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Wellness Wednesday: CARBS

It's that time again! 
PART 3: CARBS.  First two of the macronutrients were: Protein and Fats (last 2 wellness blogs)

 

People think that if they cut out mean-bad-carbs they'll be all skinny. NOPE!  You'll just be tired, ornery, feel light-headed and feel/act "stupid".  Oh yes, and let's not forget HEINOUS breath.  And this is the superficial sh*t.  The real bummer is that if hangin out w that lame-ass keto concept (I clearly have some feelings behind this subject eh?), you'll also send your body into a state of ketosis (look it up) which will then send your body and brain into failure. #truth

 

3 BASIC DIETARY CARBS:

-sugars 

-starches

-fiber

 

CARBS ARE USED FOR:

-energy

-pancreas for insulin production (moves sugar from the blood into the cells

-feed the friendly bacteria

 

WHAT CARBS CAN YOU EAT? 

-ALL veggies

-Most fruits: apples, bananas, strawberries, all berries, 

-Legumes: lentils, kidney beans, peas etc

-Nuts: (little bits!) almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, peanuts, etc. 

-Seeds: chia (my fav!), pumpkin

-WHOLE grains: NOT enriched. Google bc this one is MASSIVE!  PURE grains. Quinoa, brown rice etc. If you don't read...Go to @wholefoods bc those nutrition-geeks KNOW their stuff! 

 

EASY WAY TO REMEMBER:
Any glucose not needed right away gets stored in the muscles and the liver in the form of glycogen. Once these glycogen stores are filled up, any extra gets stored as fat. 

 

AGAIN! This is where too much of a good thing is too much. 

I call it a "user error": it's YOUR fault if you're eating too many carbs thus, gaining weight. #jussayin. 

 

#oneminutewellness #thisisyou #thisisus #knowledgeispower

 

 

 

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