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Carbohydrates simple and complex
Post by nattttCarbohydrates are very important part of a well-balanced diet. They can affect your body, mind, and blood sugar. Your body needs carbohydrate intake since it is used as fuel for all the cells. It gives energy fuel for physical activity, the nutrition needed for optimum health, and the nutrients necessary for good brain function . Carbohydrates are classified into two and these are simple (bad carbs) and complex (good carbs) but they both contain four calories per gram.
Posted on 2012-02-17 13:25:48
Simple carbohydrates (bad carbs) are digested very easily and so the sugar (energy) is released in bursts which can cause insulin spikes. This can cause significant fluctuations in your blood sugar, energy, as well as mood.
Examples of carbohydrates (simple) are:
Pasta made with white flour
All baked goods made with white flour
Most packaged cereals
Complex carbohydrates (good carbs) are digested over a longer period of time (good) and therefore the release of sugar (and energy) is steadier. Complex are metabolized by the body into glucose and then digested into our blood sugar, given that energy for our bodies. Eating a diet that is rich in complex carbohydrates can help you with weight loss.
Examples of carbohydrates (complex) include:
Low fat yogurt
Oat bran bread
Oat bran cereal
Whole meal bread
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