Carbohydrates can be simple or complex. Reviews by expert nutritionists as seen on reviewsbird.co.uk show that they can be further categorized into refined simple carbohydrates (such as table sugar), natural simple carbohydrates (such as lactose in milk and fructose in fruits), complex refined (such as white flour) and natural complex (such as whole grains and beans).
A low-carb diet determines the type and amount of carbohydrates you eat. There are tons of diets and health related companies that review and make researches on weight loss through dieting. We carefully compared their opinions and came up with this article.
Complex carbohydrates (starchy) are converted into simple sugars during digestion, then, they are absorbed into the bloodstream, and are known as blood sugar (glucose). In general, complex carbohydrates are digested more slowly and have less effect on the blood sugar level. Complex carbohydrates naturally control bulk and perform other functions in the body besides providing energy.
High blood sugar levels trigger the body to produce insulin. The body uses some glucose to generate energy for all body activities, such as jogging or simply breathing. Excess glucose is stored in the liver, muscles, and other cells for later use, or converted into fat.
The idea behind a low carbohydrate diet is to reduce carbohydrates, which leads to lower levels of insulin, so the body burns stored fats and provides the body with energy, thus leading to weight loss.
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