What is a "Simple" Carbohydrate?

Okay . . . today we're going to talk about the part of any balanced meal or diet plan that's the most "confusing" to people.

And that would be . . . "carbohydrates".

So why do people get confused about this part of a balanced meal plan???

Well . . . that would be . . . . because there are different kinds and many diets tell us to eliminate them.

But which one????

So let's break it down . . .

There are 3 main types of "carbohydrates":

SUGARS - which are "simple" carbohydrates because they are in the most basic form

STARCHES - which are "complex" carbohydrates which are made of lots of "simple" carbs that are strung together

FIBER - which is also a "complex" carb

So today . . . let's figure it out. Today we'll talk about "Simple" carbohydrates.

Now . . . most people know that "simple" carbohydrates are food such as table sugar, raw sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup and high-fructose corn syrup, and fruit concentrate . . . and that the body converts these sugars into glucose which is used for "energy".

This being called "quick energy" because these sugars breakdown easily.

These "simple" carbs are also found in milk and milk products containing lactose and the sugar in fruits.

You see . . . "refined" or "simple" carbs have had most of the nutrients and fiber "removed", therefore . . . eating refined carbs has been linked to drastically increasing the risk of many diseases including "obesity", "heart disease" and "type 2 diabetes".

And these are the ones that contain the "most" calories . . . therefore . . . when the body "can't" burn them for energy "fast" enough . . . they get stored in our "fat" cells and now we have a problem.

And yes . . . in any diet plan . . . we must eliminate these "simple" carbohydrate from our meal plan.

Tomorrow we'll continue and talk about another kind of carbohydrate in "vegetables".

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