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How to Choose The Right Carbs

There has been a lot of controversy about carbohydrates and whether or not we should eat them. Well, the bottom line is that we can actually eat carbs, BUT we have to make sure that we are eating the right carbs. We do need carbs seeing that they are the fuel for our body’s energy production system.…

3 Reasons Why Carbohydrates Make You Fat

3 Reasons Carbohydrates Are Making Us Fat

The common misconception that “fat makes you fat” has been well-proven to not be entirely true. Instead, research has shown that the real culprit behind weight-gain is carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are found in many of the foods that we eat on a daily basis. Carbs are found in all kinds of food that range from cereals,…

High Cholesterol: What You Need To Know

  What is Cholesterol? When we hear cholesterol – we think of fatty foods. The truth is that fatty foods are not what cause high cholesterol. While these foods may contain cholesterol, 75% of the cholesterol in your body is actually produced by your own liver. When cholesterol is maintained at a normal level, it…

How Carbs Are Making You Fat

How Carbs Are Making You Fat

You know that carbs are the reason you gain weight. You know that you should eat less of them. But still, you find it hard to say no to a creamy piece of chocolate cake or a big cheesy pizza. The fact of the matter is that it does not matter what carbs you eat,…

How Carbohydrates Affect Cholesterol Levels

How Carbohydrates Affect Cholesterol Levels

Cholesterol levels are easily influenced by what you put in your mouth. Not all carbs affect cholesterol in the same way. Some may cause your cholesterol to go up severely, while others may actually help control it. Carbs that cause cholesterol levels to rise are usually refined carbs. When we consider these, we can look…

Limit Carbohydrates to Lose Weight

Limit Carbohydrates to Lose Weight

Eating carbohydrates is the fastest way to get fuel to your body which it can use as energy. However, this also has a negative side, as this quick energy delivery causes a spike in your blood sugar levels. When you cut out most of your carbohydrates in your diet, it can help you maintain more…

Carbohydrates and Cholesterol

Carbohydrates and Cholesterol

It has been long believed that cholesterol is caused by fat, and not by carbs. However, recent research seems to prove otherwise. Carbohydrates seem to follow a certain sequence of steps which cause higher levels of cholesterol: Step 1: Carbohydrates can increase triglycerides which cause very low-density lipoprotein particles (VLDL) to be produced in the…

What are Healthy Carbs?

What are Healthy Carbs?

There are types of carbohydrates, namely simple carbohydrates and complex carbohydrates. Simple carbohydrates are those that are quickly converted into energy, but come with the side effect of a blood sugar spike followed by a big blood sugar drop. Complex carbohydrates on the other hand take are turned into energy more slowly, but don’t cause…

Limiting Carbohydrates for Weight Loss

Limiting Carbohydrates for Weight Loss

  Eating carbohydrates is the fastest way to get fuel to your body which it can use as energy. However, this also has a negative side, as this quick energy delivery causes a spike in your blood sugar levels. When you cut out most of your carbohydrates in your diet, it can help you maintain…

Carbohydrates and Cholesterol

Carbohydrates and Cholesterol

It has been long believed that cholesterol is caused by fat, and not by carbs. However, recent research seems to prove otherwise. Carbohydrates seem to follow a certain sequence of steps which cause higher levels of cholesterol: Step 1: Carbohydrates can increase triglycerides which cause very low-density lipoprotein particles (VLDL) to be produced in the…