Friday, February 15, 2013
Eat More Carbs!
The Importance of Carbohydrates
If you prefer a low carb or no carb diet, you need to read this!
Carbohydrates are one of the macronutrients we humans need for survival, calories, and energy. Carbs are the most present macronutrient in nature and we need it in the largest amounts.
No-mater what kind of carb you eat, our highly intelligent organism will convert it into glucose, the simplest form of sugar. After our meal, blood absorbs glucose and delivers it to our cells. Our cells will use it immediately for energy or store it for future use. Did you ever wonder why when you work really hard on some project, you crave chocolate or other sweets? The answer is carbs or a glucose form of it. It is the only single source of energy for human brain. Carbs are also needed for nervous system, kidneys, muscles, heart, etc. We can turn fat and protein into energy but the number one source of energy is still carbs. Of course, you need to minimize amounts of refined sugar, white bread, or pizza as those are a simple form of carbs that create quick spike and sudden crash, you don't want these empty calories. Find your best source of energy in complex carbohydrates- vegetables, legumes, grains, nuts, seeds, and fruits.