• Complex vs. Simple Carbohydrates

    on Apr 18th, 2016

All carbohydrates are not created equal and over the years carbohydrates have gotten a bad reputation. Diets have painted carbohydrates as responsible for all of the bad thingswhen in truth the trouble is the amount of carbohydrates not carbs themselves. Carbohydrates are one of the two sources our body uses to fuel movement. The key to carbohydrates is moderation and the type of carbohydrates you consume. You may have heard of complex carbs versus simple carbs. Complex carbs are the ones you should be looking for. They are, wait for it, more complex, so they take the body longer to break down releasing glucose slowly throughout the process, supplying an even and constant stream. Simple sugars have very little nutritional benefits and are broken down quickly providing a quick sugar fix. Simple carbs are responsible for the sugar highs and subsequent crashes.

Evaluate your diet and take note on where your carbohydrates are coming from. Check here for a link below for an easy list of complex versus simple carbohydrates. 

http://www.nutritionmd.org/nutrition_tips/nutrition_tips_understand_foods/carbs_versus.html

You may not need to cut out carbohydrates completely, consider cutting out only simple carbohydrates.

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