Yes, low carb diets have their place...
They’re beneficial for:
GI issues & intolerances
Specific medical conditions
They’re not meant for us to follow for a lifetime.
Carbs are your rices, quinoa, pastas, grains, cereals, oats, potatoes, breads, fruits, & vegetables. They affect our blood sugar differently. Quick sources like cereal & candy spike our insulin faster than oats or sweet potato.
Why carbs are delicious:
They’re our bodies quickest fuel (energy) source
We need them to recover/refuel/sleep optimally
Carbs are the biggest antagonist to our #cortisol , our stress hormone
They contains micronutrients & fiber that aid in proper digestion, detox, & hormone balance
They aid #thyroid & metabolism regulation, which can affect your ability to lose body fat
🧠 ‘s from @alignmentnutrition coach @jeremiah_eskew_an 🏻
Is a carb a carb? Does it matter where that carbohydrate comes from? Does it really matter if you fuel with a simple carb over a complex carb?
Let’s take a look at the break down of a sweet potato & a regular glazed donut at a macronutrient level:
1 standard size glazed donut
Carbs: 25.0 g
Protein: 3.0 g
Fat: 10.0 g
1 “medium” sweet potato
Carbs: 23.6 g
Protein: 2.3 g
Fat: 0.2 g
Other than a little bit of calories, & fat, macronutrient profile is VERY similar. So does it matter if I eat a donut over a sweet potato if I’m getting the same amount of carbs & protein?!?
️The donut is high on the glycemic index, this means the body will quickly absorb it & insulin levels will spike to compensate.
️A lower glycemic food will be absorbed slower, keeping insulin more balanced, & energy more balanced.
️The glazed donut is devoid of any real micronutrient value, meaning it really doesn’t have a notable amount of vitamins that you body will absorb.
️Whereas the sweet potato is full of nutrients our body needs for function.
We be glad to help you with your carb questions! 🤗🏻 - 8 minutes ago