All About Carbs

Carbohydrates are one of the three main building blocks of food, along with protein and fat. Foods with carbohydrate help fuel your body (like gas fuels a car). Contrary to the claims of some popular diets, foods with carbohydrate do not cause obesity. People gain too much weight if they eat more calories (from all kinds of food) than their bodies burn. Therefore, a diet that “cuts carbs” without reducing total calories won’t help you lose weight. Also, a low- carbohydrate diet may not provide you with enough vitamins, minerals, and fiber for good health.

There are three kinds of carbs :

  • Simple Carbs – They convert to sugar much faster in the body, can spoke blood sugar.
  • Processed Carbs – They convert to sugar quickly, can spike blood sugar, and are often stripped/devoid of any nutritional value.
  • Complex Carbs – They break down more slowly, allowing a more gradual release of energy. Contain fibre and other important vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.

Carbs also play a major role in weight loss, here how :

  • They provide sustainable energy.
  • They support weight loss.
  • They regulate hormones.
  • They support better nights sleep.

There are certain carbs you should avoid, such as :

  • While Bread/Pasta
  • Potato Chips
  • Pasteurised Fruit Juices
  • Cereal
  • Ice Cream
  • Refined Sugar
  • Candy
  • Donuts/Baked Goods

There are certain carbs that you should eat :

  • Non starchy vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Beets
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Pumpkin/Squash
  • Oats
  • Brown Rice
  • Quinoa
  • Beans and Lentils

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. Aww! Feel like eating crabs.. 😀

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    1. Garima says:

      Hahaha I had the same feeling while writing this post 🤣

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  2. Lol I love carbs! Can’t help it with the bad ones! lol but thank you. Thank goodness I have been pretty good about not eating them as much.

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    1. Garima says:

      Did you know, The brain and body both prefer carbohydrates for fuel. So if you’re craving carbs, it’s likely that your body needs carbs for energy. Eating too little, especially too few carbs, sends the body into ‘starvation mode.

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      1. Actually that’s exactly how my body feels when I do not eat it. I know my body needs it so I eat it. ❤️

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      2. Garima says:

        Yuppers now we know the reason for our cravings ☺️

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Dragthepen says:

    Thank you for the list.👍

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    1. Garima says:

      Most welcome. Let’s dig into the healthy ones :):)

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      1. Dragthepen says:

        Yes. Absolutely

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      2. Garima says:


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