is to cut down on the amount of sugary snacks and drinks consumed and to eat three well balanced meals a day containing complex carbohydrates and "good" fats which are found in fish, olive oil and nut oils...”
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