Are carbs bad for us?

If you’ve ever tried to improve your health and eating, you’ve probably heard that carbs are bad for you 😬

Let’s clarify a few things:

First, carbs are the body’s primary source of fuel.

Second, this black and white type of thinking is why so many of us struggle with nutrition in the first place.

There are two main ‘categories’ of carbs.

Fibrous carbs are your above ground veggies and should be consumed in abundance!

Starchy carbs are your bread, rice, pasta, potatoes, etc. Starchy carbs have their time and place but it’s important to note they take longer to digest and therefore their energy release is slower.

Unlike starch, fibre has little effect on blood sugar, so fibrous carbohydrates can actually help to slow the absorption of starch to the bloodstream, helping you feel full and also help to support healthy digestion.

However, when carbohydrates are consumed in excess, we have the potential to overflow our gas tanks which can lead to high blood sugar, weight gain, fatigue and many other issues.

Remember, carbs are not unhealthy, they simply need to be consumed in their most natural format, and in reasonable amounts.

The goal is simply to keep your gas tank fuelled in proportion to your level of activity, and the rest will take care of itself.

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