Carbs – are they good, or bad? 🤔🍞
Over the last few years, carbohydrates (carbs) have been given a bad reputation, especially those that are high in sugar which in turn has given ‘fats’ the front runner in our nutrition plans, therefore…
To solve your carbs confusion, here are simple steps to fit carbs into your nutrition plan whilst still being able to achieve top body results:
🏋️ Always eat your good carbs post-workout – when we lift weights the muscle becomes responsive to insulin and sends a signal to the brain which then takes blood sugar out of the blood and deposits it into the muscle.
Carbohydrates are not an “essential” nutrient. However, many carb-rich plant foods are loaded with beneficial nutrients, so avoiding them is a bad idea.
🍚 No carbs in the morning – eating carbs first thing will raise your insulin hormone which automatically blocks cortisol and empties your blood sugar, which in turn, can make you very hungry.
Carbs in their natural, fiber-rich form are generally healthy. Processed foods with sugar and refined carbs are extremely unhealthy.
Humans have been eating carbs since long before the obesity epidemic, and there are many examples of populations that have remained in excellent health while eating diets high in carbs. Their secret is their carbs are full of fibre, are natural and are NOT PROCESSED.