Good Carbs Vs Bad Carbs

good carbsCarbohydrates are composed of starches and sugar, but not all of carbohydrates are bad and there are also good carbohydrates. There are two types of carbohydrates, the good and the bad carbs. The good carbs are carbohydrates that can’t make you fat and they can easily satisfy food cravings. Fruits and vegetables are good sources of good carbs. Vegetables are mostly composed of carbohydrates, although there are varying degrees of glycemic-inducing carbohydrate content. But regardless of whether the carbohydrate is simple (sugar) or complex (starch), salty, sweet or bland, it is still glucose-containing (sugar). Fruit is another source of carbohydrates, a unique category. Several vegetables are very high in glycemic carbohydrates, while grains of any form are almost entirely glycemic carbohydrate and generate a massive blood insulin response leading to fat storage. In general, the good carbs are unprocessed or whole, fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables with very low carbohydrate glycemic load.

The bad carbs are carbohydrates that can make you fat and they can’t satisfy your food cravings, instead, the more bad carbs you eat, the more you crave. Bad carbs includes processed foods or any food that have undergone food processing like bread, candy, cereal, ice cream, pasta, pizza, popcorn, rice, soda and more. But if you want to become healthy, disease-free and lean-for-life, you have to eat more foods that contain essential nutrients like Parent Essential Oils or PEOs, protein and other vitamins and minerals. Fruits and vegetables are good sources of PEOs as well as good carbs.

 

Mike Maunu – Founder
Oxygen4Life.com

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