"Good" Simple Carbohydrates
So yesterday we spoke about refined "simple" carbohydrates being a "quick" fix for energy . . .
But . . . also leading to drastically increasing the risk of many diseases including "obesity", heart disease and "type 2 diabetes", this being due to most of the nutrients and fibers being removed in their processing.
So the question for today is this . . . are all "simple" carbohydrates "bad" for us???
And the answer to that would be . . . "NO"!
You see . . . vegetables can be both "simple" and/or "complex" carbohydrates. And these carbs are suitable for a "healthy" diet. This is due to vegetables also being rich in "micronutrients" such as vitamins, minerals and fiber.
And with this . . . some "simple" carbs like vegetables, are healthier than "complex" carbohydrates.
So vegetables are a good thing for this process of "losing weight" because they contain a lot of "fiber" and are full of nutrition that helps the body improve "metabolism" and burn "belly fat".
A diet rich in "vegetables" can lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, prevent some types of cancer, lower the risk of eye problem and the risk of digestive issues. They can have a positive effect on blood sugar and help keep your appetite in check.
Vegetables can also reduce cholesterol levels and boost the health of blood vessels and the immune system. And they contain antioxidants which can reduce DNA damage, therefore . . . reducing the risk of cancer.
And due to vegetables having a lot of "fiber" and being full of essential minerals and vitamins . . . as I stated above . . . they can help the body improve "metabolism" and burn "BELLY FAT"!
Now . . . in this battle of the bulge . . . we have to be very "mindful" that not "all" vegetables are created equal "if" we are "lacking" ample "good" bacteria. We'll talk more about this at another time.