Carbohydrates, like fat, have been given an unfair bad rap. Over the last few years, it seems as if carbs and gluten containing foods have all been labeled as evil…
If you’re trying to avoid “carbs” because you hear they were bad for you… It’s crucial of you to know the difference between the good types and the bad types.
The Bad types:
Any carbohydrate that contains little fiber, little nutrition, high amounts of sugar and are processed – should be avoided as often as possible.
The Good type:
Any carbohydrate that has lots of nutrients (like fruits and veggies), lots of fiber, low amounts of sugar and are as close to their natural state as possible – should be added into your diet.
So what do bad carbs do?
Well when you eat the “bad carbs”, they immediately cause internal cellular inflammation, raise your insulin levels and negatively affect your hormonal balance… Which means you’ll gain weight much easier.
When you eat the “good carbs”, they’ll actually help you regulate your hormones to burn fat more easily, give you energy for sustained activity and help your digestive system moving.
Here are some examples of good carbs of you to begin to increase in your own diet.
- sweet potatoes