carbohydrate intake may be big challenge for an optimum nutrition plan. Perhaps even the idea of noting carbohydrates can itself seem foreign to many of us. In truth, carbohydrates aren’t just found in grains but also in fruits and vegetables. It is from non-starchy vegetables, in fact, that we should get the bulk of our carbohydrate intake. These vegetables don’t contain as many carbohydrates as grains do, and for their relatively modest carbohydrate count, they generally offer a higher nutrient load than grains. It’s more bang for your buck, so to speak. This is the ideal proportion in the Healthy Way of Eating.

The Effect of Excess Carbohydrates

It’s very important to understand the effect of excess carbohydrates on our bodies. Eating more carbohydrates than
we need can easily destroy our weight loss efforts. It can also compromise our overall health. The process boils down to a hormonal chain of events. The next time you reach for a high-carbohydrate, low-fat, low-protein snack, remember this: carbohydrates increase blood sugar. A rise in blood sugar, in turn, raises insulin. The insulin spike then shuts down your ability to burn fat. Most people’s energy needs consuming around 150 grams of carbohydrate a day.

What Kind and How Much?

We’ve been told for years that carbohydrates serve as the essential fuel for our bodies. It’s true, but it’s also true that
most of us can easily get by on less than we think. intake of it should be based on an individual’s daily activity level. As activity levels significantly rise, either carbohydrate or fat intake can increase.

Gluten

it is quickly becoming a mainstream issue. Many people understand it is a health concern, but they don’t know how or why. Fifty-five health disorders are associated with gluten. This fact alone suggests gluten may to be an appropriate part of our regular diet. Try eliminating gluten for a month and see how you feel. Many people live with irritations caused by gluten. eating high-carbohydrate, gluten-free foods is likely to have similar effects on weight gain as gluten-filled options. A diet filled with vegetables, fruits, meat, seeds and nuts is a better way to eat for those with and without gluten issues.

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