Carbohydrates are composed of a mixture of starch, fibers, and sugars. They are considered one of the basic macro-nutrients that we intake into our bodies. Carbohydrates are considered the base of our food pyramid, as they are the main source of supply for the body’s energy.
Carbohydrates consist of simple carbohydrates which are parts of whole foods, such as the lactose in dairy products, and the fructose found inside fruits. Complex carbohydrates consist of whole foods such as potatoes, beans, and whole grains, complex carbohydrates also consist of refined foods such as pasta, as well as white flour, and these carbohydrates need a longer digestion time than other carbohydrates.
Forty, to sixty percent of our daily calorie intake should consist of carbohydrates; meaning for a two thousand calorie diet, a person should have a daily intake of two hundred to three hundred and fifty grams of carbohydrates. However there is a difference between good and bad carbohydrates, today we will give you a roundup of some of the good carbohydrates that are beneficiary to a person’s diet.
Sweet potatoes for instance are a good carbohydrate since they are loaded with beta carotene and Vitamin A, which work together to enhance both vision, and immunity. Also, complex carbohydrates are considered very beneficiary since they are high in fibers, and are easier to digest than other carbohydrates, complex carbohydrates include lentils, beans, and quinoa. Pop-corn is also a whole grain high in anti-oxidants. Rye, faro, and oats, are also a good example of good carbohydrates since they include cholesterol lowering fibers. Potatoes are also a good carbohydrate due to their high potassium concentration, and they are also loaded in vitamin c.