Simple & Complex Carbs

Posted by on Nov 5, 2014 in Nutrition | 0 comments

Wheat Livestrong.com reports that carbohydrates are a macronutrient that your body needs in high doses on a daily basis for proper functioning. When you eat complex carbohydrates, they get converted to glycogen and either used immediately for energy, providing a steady dose of blood glucose, or they are stored in the muscles and liver for energy at a later time. Simple carbs, by contrast, cause a spike in blood sugar that quickly dissipates, leaving a person feeling hungry and fatigued.

Protein satisfies hunger, so a good balance of protein and complex carbohydrates are needed.  For sustained energy, eat foods rich in complex carbs.  There are a number of sources for getting complex carbs into our diet; quinoa, legumes, fruits, vegetables and whole grains, but wheat should be avoided.  In America wheat today is like corn and soy—now completely different in its genetic structure compared to twenty years ago.  So the bread and corn chips we get in restaurants and at the grocery, and the soy additives in many processed foods challenge our digestive systems as well as our protective cleansing organs, and likely make us gain weight.

Dr. William Davis reports that his patients who went on a wheat-free diet for three months reported that acid reflux disappeared and the cyclic cramping and diarrhea of irritable bowel syndrome were gone, energy improved, sleep was deeper, and rashes disappeared which had been present for many years.  Also rheumatoid arthritis pain improved or disappeared, and asthma symptoms improved or resolved.  Athletes also reported better performance. Learn more about whole body nutrition in Dr. Deanna’s Healing Handbook: http://deannaholdren.com/healing-handbook/

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