In the world of lifestyle changes we often consider carbohydrates (carbs) BAD
This is because we then think of sugary foods, such as cupcakes, sweets and pasta when we think of carbs. However, not all carbs are BAD for us. This is when the term low glycemic index comes into play.
Have a look at the video below to see why not all carbs are bad for you.
The question for the novice then becomes: How do we know what is high glycemic and what is low glycemic?
Generally, high glycemic carbohydrates are often low in fibre and made with white flour and sugar, such as cakes, chocolates, pastries, softdrinks (or soda drinks), white bread
Generally, low glycemic load carbohydrates are often high in fibre or protein, and include whole-grains, kidney beans, pinto beans, soy beans, lentils, milk, as well as fruits such as apples, oranges, grapefruits, and pears
What type of carbohydrates did you have for lunch today?