Thursday, April 30, 2009

What is a Bad Carb?

Dear Healthcare Lady,
I am learning about low carb dieting but I do not understand about "bad carbs". What does this mean. Bev

Dear Bev,

The best way to describe bad carbs is with a list: white flour, refined sugar, and white rice. Basically, refined and processed foods that are created for quick and easy preparation. Refined carbs digest so quickly that they cause blood sugar surges that lead to weight gain and other health troubles. Unfortunately, refined sugars do have an adverse affect on individuals with type1 or type 2 diabetes.

Living a low carb lifestyle will benefit you but be sure to make healthy choices from all the food groups.

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