What Carbs Are and Why You Need Them

It seems that a healthy diet cannot be described without mentioning carbs.

They are more often than not vilified as the main culprit for the health crisis that we face today.

Yet, few people understand what carbohydrates actually are and the role they play in our bodies.

Without them, you will practically cease to exist.

Carbs are actually an all-important nutrient and energy source.

Here’s why.

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How We Store Energy After We Eat

The more we eat the fatter we get.

Or that’s what most of us are led to believe.

It is true, though, and why it is that some foods might make us fatter fast while others do not seem to be making such an impact on our waistlines?

Part of the answer lies in understanding what our energy sources are and how our bodies actually store the excess energy.

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The Allure of Processed Junk Foods Explained

What is food?

A simple question that everybody can answer.

Yet, the answers people give can be quite surprising.

Food can be fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy and even… a candy bar!

A candy bar is in essence super concentrated empty calories. But for some people it is food!

Why?!

Why, when we know that fruits and vegetables are best for us, do we eat processed foods?

What makes them so alluring?

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Carbs are NOT a Villain

Carbohydrates have been getting a lot of bad press for quite a while now.

And still, everybody loves them and it seems that everybody cannot resist the guilty pleasure of enjoying them even if they know that they should not.

Why?

It’s rather simple, actually. Carbohydrates are the cleanest and best fuel for humans.

It is what most of us think what carbs are that is the problem.

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Why You Do Not Need a Sugary Treat to Boost Your Energy

We  all have felt that need to fill up on something sugary when we are tired.

The quick get-up-and-go effect of sweet foods is a sure way to quickly fuel up our brain and body.

Yet, it’s common knowledge now that sugar is not a friend to human health.

Highly glycemic foods send sugar into the bloodstream way faster than you could use it up. The pancreas is overworked to release way more insulin than is natural and insulin… Well, high insulin promotes growth, among else, to your fat tissues, causes you to age faster and all kinds of other mischief.

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