Thanks to Michelle Hannah for this great guest post packed with valuable information.
Today you will discover the diffence between GOOD CARBS vs BAD CARBS!
I remember the time when I was not fully aware of what I consume actually. I use to eat and not think, but then I became health conscious. A big change in my world!
Carbs can be known as a significant member of any balanced diet, it is a primary energy source, but it does not mean that to fulfill the requirement any carb could be consumed.
Good vs Bad Carbohydrates: Make the Right Choice
Carbs can be categorized into three sorts:
Fiber: This element in food cannot be digested by the human. But bacteria in the digestive system make good use of it. Fiber helps in feeling fuller for the longest time.
Sugars: It could be categorized as natural or refined. Natural are those which are present in fruit and milk. And refined are those which are present in syrups.
Starches: these are help long chains of molecules which ultimately gets break down into glucose in the digestive system.
I started seeing things in a different manner, right and wrong, wrong being the bad or complex carbs while right being the good. Thankfully it is easy to figure out which is which. If you can distinguish fried potato from side salad, then congratulations you know the difference.
Many people who are on a diet and on a journey to lose their weight they add up good carbs and fiber in their diet for quick and efficient results. You cannot judge a good carb without considering its fiber content.
Good carbs are those which are easy to digest and have natural sugars like in fruits. Having a good carb helps you feel full for a long time. The fuller you feel the longer you can avoid eating. And it is also a known fact that if you eat on an entirely empty stomach, you eat more in comparison with a slightly full stomach. That is why experts suggest for a six small meal plan for a day. Most people suggest Omni drops diet for dropping the pounds quickly.
WHAT TO ADD TO YOUR DIET
Following are the things to add to a good diet plan.
- Whole wheat pasta
- Whole wheat bread
- Black beans
- Sweet potato
Bad carbs do not absorb into our system quickly and increase the blood sugar level, which ends up in a dangerous heart condition. These are the food with processed and refined carbs in it.
People now are having sugar more than ever. An average American is adding approximately 20 teaspoons of sugar in their meal one way or another. This is the reason that obesity and heart diseases have boomed.
WHAT TO AVOID IN YOUR DIET
Following are the things to avoid in a good diet plan.
- Sweetened beverages, such as lemonade or iced tea
- Pastries and desserts
- Energy drinks
- Ice cream
To track what you are eating use the nutrient label present at the back of every product. It helps you know how much what is in the product which makes you plan your meal for the day.
There are several applications in both android and apple store for you to track down your meals, distinguish good vs. bad carbs for you, and reminds you that you have reached your specific goal.
From last five years, the awareness and concern for carbohydrates have increased with the increase in health problems. Children at very young age are being affected by the wrong and instant choice their elders are making. Be very careful of what you eat and what you let your young ones eat. The choices you make today will define your future!
Ending note: while being health conscious, we sometimes go beyond the boundary. We track so much of what we eat; we stop enjoying what we have. A little more than expected eating kills us from inside. This is another extreme of a person`s mentally. Know how to keep a balance in, not too much or unhealthy eating and in too little and deprived eating habits.
Author bio: Michelle Hannan is a nutritionist, and she’s on a mission to give you all the information you need to lose weight successfully. She also blogs regularly at https://www.hcgdietinfo.net