Carbs, also known as carbohydrates, are micronutrients that provide energy.
Carbohydrates are one of the basic food groups that are important to a healthy diet.
Being a major food source, carbohydrates are sugars, starches and fibre found in whole grains, fruits, vegetables and milk products.
There are three types of carbohydrates –
Simple Carbs – These carbohydrates convert to sugar much faster in the body, can spike blood sugar.
Processed Carbs – These convert to sugar quickly, and can spike blood sugar. They are often stripped/ devoid of any nutrient value.
Complex Carbs – They break down more slowly, allowing a more gradual release of energy. It contains fibre and other important vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.
The Role Healthy Carbs Play –
Carbohydrates provide sustainable energy.
It also supports weight loss.
Support better sleep nights.
Carbohydrates To Avoid Or Moderate –
White bread/ Pasta
Pasteurized fruit juices
Donuts/ baked goods
Carbs To Enjoy –
Beans and Lentils
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