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The Truth About Carbohydrates

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0
The Truth About Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates (meaning more aqua carbon) are the most efficient fuel for your body. We provide a healthy and constant energy. Additionally, they are an essential nutrient in the company of fats and proteins. The two main types of carbohydrates are: Simple sugars (simple carbohydrates), found in sugars such as fructose, glucose and lactose, as well as whole fruits, and starches (complex carbohydrates), found in the vegetative, grain, rice, breads and cereals.

What makes Carbohydrate different from other essential nutrients (fat and protein) is that the body easily converts into energy. Additionally, glucose, which is the simplest carbohydrate is essential fuel for the brain and muscles. When glucose passes from the intestine into the bloodstream, increasing levels of sugar in the blood, and the pancreas begins to secrete insulin to get sugar out of blood and reaches the brain and muscles. The problem arises when there is excess saturated glucose metabolism. In other words, if you frequently consume large amounts of foods containing sugars and refined starches bad Carbohydrate the pancreas produce too much insulin, their levels of blood sugar goes too low, and you will feel hungry. Additionally, the left muscle cells consume glucose and much of the sugar is stored as fat, resulting in weight gain.

The glycemic index (GI)

This index is a measurement system for carbohydrates based on their immediate effect on our levels of blood glucose (blood sugar). Carbohydrates are converted into glucose very quickly have a high value of 1G. These are carbohydrates that cause fluctuations in our blood sugar, resulting in frequent changes of mood, energy fluctuations, and the actual consequences of this. Nutrition experts believe that high levels of insulin and blood sugar caused by excessive consumption of high GI carbohydrates are a major cause of increased heart disease, hypertension, diabetes and insulin resistance . Although they have not had great outreach, medical studies have shown that sugar and white flour are the main causes of high cholesterol levels, even more than high cholesterol foods.
As a general rule, the more natural and less refined the carbohydrate, the healthier. And the lower the value of glycemic index (GI), the better the carbohydrates to glucose levels in the blood. Carbohydrates from whole grains with low or intermediate GI, are the most healthy.

- A low glycemic index is 55 points or less
- Intermediate glycemic index is 55 to 70 points
- A high glycemic index of 70 or more points

The glycemic index should be the same regardless of the tamari portions. If you eat a large quantity of any food will affect blood sugar levels in the blood and produce weight gain. Basically, the glycemic index measures how fast and how much sugar enters at bloodstream after eating certain foods. The problem with foods that are high glycemic is that all the blood sugar is stored in fat cells if not processed efficiently by the liver, and that these foods be available to provide energy for the body, unless you are physically very active and burn the food immediately. These are stored immediately as fat instead of providing a continuous source of energy.

If you want to be healthy and thin, and use the calories you eat for your benefit, it is best to eat foods high in fiber and some protein and healthy fats, as this reduces the amount of sugar enters the blood, making it more available for use by your body as energy instead of storing it as fat.


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