january 7 , 2015
it's the bodys main sourse of energy.
what happenes to the body when you don't get enough complex carbohydrates
Carbohydrates are your body’s source of energy. It’s important to meet your daily carb needs to prevent unpleasant side effects. Low-carb diets, when coupled with an increase protein intake, are often effective for weight loss. However, a study published in a 2012 edition of “Physiology and Behavior” reports that the high-protein component of these weight-loss diets, not the low-carb component, is what causes weight-loss success.
what happens to the body when you eat to much complex carbohydrates.
Consuming too many simple carbs may lead to weight gain. Eating a food item loaded with simple carbohydrates, such as white rice or white bread, causes blood glucose to suddenly spike. This makes your pancreas release extra insulin to help cells absorb the glucose. Your body uses whatever glucose it needs right away and then stores the rest as glycogen in your liver and muscles, although you can only store a certain amount of glycogen. Insulin helps store any extra glucose that is not used right away and cannot be stored. Excess glucose is stored as fat, explains Dr. Barry Groves in Diabetes Health magazine. Over time, the extra fat storage can drastically increase your weight