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Does consuming a lot of carbs make you gain weight and have high blood sugar levels?

What kinds of carbs are healthy?

Is carbohydrate deprivation dangerous?

These are the questions that bother us the most, and as a result, we can’t decide if carbohydrates are beneficial or bad for us, especially those who have diabetes.

The needed carbohydrate intake

A typical person with a moderately active lifestyle should consume 2000 calories per day, of which 900 to 1300 calories can be obtained from carbohydrates, corresponding to 225 to 325 gms of carbohydrates per day.

So this is the number of carbohydrates that we require. Anything in excess of the appropriate amount of carbs can be stored as fat unless they are used through physical activity.

Does consuming a lot of carbs make you gain weight and have high blood sugar levels?

Insulin is released into the system when our bodies digest carbs. The higher the insulin levels, the more fat accumulation occurs, and some experts believe it also reduces the metabolic rate.

What kinds of carbs are healthy?

Complex carbs have a low Glycemic Index and are derived from fruits, vegetables, whole grains, brown rice, oats, legumes, lentils, and animal lean protein.

Simple Carbohydrates are carbs derived from white rice, bread, refined flour, candy, sugar, jam, and jellies that have a high Glycemic Index.

The lower the number, the less impact on your blood sugar.

When our bodies digest complex carbohydrates in addition to carbs, we get a lot of fiber. This type of carbohydrate does not have a high Glycemic index, resulting in a gradual release of insulin in your blood sugar. It also does not encourage fat storage.

Click here to know the Food Glycemic Index number Quantity

 

Why are carbs so crucial to us?

Carbohydrates are the primary source of energy. When we digest our meal, sugars and starches are broken down into simple sugars that are released into the bloodstream, where they are known as blood sugar (blood glucose). This enters our bodies with the help of insulin. It helps to invigorate our bodies and serves as fuel for all of our actions, with excess glucose deposited in the liver and muscles or converted to fat.

Lowers the risk of heart disease

According to researchers, dietary fiber from whole grains and whole foods lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease

type 2 diabetes, and obesity.

Factors of Risk

Carbohydrate restriction causes transient adverse effects such as

Headache and Constipation

Cramps in the muscles

If we stick to the same diet, our bodies will break down fat into ketones and use them as energy. This is known as ketosis. This results in an unpleasant breath.

In this low-carb diet, we actually take a high amount of protein and fat to replace carbs, this leads to cardiovascular diseases.

Instead of going on a low-carb diet to lose weight and control your blood sugar levels, choose the appropriate carbs, which are complex carbohydrates high in nutrients.

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