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What Are Carbohydrates?

 
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quoteleft In the absence of carbohydrates, body starts using proteins and converts it to sugars causing ketosis. quoteright

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Practical way of determining the size of a portion of some common foods

According to the USDA Food Pyramid: A serving of meat is about two or three ounces, or about the size of a deck of cards.Serving sizes for other proteins would be two tablespoons of nut butters, two eggs, and one third cup of dry beans. A serving of bread is equal to one slice of white or whole grain bread, one ounce of prepared cereal, or just one half cup of pasta, or rice. A serving of fruit or vegetable is equal to one piece, one half a cup of chopped fruit or vegetable, or three-fourths cup of 100% juice. A serving of dairy is equal to one cup of milk or one and one half ounces of cheese.

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Cardiovascular disease. Eating nuts and whole grains, while eliminating dairy products and meat, will improve your cardiovascular health. A British study indicates that a vegan diet reduces the risk for heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. Vegan diets go far in preventing heart attack and stroke.

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