Complex Carbs over Simple Carbs

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If your Carbs are not thinking, then they shouldn’t be eaten! Complex Carbs over Simple Carbs please, there is a major difference. In fact, the majority of your diet should be in the form of Complex Carbs which are the body’s fuel.

Blood Sugar: Carbs release glucose into the bloodstream, which then produces insulin. The insulin takes some of the glucose to cells for immediate energy. The key is to give the body a balanced release. Complex Carbs come mostly from plant foods such as fruits, veggies, grains, and beans. Carbs are measured by their level of glycemic. The glycemic index or GI describes this difference by ranking carbohydrates according to their effect on our blood glucose levels. Choosing low GI carbs – the ones that produce only small fluctuations in our blood glucose and insulin levels – is the secret to long-term health reducing your risk of heart disease and diabetes and is the key to sustainable weight loss. Eating a lot of high GI foods can be detrimental to your health because it pushes your body to extremes. This is especially true if you are overweight and sedentary. Switching to eating mainly low GI carbs that slowly trickle glucose into your blood stream keeps your energy levels balanced and means you will feel fuller for longer between meals (high: 70 and above) (Low 55 and under). Stay away from high GI carbs such as white bread, bagels, rice cakes, boxed cereals, white potatoes, candy, pastries, sugary drinks, etc. Try Low GI carbs such as Apples, cherries, grapefruit, plums, lentils, and chick peas. They fill you up, keep your body satisfied longer and helps burn more body fat and less muscle tissue.