I’m going to dedicate the next few posts to giving you a glimpse at the 6 main nutrients. Increasing the nutrition of the food you eat on a daily/weekly basis will help you feel your best.
Today’s Topic: CARBOHYDRATES. Let’s learn the quick and dirty about this nutrient, and why it’s not to be avoided!
What are carbohydrates?
Carbohydrates are, in science talk, compounds that contain sugar units. There are 3 types of carbs: Simple, Complex, and Fiber.
Why are carbohydrates important?
Put simply, carbs are the body’s MAIN energy source!
How should you incorporate carbohydrates?
- Aim to consume complex carbs (e.g. whole grains, legumes, veggies) more regularly, as they will fuel your body with energy for a long duration.
- Don’t forget fiber! It helps move food through, if you catch my drift. Typically, complex carbohydrates that come from whole foods (i.e. not processed/refined) will contain a sufficient amount of fiber.
- Limit consumption of simple carbohydrates (i.e. sugar) as these will give you a quick burst of energy followed by a CRASH. More on this later!
Next nutrient on deck? FATS. Catch y’all next time!
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