It takes a longer time to extract all the energy from the carb
Steady energy: no mid afternoon crashes. Fewer insluin spikes:Body responds to sugar with insulin. Too much sugar in the blood at one time (such as after eating), causes insluin spikes.Too many spikes is bad (type 2 diabetes)
In science, when plants make their food, they actually make glucose.Glucose is the simpliest sugar.
Lesson 1.1 Complex Carbs
Introduction Goal To understand the place of carbs in the diet Determine the ideal type of carbs Guiding Question What are carbs? What are complex carbs? Benefits of complex carbs? The exceptions to the”rule”? Where to get complex carbs?
What are Carbs? Carbohydrates (aka carbs) fuel the body There are three kinds of carbs Simple Complex Dietary fiber
Complex VS Simple. Difference? Carbs are a bunch of sugar molecules attached together Simple carbs are made of few sugar “pieces” or “units” Complex carbs are made of thousands of sugar pieces
Your body can only use sugar pieces Hence, you digest the carbs into pieces, or glucose The bigger the carb, the harder it is to extract the glucose 1000 pieces > 2 pieces