You need to eat carbohydrates

Many theories on how carbohydrates are bad for you and how they make you fat, have been around for years. Countless diets based on low carbs and no carbs at all have gained popularity but faded again. The results are alarmingly deceiving, since the majority of the population in the US has grown overweight and numbers in Europe are going up. People cut down  carbs but went hungry and  introduced them again and then, ballooned.

So what should you do?

The truth is that carbohydrates are essential to our body and health.

You cannot just cut carbs out of your diet and here is why:

Carbohydrates are broken down to form glucose and glycogen to provide energy. Fat can only get used as energy if glucose is present in the body. If we don’t eat carbohydrates for energy the body is breaking down its own lean muscle tissue to turn it into glucose.

If we let this happen, first we lose lean muscle tissue and that leads to slow metabolism. If our metabolism gets slow then we start gaining fat.

The brain can only function if glucose is present. Cut out carbohydrates and you will feel tired, unable to concentrate, lethargic and irritable.

Carbohydrates are broken down and stored as glycogen in our muscle to provide energy. If you don’t eat enough carbohydrates and the stores are depleted you will get tired irritated and get headaches.

Not all carbohydrates are equal and some of them can really cause your blood sugar levels to rise to the sky. These are usually the ones that are highly processed loaded and often with sugar. To avoid such thing privilege the whole grain based foods like barley, quinoa, beans, lentils, and eat a lot of food and vegetables.

Forget about candy, cookies, cakes and stay away from white breads and potatoes.

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