CARBOHYDRATES & GRAINSUncovering the truth behind years of dietary misinformation
Carbohydrate is an essential energy source…
Recently, however, there has been a bit of ‘carb confusion’ circulating the diet and health worlds. Some people say no-carb, some people say low-carb and others say eat all the carbs! In my opinion there are no hard and fast rules – even for any one person. Sometimes it will suit your body to eat less carbohydrates and other times more will be necessary. This can fluctuate along with your physical exertion and the amount of stress you experience in your life. Women and men need difference levels of carbs too.
What I want to teach you about is not how much carbohydrate you should be eating, but how to choose the best sources. Not all carbs are created equal and some foods are far superior carbohydrate sources than others.
Popular articles on carbohydrate and grains
In this article I want to dispel the myth that grains are a wholesome, healthy food. In part I we look at the nutritional profile of grains and why removing some of them from your diet is a healthy choice.
There is a big reason for the gluten free craze sweeping the world. Learn about this sticky protein and the damage it causes in this comprehensive post where we cover Coeliac disease and gluten intolerance. An article that your health won’t want you to miss!
Although grains are promoted as a dietary staple they contain many components that humans simply cannot digestion. Compounds such as lectins, phytates and saponins are designed to protect the grain and ensure survival of the species. But how does this go for humans? The answer is not so great. Understand how grains disrupt digestion in this quick guide.
There are a myriad of reasons why grains are not an appropriate staple in the human diet. Starting with why human digestive systems are not built for grains, this article explores some of the other physiological reasons why grains are not a health food and why other foods that have long been demonised should have a place in our diets.
Avoiding grains will have many health benefits. In today’s article I explore the macronutrient problems as well as the inflammatory components of grains. We also have a quick look at the environmental problems associated with farming huge monocrops like grains.
Different foods trigger a different hormonal response in the body with impacts on how we metabolise and utilise the energy from food. Sounds pretty complicated, but it is something important to get your head around! Failure to manage insulin and carbohydrate can result in a host of metabolic issues like diabetes and obesity.
Learn all about how insulin works they way it impacts weight loss and management in this easy-to-understand article.