4 Carbohydrate Myths
Carbohydrates are not more easily stored as fat than the other two macronutrients, protein and fat. Carbohydrates in their most broken-down form are sugar, which is extremely easy for the body to break down. Before you eat a cracker, it must be swallowed, digestive enzymes in saliva have already begun the process of chemical breakdown. In fact, because the molecular makeup of a carbohydrate is so easy to break down, they are needed most in the body as a primary fuel for the brain, muscles and practically every organ.
A lot of people think of bread and pasta when they think of carbs, but carbs come in many forms, and some are more healthful than others. Often, when someone is “cutting carbs,” they really mean eliminating certain foods from their diet. Studies have linked consumption of wholesome carbs with healthier and longer lives.
Cutting Carbs Means You Will Burn More Fat - Another common reason people cut carbs when trying to lose weight is that they will burn more fat as a result. It is true your body can run on a mostly-fat diet. But that does not necessarily mean you are burning more body fat.
Carbs can be good for your health in ways you might not expect. Complex carbs play an essential role in heart health and diabetes. The fibre found in carbs has a positive effect on cholesterol and can help regulate blood sugar and energy levels throughout the day.
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