Carbs have not been getting it easy these days with a lot of people swearing that we need to stay away from them. This all stems from the fact that the foods with simple, refined carbs are so much easier to over indulge on instead of other good, complex carbs full of fibre and other nutrients.
Simple carbs come in the form of desserts, sugary drinks, sweetened products, and white refined grains like race and pasta. These are easier to overeat on because they are readily absorbed into your bloodstream, but then it goes to your peripheral tissues (also known as fat cells) this is why when you continuously do this you seem to gain weight.
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Something we do know is that all carbs break down into glucose, but for the best chance of them not going too close to your peripheral tissues is to eat carbs that are closest to their natural state (eg vegetables fruit, unsweetened dairy products, 100% whole grains) they contain a variety of fibre which is a beneficial fuel that helps our body’s probiotics to survive. Dairy products also provide protein in addition to carbs from the naturally occurring sugar lactose.
Here are some carbs that you should definitely be mixing into your diet:
The only time I would recommend faster acting carbs are post workout or intra workout in a shake, this is when your body will uptake the nutrients best and need a fast acting carb hit to spike insulin post workout!
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