When I first began my dieting journey with South Beach diet, I began to learn the difference between what a ‘good carb’ and a ‘bad carb’. Basically, the difference between good carbs and bad carbs are the way your body breaks them down. Bad carbs, or starchy carbs, mostly consist of white bread, potatoes, pasta, fries, bagels, etc. which are processed and refined. Good carbs consist of whole wheat bread, whole grains,vegetables and fruits.
Carbohydrates are a very important part of our diet because that is where our bodies get most of its energy from. When we choose healthy carbs, our bodies take longer to digest them making us feel full longer while avoiding blood sugar spikes. When we ear carbs such as fries and white refined pasta, our blood sugar spikes up causing our bodies to release insulin (which eventually stores fat) then we get that crash feeling and are hungry much sooner. Basically this is digested the same as candy.
Good carbs also contain more amounts of fiber which have numerous health benefits. It reduces the risk for heart disease, cancer, diabetes and ulcers. Fiber is also keeps your colon healthy 🙂
Comment below and let me know what carbs you like to eat to stay away from those bad carbs!