Carbohydrates: Whole vs Refined - What Is the Difference?
As a whole - finding the correct information regarding health and nutrition can be TRICKY because our bodies are such complex machines. There are many different views on what to eat for fat loss and a lot of focus on CARBS. So, should we eat them?
When should we eat them? Or are they actually correctly demonised?
Well, hang with me while I explain the reasons why such a debate might exist:
The dietary guidelines in Australia suggest almost half our diet should be made up of carbohydrates each day. The research also indicates that carbs may lead to obesity and type 2 diabetes and should be avoided at all costs.
Those who are hooked up on what the caveman used to eat will tell you that carbs will kill you. And those who are "Going Keto" or sticking to a Ketogenic diet will recommend you to reduce them to an absolute minimum if you are going to lose anything at all!
While there are many different thoughts on carbohydrates - our bodies absolutely need them to work well. They are an essential part of our calorie intake after sleeve gastrectomy or bypass surgery. One of the main reasons is that our BRAIN needs carbs for fuel and several other vital functions.