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posted: 05 Jul, 2012 11:17:16 AM
Re: Live Chat with dietitian Hayley Blieden (Wed 4/7/12 1.00pm)Hi Justine,
Short answer yes. Each gram of carbohydrate contain 17kj. If you consume a piece of bread which contains 14g of carbohydrate (238kj) or a slice of watermelon which also contain 14g of carbohydrate you will be receiving the same 238kj from carbohydrates.
Now this is strictly talking about energy and not taking into account GI or the fibre content, which is not absorbed.
There is some evidence emerging that the calories of a food determined by a calorimeter may not be the same as those received by the body. However, there is not enough evidence behind this at the moment.
I hope this has answered your question
posted: 05 Jul, 2012 01:08:07 PM
Re: Live Chat with dietitian Hayley Blieden (Wed 4/7/12 1.00pm)Justine, thanks for asking that question. I tend to do similar things, not due to allergies or anything, but because I try not to have too many carbs all in row.
Thanks also Hayley for your reply.
Life used to be so simple when I was just plain fat and didn't worry about fat, calories or carbs. *Sigh*
posted: 05 Jul, 2012 01:13:26 PM
Re: Live Chat with dietitian Hayley Blieden (Wed 4/7/12 1.00pm)Oh, that's great...., really helpful... I see I need to eat an extra 100-300g of veggies then, depending on which ones) to get the 14g carb to replace a slice of bread... I have checked my nuts and seeds and they differ lots in carb content too..i.e lsa is quite high, pumpkin seeds really low... So I will use this info to help me choose a higher carb nut snack after exercise... I have been getting some of the symptoms you mentioned indicating I am low on carbs but it's hard to reach for extra fruit/grains when you know it will cause tummy problems.... Thanks hayley!
posted: 05 Jul, 2012 01:21:48 PM
Re: Live Chat with dietitian Hayley Blieden (Wed 4/7/12 1.00pm)Oh, and re your comment about calories received, yeah good point.. That's why I like celery sticks when I want to eat something but don't need the calories... Supposed to be calorie neutral by the time your body has digested them.... Not sure why I find veg carbs easier to digest than grain carbs but it's probably linked to the fermentation/probiotic mechanisms
posted: 05 Jul, 2012 01:25:34 PM
Re: Live Chat with dietitian Hayley Blieden (Wed 4/7/12 1.00pm)I agree gayle, life was much simpler when I had a crook gut all the time and didn't know I could/how to fix it! But we will live longer healthier lives as a result of our extra efforts so that's worth fighting for *S*