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Carbs & Facts

Updated: Dec 6, 2022

Carbs, In short, our body fuel. They are the instant source of Glucose and Energy. Then what is it all about low carb diets? Let's address a few facts here:

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Our body needs PROTEIN, FATS, and CARBOHYDRATES to generate energy. Carbs chosen right can boost good health and wellbeing. High-quality carbs include but not limited to :

  • Whole grains

  • Vegetables

  • Berries

When we skip carbs, we might lose the vitamins, fatty acids, flavonoids, and other key nutrients.

Carbs can be categorized as Simple Carbs and Complex Carbs.

Simple carbs are small molecules that are easy to break down, for example, table sugar which can raise blood sugar levels High fast.

Complex carbs are simple carbs grouped together to form larger molecules. Our body first has to break them into simple carbs and then to glucose before it can actually use it. Multigrain bread, pasta, beans, potatoes, and other vegetables come under this category. The good thing about complex carbs is they are less likely to turn to Fats and they raise the blood sugar levels slowly,

Too Many Carbs :

Can lead to diabetes and other health issues. Too many carbs can increase the glucose levels that cause our body to make more insulin that lets our cells to save the extra glucose as fat

Too Fewer Carbs :

Lack of fiber and nutrients. Our body is then forced to use either protein or fat to generate energy. Proteins by nature are building blocks of the body but when used as a fuel, our body may not have enough to create new cells and keep them healthy

The lack of carbohydrates can make you a little crazy. - Tom Hardy

What is all this fuzz about low carb diets or ketogenic diets?

Theoretically low carbs mean less sugar. According to WebMD, the Short term, these diets might look like they are helping people lose weight but in reality, because these diets include a lot of protein and our body has to use stored calcium to digest it, over time it can be effect kidneys. Some of these diets also include saturated fats that are unhealthy in the long term

Healthy Carbs, where and how?

  1. Quinoa

  2. Rye

  3. Barley

  4. Unprocessed Fruits and veggies

  5. Legumes



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