Are Carbohydrate foods good for you?

In foods you find two types of carbohydrates. Firstly simple carbohydrates, these are deemed to be healthy and some experts recommend that you avoids these. This is because they release the energy from the foods you consume at a very fast  rate this results in a sudden release of short term energy and the body reacting to this by trying to stabilize blood sugar levels increase. As this happens with in the body you feel the sudden drop in energy. These carbs are found in most refined foods such as sugar and sweets as sell as white rice and bread.

The second types of carbohydrates are called complex carbs, these are said to release energy at a much slower rate and are found in vegetables, fruits and whole grains.With the energy being released at a slower rate your bodily system isn’t getting a shock and then producing retrospective action allowing your blood sugar and energy levels to be stable.



Carbohydrates provide the body’s primary fuel source however they are categorized by some to highlight and signify the nutritional superiority of some carbs over others. Carbohydrates can vary in the amounts of vitamins , minerals and nutrients that they provide the body. Refined carbohydrates are said to provide none of the before mentioned and  are sometimes referred to as acid forming. Where as those that are referred to as alkalizing forming are said to provide amongst other things dietary fiber, enzymes and omega oils which is result of  the natural origins.

General health and well being is said to be supported by using these healthy carbohydrates which play a positive role in your digestive system and overall immunity. On the flip side it is argued that when incorporating large amounts of refined carbohydrates into your diet can lead to possible health issues and complex  systems.

As a recommendation it is advised that the averages adults daily diet should contain whole grains, pulses, fresh fruits and vegetables. This should be around 65% of the total daily caloric intake.

Please note that this is a general guideline and is dependent on a persons general health and well being and such amounts may not be beneficial to those with certain medical issues it is always a good idea to consult a medical expert before making any major changes to ones diet.

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