|Eat complex carbs like oatmeal and fruit!|
Roughly 70 percent of your daily calories should come from complex carbohydrates. The ones to avoid are called simple carbs.
Both types of carbs break down into the simplest form of carbohydrates, which is just a fancy word for sugar. Both are digested and converted into glucose, which is used by the body for energy: in the blood as glucose, or stored in either the muscles or the liver as glycogen. When consumed in excess, carbohydrates can be converted to fat. Just as an excess of protein or fat if the supply is greater than the demand.
|Real food and complex carbohydrates do not come in neon colors...|
In response to this spike, your pancreas pumps out insulin to transport and deliver the energy-bearing glucose to cells throughout your body. This process causes your blood sugar and insulin levels to swing like a pendulum, leaving you feeling fatigued, hungry, and craving still more simple carbohydrates.
|Lentils and other beans are fabulously complex!|
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