Carbohydrates, more commonly known as ‘carbs’ are often given a bad rep. They provide assitance to many function of the body. At 4 calories per gram, carbohydrates are the body’s main source of energy. The problem arises when you consume carbohydrates like those found in refined carbs. These include white rice, bread and pasta and many others. Processed foods and carbs are absorbed quickly into the body giving carbs a bad reputation. But, liquid calories such as sports drinks, juices, soda, alcohol and flavored coffee are even worse. These sugary drinks spike blood sugar, therefore lowering metabolism by causing insulin resistance.



Depending on where you are obtaining your carb intake, will determine the glycemic index. This is essentially the ability of a certain food to raise your bloods glucose level. In simple terms, it will raise your blood sugar. Constant high sugar in blood can develop insulin resistance. Eventually, your body will simply absorb all the excess sugar and store it in the body as fat.



Taking all this into account, energy-dense carbohydrates are definitely better to consume. Some energy-dense foods include fruits and veggies. Some other, less ideal foods include oatmeal, whole wheat bread, quinoa, black beans, the list goes on and on. As long as you put in the RIGHT kind of carbs into your body, they can be beneficial. Carbohydrates are rich in fiber. Fiber regulates intestinal & bowel movements that slow the release of sugar into the system. Being able to differentiate between the carbs to consume, and which to avoid makes a huge difference. This will determine whether you see temporary versus permanent results in the long-run.


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