Carbohydrates are a major macronutrient and one of the primary sources of energy. Some weight loss programs discourage eating them but the key is finding the right carbs.
Not avoiding them completely.
Did you know that all CARBS are NOT created equal? It’s true.
There are Simple Carbs and there are Complex carbs.
Simple carbs like bread, cereal, desserts, Pasta or rice, and soft drinks.
Why are they SIMPLE?
* Because they are smaller molecules of sugar and they are digested quickly into the body.
The energy is stored as glycogen in our cells. If not used immediately your body will convert it to fat and store it.
* Because they are typically low in nutrients and also low in fiber.
*It spikes your glucose and then drops you down making you feel tired.
*They are empty calories converting to fat.
Then there are Complex Carbs
They are from Fruits and vegetables, whole grain and beans.
Fiber and Starch are complex carbs while sugar is a simple carb.
Good carbs are most of the time in their natural state. Grown that way, Not processed.
Why are they complex?
*Because their chemical structure and fiber require the body to work harder to digest,
Why is that good?
*Because they are high in nutrients and fiber.
*Helps you feel fuller longer.
*Naturally stimulates your metabolism.
*Simply put. We should make better choices with what we eat to keep our blood sugar at a slow steady pace.
Simple carbs to avoid
Baked treats both packed and homemade
Sugary breakfast cereals
Here is a chart for selecting your carbs there is an order from best to worst choices.
6) Leafy greens, cabbage, broccoli, asparagus, etc.
5) Vegetables, Tomatoes, squash, Zucchini, carrots Etc.
4) Fruits, like pineapples, apples, bananas, and berries.
3)Whole grains like brown rice, oatmeal, quinoa Etc.
2) refined grans like Flour, white rice, pasta, crackers, bagels, and bread.
1)Foods containing sugar, like cookies, cakes, soft drinks, energy drinks Etc.
in conclusion, When you do some simple research and make wise choices, you will be able to control your sugar levels and also your metabolism.
Eating healthy doesn’t have to be hard. For questions please contact me. I would be happy to help.
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