CARBOHYDRATES. A Brief Overview.
It is not a tough task to always remain in a good shape, but it is more about to keep your shape in the most natural manner. If you know the basics, you can carry a flat tummy almost in every phase of your life [at least that is what I did].

Accept it or not, people love shortcuts, for example fat burners instead of decent workout or you can say, they are ready to follow crash diets instead of healthy diet.

Talking about healthy diet, Carbohydrates plays a significant as even the ideal ratio of carbohydrate, protein and fats in our daily diet should be is 60:20:20.                            

Carbohydrates, in simple words, are the energy providers. They are the most important source of energy for your body. Your digestive system changes carbohydrates into glucose (blood sugar). Your body uses this sugar for energy for your cells, tissues and organs. It stores any extra sugar in your liver and muscles for when it is needed. Even in daily diet you have to take approximately 60% of carbohydrates, only.

Furthermore, these are divided into two types of carbohydrates:-

Simple carbohydrates

Complex carbohydrates

Simple Carbohydrates:  Simple carbohydrates are simple sugars with a chemical structure that is composed of one or two sugars. They are refined sugars with low or null ‘nutritional importance’, and therefore,it's advisable that their consumption should be limited to small quantities. In comparison to complex carbohydrates, simple carbohydrates are digested by the body more quickly, because they have a very simple chemical structure.

 There are two types of simple carbohydrates: Monosaccharide and Disaccharides. Monosaccharide consists of only one sugar, and examples include fructose, lactose and glucose. Disaccharides consist of two chemically-linked monosaccharide, and they come in the form of lactose, maltose and sucrose.

Foods that contain simple carbohydrates include sugar, products with white flour, honey, milk, yogurt, candy, chocolate,fruit, fruit juice, cake, jam, biscuits, soda and packaged cereals.Despite the fact that simple carbohydrates do not contain enough essential nutrients, some foodstuffs such as fruits are definite YES.  

Simple carbohydrates are available in, sweets, refined or processed foods, beverages, preservative juices etc.

Complex carbohydrates: complex carbohydrates do the opposite.Complex carbohydrates consist of a chemical structure that is made up of three or more sugars, which are usually linked together to form a chain. These sugars are mostly rich in fibers, vitamins and minerals. They get absorbed in a slow process hence they are highly recommended. Complex carbohydrates are available in, whole grain food, fruits. In simple terms, any food product which is in a natural state or is in raw stage is a good provider of complex carbohydrates and fibers. Hence they are highly recommended.

So, try to increase your Complex Carbohydrates intake by consuming natural and raw products. And if you can't simply keep the fact in mind that not every person on this planet need a diet to stay healthy.

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