On this episode of the LCHF podcast we get asked a carb vs sugar question. It may seem somewhat redundant, but it gives Dr Ann Childers a chance to re-enforce why you should be avoiding both refined carbohydrates and sugar.

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Welcome back to this edition of the LCHF podcast, I’m Brad Brown, we’ve got Dr Ann Childers with us once again. Doc, Anthony got in touch today and I’m not sure if Anthony should be asking, if the question he’s asking should actually be the question he’s asking.

He wants to know, what’s worse for you, a cereal with 20g of carbs and 1g of sugar or granola with 13g of carbs and 6g of sugar? So one has got more carbohydrate in it and less sugar, the other one has got less carbohydrate but more sugar. Ideally you want to stay away from both?

Ann Childers: Yes, ideally you do want to stay away from both. I think the confusion here is the difference between refined carbohydrates and sugar. It turns out that there are actually some refined carbohydrates that have a higher glycaemic index than even sugar. One of these is wholewheat.

Are teeth and gums a goof bad diet indicator?

So I think they’re all inadvisable. The way that I determine how well something is going to go into the body, this is kind of a good acid test, is by how it affects your teeth and gums. Is this something that is going to promote tooth decay or gum disease, avoid it. I would say that refined carbohydrates and sugars fall into those categories.

BB: Absolutely. Anthony, I hope that helps, but interesting question none the less. Best of luck on your journey, we look forward to hearing from you again soon. The website to get to if you have a question you’d like to submit is lchfpodcast.com, it’s as simple as that. You can submit your questions there and we could be back answering yours in just a couple of days time. From the two us, until next time, take care.

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Welcome back to this edition of the LCHF podcast, I’m Brad Brown, we’ve got Dr Ann Childers with us once again. Doc, Anthony got in touch today and I’m not sure if Anthony should be asking, if the question he’s asking should actually be the question he’s asking.

He wants to know, what’s worse for you, a cereal with 20g of carbs and 1g of sugar or granola with 13g of carbs and 6g of sugar? So one has got more carbohydrate in it and less sugar, the other one has got less carbohydrate but more sugar. Ideally you want to stay away from both?

Ann Childers: Yes, ideally you do want to stay away from both. I think the confusion here is the difference between refined carbohydrates and sugar. It turns out that there are actually some refined carbohydrates that have a higher glycaemic index than even sugar. One of these is wholewheat.

Are teeth and gums a good, bad diet indicator?

So I think they’re all inadvisable. The way that I determine how well something is going to go into the body, this is kind of a good acid test, is by how it affects your teeth and gums. Is this something that is going to promote tooth decay or gum disease, avoid it. I would say that refined carbohydrates and sugars fall into those categories.

BB: Absolutely. Anthony, I hope that helps, but interesting question none the less. Best of luck on your journey, we look forward to hearing from you again soon. The website to get to if you have a question you’d like to submit is lchfpodcast.com, it’s as simple as that. You can submit your questions there and we could be back answering yours in just a couple of days time. From the two us, until next time, take care.

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