What You Need to Know About Carbs to Live Long, Lean, and Healthy
I have long been talking about Bad fats – which are hydrogenated fats, trans-fats, and shortening. They are all the same thing.
I told you that "low-fat" diets are missing the point. Rather than focusing on the "amount" of fat, you should focus on the type of fat. And the same is true for carbohydrates. Rather than "low-carb," your focus should be on choosing "healthy carbohydrates."
All carbohydrates break down into glucose in your digestive tract. However, good carbohydrates (foods that are natural and unprocessed) break down very slowly. These foods also provide a rich source of fiber and beneficial vitamins and minerals. The best sources of healthy carbohydrates are non-starchy vegetables, whole fruits, and legumes.
Unhealthy carbohydrates are those that have had their fiber, vitamins, and minerals stripped away by processing. And because they are refined, they release glucose into the bloodstream very rapidly. This causes a spike in insulin levels, which, kept up year after year, can lead to obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
Carbohydrates to avoid include sugar, soft drinks, flour, cereal, breads and baked goods, pasta, and fruit juices.
The message is the same: Mimic the diet of our ancestors and eat unprocessed, natural foods. Do this and you will enjoy robust health, a lean body, and greater satisfaction from the foods you eat.
As I always say:
If you eat Fresh and Pure you will always be eating what is right for you. Especially when you follow your inner knowing.
Each day new studies will continue to come out telling you of the benefit of this new vitamin or this new mineral, or this new __________.
Well, if you are eating fresh and pure, you will already be eating those things they find.
Each day new studies will come out telling us how bad junk food is for us. How bad this food is, or this ingredient, or this or that.
And if you are eating fresh and pure, you will not be eating of those bad things.