10 interesting facts about carbohydrates

  1. Carbohydrates are found in almost all foods (bread, candy, pasta, sodas and more). The human body produces enough insulin to break down the carbohydrates into glucose, which is then sent to the muscles and cells.
  2. Carbohydrates should be taken in smaller amounts throughout the day to keep blood glucose levels stable. Higher intake at once should always be avoided.
  3. Although some popular diets advocate complete elimination of carbohydrates for weight loss – this strict regime is not necessary for healthy weight loss.
  4. Highly processed carbohydrates should not be consumed often (sweetened drinks, candies, cookies, cakes, pastries, sweet cereals, etc.). All of these foods are high in calories and low in nutrients. They often contain large amounts of saturated fats and trans fats and salts. These foods should be left for celebrations, birthdays and some special circumstances and life occasions. This rule applies to all people who want to eat healthy.
  5. Carbohydrates rich in nutrients (whole grains, fruits, vegetables and legumes) are recommended. It is not necessary to throw out this food at all to lose extra pounds. This would be called a lack of nutrients in the body and an increased risk of chronic diseases.
  6. The best decision is to carefully choose carbohydrates. Carbohydrates with a low glycemic index (especially whole grains, most fruits and vegetables) should be used.
  7. You can add up the amount / total weight of carbohydrates in the food you eat or count the portions of carbohydrates in meals / snacks.
  8. A serving is an amount of food that contains 15 grams of carbohydrates (one average slice of bread, one medium-sized orange, and half a cup of oatmeal).
  9. Carbohydrates are starchy substances and sugars in food including natural sugars in food.
  10. Some of the carbohydrates are: bread, crackers, cereals, carbonated juices, liqueurs, energy drinks, lentils, chickpeas, beans, pasta, rice, grains, quinoa, buckwheat, couscous, milk, ice cream, milk creams for cakes, milk substitutes, snacks and sweeteners.


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