Carb count

I see nutri info on a Nandini milk packet of 500 mil

Carbohydrate 4.9 gms

 of which Suguar (Lactose) 4.9 gms

Is it fine  as part of LCHF ?

On a rice packet I see from Laxmi Sortex export rice

Nutrition info as Approximately per 100 gm

Carbohydrates 35 Gms. 

Is this good choice for diabetics

I checked the same in Amira basmati rice where I saw

Carbohydrates 79 gms/ Per 100 with 0 sugars. What does this means ? If I consume 100 Gms then it converts in to 79 gms glucose correct

Kindly anyone please enlighten me about calculating carb count

Thanks

Dinkar

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Dinkar

The nutrition info tells you how much fat, carbohydrates, proteins etc are present in the food item. You cannot go by the packet size alone for the nutrition info because they typical print a "serving size" and approximate number of servings in each packet. 4.9gm carbohydrates in 500 ml milk does not sound right because  240ml milk has about 8gm sugar. My guess is Nandini milk 500ml packet has about 3 servings each containing 4.9gm sugar.

The nutrition info is not always printed correctly or properly. As a diabetic what you should look for is the total carbohydrate content and the fiber content. Whether sugar content is listed or not is not so important. So if a food item says there are 55gm carbs total  with 5gm fiber in a 100gm serving, then when you eat the 100gm serving your body will digest it and convert (55gm - 5gm fiber) 50gm equivalent into glucose. As a diabetic you do not want too much carbs so I won't make a generalized statement that 1 cup of milk is good or bad for every diabetic. But this will give you a basic idea of carb counting. Proteins when digested will also get converted into glucose but it is a very slow process hence they don't spike up your blood sugar levels. Fats do get converted into glucose as well because glucose is the primary fuel that is used to run the body. (Not to confuse you but I want to mention that when a person has placed their body in ketosis, the body starts using ketones as fuel and glucose is not the primary fuel in that case). In case of proteins and fats the body uses a portion of each of them for other purposes such as proteins for building muscles, fats for building cell membranes and parts of the brain etc. So not  all of the proteins or fats that are eaten convert into glucose either.

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Anup ki good analysis for quite informative even for a lay man.  Keep it up. Harikishan

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Sorry some spelling mistakes.  Pl read 'ki' as 'ji' & 'for' as 'and'

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what a beautiful explanation..... Anup....

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wow anupji tum cha jate ho......

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Anup can you share your daily diet. what you eat  in breakfast , lunch and dinner.. and if you eat any snack ..

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Thank you everyone for providing much needed info  on carb

Dinkar

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