Flour and Sugar Is Not Good

Juice Your Greens

by O2Living Editorial Team @o2living
posted on May 11th 2012
Flour and Sugar Is Not Good

Carbohydrates (carbs), are where your body gets most of the fuel it needs for walking, yoga, dancing and digestion. In order to access that fuel, your body needs to break the carbs down and convert them to sugar known as glucose.  Through digestion your body will break down the carbs you consume.  

Carbs from legumes, vegetables, whole grains. candy bars convert into glucose.  All carbs are not equal! There are simple carbs such as cane sugar, beet sugar, corn sugar, honey syrup which are all made up of small sugar molecules or "simple sugars."  These sugars are digested quickly and often send a rush of glucose into your blood.  This experience sets off a sugar "HIGH' in your blood stream.  A short time later you experience a "CRASH" which leaves you feeling tired.  Quinoa, legume, fresh fruits  and vegetables are made up of much more complicated sugar molecules.  It's much harder for your body to break these complex sugars down to covert them to glucose. Digestion therefore takes longer and the sugars are released into your blood stream at a slow steadier pace.  The faster your body digests food the quicker you will return to food.  Foods that require work will leave you feeling hungry for longer and will be less likely to lead you to eat. When eating good carbs over bad carbs  think how much nutriton they provide. Fresh fruits and vegetable particularly juicing as your body is receiving a much higher quantity provide a host of essential nutrients, including vitamins, enzymes, minerals proteins and healthful carbs - stay with them and avoid the quick 'HIGH" - you will have much more energy.

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