Carbs always have a bad reputation, especially in the past but, you can’t have good health and energy without carbs. They are essential.
The key is to eat the right type and the right amount of carbs, and the ability of being able to avoid the ones that produce that pesky belly, thigh, leg fat and so on…
First, there needs to be understanding of the type of carbohydrates that deliver essential fiber, vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and antioxidants that your body needs to thrive.
These carbs are essential in your diet to remain in good health. Plus, carbs also are responsible for providing your brain with the fuel it needs to function properly. That means that if you cut carbs completely from your diet and you may experience difficulty in mental focus and concentration.
So what kind of carbs are these?
The answer is complex carbs, which usually come from high fiber foods. Complex carbs break down slowly in your bloodstream, stabilizing your blood sugar level throughout the day. This will have a fullness effect… which means making you feel less hungry so you will limit your cravings. These types of carbs should be consumed during the mid-morning and mid-afternoon period.
On the other hand, simple carbs should be avoided and left out of one’s diet.
These carbohydrates are more easily broken down by the body which results in your blood stream being flooded with simple sugars (glucose).
This in turn prompts a surge of the hormone insulin, which is needed to carry the glucose to the body’s cells. The main result will be spikes of blood sugar which lead to you feeling jittery.
Unfortunately, high blood sugar…or high glucose levels create addiction. So as your brain gets addicted to these high glucose levels and the feelings that accompany them, it sends you running back to the fridge or the pantry every few hours to get your next “fix” of bad carbs.
On the long run, high blood sugar and high insulin levels can lead to several bad side effects, like:
- Accelerated fat deposit
- Fat burning will be a lot harder
- Then ultimately organ damage and even cancer
Clearly, bad carbs are nothing to mess around with. They can make you fat and they can make you ill – seriously ill in some cases.
That means you should stay away from such bad carbs as:
- Refined grains (this includes white bread, white rice and enriched pasta)
- Processed foods (this includes cakes, candy, cookies and chips)
- White potatoes
- Sweetened soft drinks
- Sugar in general
Instead, fill your diet with these good carbs:
- Fresh fruit
- Non-starchy vegetables
- Non-gluten grains (buckwheat, millet, quinoa and brown rice)
- Veggies like cabbage, broccoli, spinach… etc here you have a good article about these veggies: Click HERE
- Non-pasteurized dairy products (yogurt, kefir and butter)
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