Carbohydrates…Good Or Evil?

There is a lot of controversy regarding carbohydrates and the positive or negative effect on our daily nutrition.

Some people think that the majority of our energy intake should be from carbs, while others think they should be avoided like the plague.  In fact complete carbohydrates, those that haven’t been altered by chemicals are necessary for the human body.  Excess intake of carbohydrates can be dangerous, as taking an aspirin can control a headache, but taking the whole bottle can kill you.

However one thing that needs to be acknowledged is that that carbohydrates from whole foods are the only type that should be consumed.  Refined carbohydrates contain chemicals and excessive sugar and fat.

Processed foods are not only high in carbs, but also filled with chemicals and additives refined by the manufacturer for addiction by the consumer.

One of the main problems is that refined, “simple” carbohydrates are quickly broken down in the digestive tract, leading to rapid spikes in blood sugar and insulin levels.  This causes an immediate surge of energy for a couple of hours and a total “crash” after that leading the person in question to load up on “simple” carbs once more.  This creates a vicious circle that leads to obesity and series of dangerous illnesses.

Carbohydrates…Good Or Evil?
Carbohydrates…Good Or Evil?

Factually, eating a lot of refined carbohydrates is associated with negative health effects and many chronic diseases.

Do NOT be fooled by labels like “whole grains,” “natural,” “no sugar added,” “home grown,” “cage free,” etc. that are often plastered on processed food packages, including breakfast cereals.

The whole grains are usually whole grains that have been pulverized into very fine flour and are just as harmful as their refined counterparts, strychnine is natural, no sugar added can have more sugar than you expect and usually full of chemicals, home grown and cage free are not organic products free of steroids and chemicals.

If you’re going to eat carbs, get them from whole, organic, single ingredient foods, not processed junk foods.

In conclusion:  manufacturers of foods will find an array of wordings to try to fool the end user into thinking their products are as good as organic and free of sugars and chemicals.  Learn how to decipher ingredient labels. 

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