Focal Points of Nutrition: Low Glycemic Carbohydrates
Posted Aug 19 2009 6:32pm
Carbs often get a bad rap. The reality is that a well-chosen carb is an important part of a healthy, balanced diet. A diet completely void of carbohydrates will leave you drained and not give you enough energy for a proper BOOTCAM619 workout. Therefore, when you eat your carbs, it is imperative to choose wisely. The focus should be on low-glycemic index carbs.Carbohydrates provide fuel for the body that it needs not only for physical activity, but also proper organ function. Low glycemic carbs are those that burn more slowly in the body and have less of a boost to blood sugar.These carbs are generally whole, not processed, such as whole wheat products, like pasta and breads, oatmeal and sweet potatoes. Their less desirable counterparts, like white pasta and breads, cream of wheat and white potatoes, will cause a spike to blood sugar and make fat-burning more difficult.