You know how important it is to take care of your body, you must work out and eat the correct healthy foods but sometimes don’t you find that the information gets a little confusing?
For many years you’ve been told that you must include healthy fats in your nutrition plan because they provide endless benefits.
Choosing the right kind of carbs is just as important for your healthy lifestyle, but what’s the difference between good carbs and bad carbs?
Let me explain.
Your body uses carbs as its main fuel source. Sugars and starches are broken down into simple sugars during the digestion stage.Your bloodstream will then absorb them where they became glucose. The glucose will then enter your body’s cells with the help of insulin. Some of this glucose is used by your body for energy; the remaining glucose is stored in your liver, muscles and other cells for later use or is converted to fat.
Not all carbs are made equal, there’s good carbs and bad carbs!
Certain carbs can do more harm to your body than good and you should always avoid them.
There’s a huge difference between natural wholesome carbs that we are designed to eat, compared to the highly processed manmade crap that people consume every day. I bet if you were to go food shopping with one of these people the majority of their trolley would be filled with bad carbs.
Bad carbs are causing such huge health problems, from obesity, heart disease and cancer and not just in the UK either, right across the world!
Bad carbs are: cakes, biscuits, white bread, white pasta, white rice, sweets, candies, microwave meals, packaged foods, and pretty much all foods that come in a box or packet. You only have to look at some of the expiry dates on these foods; some don’t expire for 2-3 weeks. Have a think about what junk they must put into them to make them last for so long!
Then have a think about what that must be doing to your body.
If you want a healthy body where you look amazing and feel incredible then it’s important that you eat only good carbs (complex carbs) and not bad carbs (refined carbs).
Good carbs provide you with not only energy but many vitamins and minerals that are essential for your body. These carbs are unrefined which means they are in their natural state. They’ve not been tampered with in any way.
Good carbs are: fruit, vegetables, beans, legumes and brown rice.
These special carbs are high in fibre, which will keep you feeling fuller for longer and stop you overeating. When you eat them they won’t give you a quick sugar rush and then half an hour later make you crash to the floor wanting more food.
They balance out your sugar levels. They will keep your energy levels up for longer and one other very important factor, they help promote fat loss, YAY!
What more could you ask for?
So next time you are hungry, remember good carbs and bad carbs aren’t the same. Always make the right choice.