Are Carbohydrates Good Or Bad?

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Let's face it you've heard many interesting facts about carbohydrates. Many people believe that too much of it will make you gain weight. Yet others believe that you need to eat a balanced diet but they are not too sure about the benefits of it. Some don't care and eat what they want when they want.

What we all can agree on is that we need food so that we provide our body with the nutrients it needs to get through the day. Without food we will feel sluggish and will not have the energy to do the simplest task like walking to our car.

Our bodies require different sources of nutrients from healthy food in order to sustain itself. Choosing the best source would ensure that we operate at our best.


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The best type of carbohydrates will come from healthy food in their most natural state. In other words food that has been tampered the least by people. This would include fruits and vegetables. They come straight from the tree or ground.

Carbs like fruits and vegetables are broken down into simple sugars and absorbed into the small intestine for a quick energy burst. Now you can get a quick energy release from chocolate, cookies and sweet juice. However, the more natural the food the better your body handles it.

Fiber is larger and takes a longer while to digest. An ideal source of nutrition as your body uses it when it is needed. It will also keep you feeling full for a longer period of time. It is absorbed into the large intestine and used for its nutrition and energy.


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Choose the best type of carb. Choose whole grain, fruits and vegetables for good health and optimum body performance as your body gets the energy it needs.

You should choose fruits instead of the juices with high sugar content on supermarket shelves. If you can get a juicer and make your own juice or get juice as close to its natural state as possible then go for it.

Ignore the processed white bread, white rice and sugary foods that are highly processed. Your body will absorb these foods quickly and store what it does not use as fat. This will cause you to gain weight quickly.

Here's a tip. You should carb sync your foods around your workouts. In other words eat most of your complex carbs right before (2 to 3 hours) and after you workout. It is when your body needs energy the most. This will also help you reduce fat storage.

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