Carbohydrate makes the base of any diet; it is the primary source of fuel for the body, we have to fill ourselves sufficiently with carbohydrate to keep going throughout the day. Carbohydrates could be broadly divided into two categories; Simple carbohydrate and Complex carbohydrate.

Simple carbohydrates are very easily digested in the body; since their structure is not at all complicated they are very quickly pass through the digestive tract and get assimilated in the bloodstream to give energy to the body. For your reference Saaol must tell you that simple sugars are always on the sweeter side of taste, examples are sugar, honey, fruit juices, ice creams, ice candies, chocolates, candies, sweets, and some very sweet fruits.

Complex carbohydrates are the chain of three or more simple sugar molecules linked together. Long chains of sugar molecules are called starches. Since their structure are quite complex compared to simple sugar( as the name implies), hence the body require much more effort to digest that, in fact, some of the more complex carbohydrates do not get digested in the body at all, they just add bulk to the stool, making their clearance very easy from the body. A complex carbs is rich in all B-Vitamins (B1, B2, etc.) and iron.

Now, a question arises about what is wrong with the carbohydrate, as they seem to be doing only good to the body. The problem is basically with the nature of simple carbs that is ‘quick and easy to digest’. The body has the tendency to store all extra energy in the form of fat. If the body fails to utilize the instant energy provided by simple carbohydrates or if there was no requirement of that energy, then it quietly stores that in the body in the form of fat. If the consumption of simple carbohydrates becomes very often, then obviously the storage of fat would also become regular in the body. This will first of all lead to obesity followed by the disease associated with it, like diabetes, hypertension, joint pain, and the most important heart disease. Thus, it is very important to make a careful selection of the carbohydrates, to get benefit from them rather than getting harm. All our carbs should come from fruits not from their juices, vegetables, and salads, not from the clear soups, chapatti made with coarse cereals not from maida or very fine cereal, and traditionally made Indian foods and not from the junk or fast foods. Making these simple changes in the choice of carbohydrates can help you to eliminate all its harmful effects.

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