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Choose your carbs carefully

Choose your carbs carefully
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Eating the right kinds of carbs can keep us healthier…

Uses of carbs

Carbohydrates are some of the most important things we consume. They are a key to regulating blood sugar and providing energy throughout our bodies and without them, our bodies will rely on protein, breaking it down for energy instead of using it in its preferred role of growing and maintaining tissues.

Benefits of consuming healthy carbs

According to various studies, people who live the longest, healthiest lives have the lowest rates of diabetes, heart disease and cancer their diets are all rich in healthy carbs, including beans, legumes, whole grains and fruit.

Choosing the right type

Simply, the problem is not that we consume carbs; it's that we often consume the wrong kinds of carbs and very large portions of them. Nutrition experts say that breaking carb cravings is not about getting rid of carbs entirely but rather cutting back on highly processed fast-acting carbs and eating more high-quality ones that are high in fibre and low in added sugars, such as beans, whole grains, fruit, and vegetables.

Is it important to cut on starchy carbs

By cutting starchy carbs and replacing them with foods that have a more modest impact on blood sugar, one can achieve steadier blood sugar control and better manage the cravings.

What are processed carbs?

Many high-fat foods are luscious and do not cause insulin release, so they keep your blood sugar much more stable. Examples include nuts, nut butter, avocado, olive oil, dark chocolate, and full-fat dairy. When you are eating them, you don't miss the processed carbs at all!

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