One of the most commonly spread myths is that carbs are the enemy. Low carb diets are almost always trending, but severely limiting your carbohydrate intake can negatively impact your health and actually cause you to gain instead of lose weight. It also causes heightened stress, metabolic swings and can result in depression.
Simple vs complex
Carbs are a macronutrient and an important source of calories. Keep in mind that carbohydrates and calories are not your body’s enemies; your body needs a certain amount from your diet on a daily basis, and you have been eating them most of your life. The main difference between carbohydrates is the source you get them from – simple and complex carbs differ in the amount of time that is required to metabolize them.
Complex carbohydrates provide dietary fibre, vitamins, and minerals. The best sources are whole foods such as brown rice, fresh potatoes, and green veggies. Many experts say that there is very little fibre left in foods like white bread and rice after processing. ….