Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates and Weight Gain

Carbohydrates are a sugar that can be derived from some plants and even animals and is usually found in the form of a vegetable or in the form of some food products such as bread.

Carbohydrates are a non-protein substance that is made up of a combination of glucose and insulin, is found in almost all plant cells and is used as a source of energy.

A carbohydrate is digested by the pancreas first before being absorbed by the bloodstream. The word “carbohydrate” derives from the Greek word kerasioum which means “little rock.” Carbohydrates are important for our bodies for a variety of functions including energy production, maintenance of blood glucose levels, regulation of our appetite, weight loss, etc.

 

Carbohydrates can be found in three main forms in the diet: complex carbohydrates, simple carbohydrates, and fiber-rich foods. The primary difference between carbohydrates is that simple carbohydrates are broken down into simple sugars while complex carbohydrates are not.

Simple carbohydrates are generally bad for you because they tend to raise blood sugar levels quickly and may also cause weight gain. In contrast, complex carbohydrates are generally good for you in that they take longer to break down into sugar, but they do not raise blood sugar levels as quickly as simple carbohydrates do. There is a great deal of different kinds of carbohydrates available in the diet and you should choose them wisely. For example, whole grains are a healthy addition to your diet and can help you lose weight.

While carbohydrates are important for a healthy diet, they can also cause weight gain if you over indulge or eat the wrong kinds of carbohydrates. In addition, there are certain kinds of carbohydrates that are better than others when it comes to causing weight gain, especially those carbohydrates that are processed (for example, refined grains) because these processed carbohydrates are harder to break down into nutrients in the body. Finally, carbohydrates can affect blood sugar levels and therefore cause weight gain in people with diabetes and in people who eat too many carbohydrates. Therefore, you should choose carbohydrates wisely and make sure that you are getting the right amount of carbs in your diet.