ame="propeller" content="02f1b642def36e05354c3e5076063240"> COMPLEX CARBS VS SIMPLE CARBS ~ XBEFIT

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As we already know that there are three main macro nutrients i.e carbohydrates,proteins and fats.
Carbohydrates are the major source of energy that our body utilizes for its daily work.
Nutritional facts
  • A gram of carbohydrates contain 4 calories which is equivalent to that obtained from protein.
  • It is the primary source of energy for our body and fuels our muscles during intensive workout session.
  • Carbohydrates is easily absorbed by our body and broken down to glucose. The glucose is then utilized by our body for various functions.
  • It prevents the protein to be utilized as an energy source.
Types of carbohydrates:
  • Simple Carbs (Sugar): Simply carbs is simple sugar that gets quickly broken down into glucose and are absorbed into your blood stream leading to rise in blood sugar level. Simple carbs are mostly found in processed foods,sugar,white bread ,potatoes,etc.
  • Complex Carbs (Fiber) : Complex carbs contain fiber and digest slowly and do not raise the blood sugar level. Complex carbs are found in oats,brown rice, whole grain foods etc.
Which should we take complex carbs instead of simple carbs ?
  1. Simple carbs just add calories to your diet and have very little nutrition value.T
  2. Simple carbs lead to blood sugar spikes.
  3. Consuming simple carbs may increase the risk of diabetes.
  4. The fiber present in complex carbs are beneficial for our digestive system.
  5. Complex carbohydrates are rich in fiber,vitamins and minerals.
  6. Complex carbs help in lowering down the LDL (bad cholesterol)
  7. Complex carbs maintain the blood sugar levels as they are digested slowly and take longer time to absorb in blood stream
Complex carbs are much more nutritious than simple carbs. Eating complex carbs is much more beneficial for our health, However simple carbs only add calories to our diet with very less nutrition value.

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