The Difference Between Good And Bad Carbohydrates

In case that you spend decent amount of time reading concerning both diet and nutrition, you may come to the realization that after reading 3 to 4 articles, you are confused. Because you are being bombarded by various opinions regarding what is good as well as what is bad just as there are products in the supermarket. What is quite shocking about that, all those opinions are from experts, which makes it even more difficult for the average person to clearly understand which end is up. It’s obvious that every dieter seems to be confused by all those health articles and diet explanations available.

How do I differentiate between which are the good and the bad carbohydrates?

The purpose of carbohydrates:
Give vital energy the body needs to function properly
Play a role in losing weight
Can cause diabetes
Can contribute to gaining weight

Admittedly, that was not a completely accurate list due the fact that carbohydrates are available in large quantities. This makes it impossible to categorize all carbohydrates as either bad or good. If you are learning how to diet and be healthy, it’s critical that you have a true understanding of what carbohydrates really are, their purpose, and how to make sure that you make the most out of what they have to offer.

Carbohydrates are responsible for providing the body the main source of energy it really needs. Speaking about his, carbohydrates are dissolved into sugar molecules during the digestion process, which the bloodstream absorbs in order to steadily supply the body of blood sugar. The type of natural sources carbohydrates are found are vegetables, which are also a great source of fiber, which plays a role during digestion as well as helps to bring down cholesterol level.

On the other hand, there are bad carbohydrates also, this is why we have to ensure that we don’t consume the wrong types of carbohydrates, or too many which can certainly lead to health complication down the road. In fact, excessive amount of carbohydrates are turned into fat and stored, at the same time the bloodstream absorbs some carbohydrates instantly which can provoke a rise in the blood sugar levels,  which in turn will lead to diabetes.

In case you might be wondering which carbohydrates are bad here are a few suggestions that can help:

Start off with simple carbohydrates : Simple carbohydrates are composed of one sugar chain, whereas complex carbohydrates are composed of various chains connected together by either fiber or starch. The type of sugar that is found in fruit is called fructose which falls in the category of bad carbohydrates, is a simple carbohydrates.  Since fruits contain nutrients and vitamins that are good for the body nobody would ever recommend you to take fruit completely out of your diet forever. Meanwhile, the type of carbohydrates found in both pastas and bread are classified as complex carbohydrates, there are many people who recommends taking those out of your diet with the exception of extremely rare circumstances.

Try to think in a natural way: With this in mind, the ideal goal is to ensure that you get the maximum benefit from the type of foods that you are putting in your body. The most effective and efficient way of  maximizing the benefit of what you consume on a regular basis is to eat in a natural way. Meaning that things like whole grains (especially sprouted whole grains), legumes, vegetables, and fruits have to be part of your ideal eating plan.  The problem is that foods are both packaged and processed in such a way that take away the type of fiber contents, vitamins, and minerals they have which turn good carbohydrates into empty, bad carbohydrates.

Glycemic index must be taken into consideration: One major factor that must be applied when losing weight and preventing diabetes is to keep your blood sugar level steady. With that being said, to properly maintain steady blood sugar levels, the glycemic index that is designed specifically to rank foods according to how quickly the cause that your blood sugar levels rise has to be used regularly.