Obviously the metabolism of carbs in sugar or grains is not the same as in fiber. Carbs in fiber is metabolised in gut and create fatty acids (?). Does it mean carbs in fiber should not be included in the amount of carbs we take in daily? What is about different vegs for example carrot or broccoli?
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on September 14, 2012
at 02:40 PM
I use loseit.com to track all my food. It breaks carbs out into fiber and sugar. When I count carbs for restricting them, I exclude the fiber. Its my understanding that these are indigestible. In fact when people recommend fiber for bowel health, there recommendation is based on the fact that the fiber passes undigested into the large intestine and either binds loose stools or bulks up slow stools.
on September 09, 2012
at 06:36 PM
Depends who you talk to. I don't count anything...just eat primarily meat and vegetables. Besides that Primal/Mark Sisson uses total carbs in his carb curve. Jaminets only count starches and fruit if I remember correct. Since carbs are a nonissue in my book it seems silly to try and break them down into fiber and net and so on.