Carb Diet Foods
Getting Back With Carbs – The Atlantic
The AtlanticGetting Back With CarbsThe AtlanticBut the original low-carb diet certainly did endear itself to followers by allowing them to partake of processed breakfast meats—any meats, for that matter, as well as cheese, butter, and eggs (“truly luxurious foods without limit,” as Atkins himself …
The Very Best Carbs For Weight Loss (fitsugar)
Yes, a low-carb diet can help you shed weight quickly, but if you're an active person looking to achieve sustainable weight loss, it's time to stop demonizing _all_ carbs. We're here to make complex carbs, the good kind of carbs, feel a little less complicated.
Carbohydrates, along with proteins and fats, are macronutrients. We need to all three in large quantities since they provide energy, aka calories. Carbs can be broken down further into two categories: simple and complex. Both simple and complex carbs turn into glucose (blood sugar) in the body, which our muscles use as fuel. The classification depends on the carbohydrate's molecular structure, which affects _how_ the carbs are broken down and absorbed by the body. Complex carbohydrates are made of longer molecule chains than their simple counterparts and therefore take longer for the body to break down and absorb.
Simple carbohydrates – found naturally in foods like fruit, milk products, white bread, and table sugar – are broken down and absorbed quickly, causing a sharp rise in your blood sugar levels that can leave you feeling tired and hungry soon after eating them. On the other hand, complex carbohydrates are fibrous and starchy …