What are carbohydrates?
Do you really want to go without carbohydrates?
Some of the best foods in the world are high, or have carbohydrates. Just consider some of the wonderful foods you would have to stop if you decide to remove carbs from your diet:
- Mango – This delicious fruit is ultra-high in carbohydrates. But the mango is also rich in Vitamin C. It just doesn’t make sense to take both nutrients from your body.
- Cereal – Personally, a bowl of Corn Flakes just “hits the spot” at certain times. But that pesky no carb diet says no to cereal.
- Corn – Corn has kept America running strong for decades. Suddenly, “experts” tell us corn is bad… Things like corn syrup and such have made corn the evil, carb-filled crop. But, will these same experts start riding bicycles and stop driving cars? Because, their automobiles need corn. That is where Ethanol comes from.
- Wraps – It is hysterical when a person actually assumes that by changing to a wrap from a normal sandwich bread, they will cut down on carbs. Guess what, that wrap has more carbohydrates than the bread you would have used.
- All bread items – Our forefathers ate bread at every meal. And now we are told it is bad, and fattening. Really?
- Pasta – Try to tell the Godfather he can’t have pasta and you just may find a horse’s head in your bed.
- Bananas – Just like the mango, are we really going to take away the high fiber, B6, potassium and manganese content from our systems just because bananas have high carb levels?
- French fries – Sure, we probably don’t need french fries and yes, they are probably loaded with carbs, but can you really bypass the temptation of grabbing a few and popping them into your mouth?
Advocating For Both Sides Of The Debate
- A low-carb diet can be healthy. The main take away is that if a person does remove many of the “refined” carbs and not adding extra sugar, it can be a huge benefit to their health and well being. But, not every person has the willpower to follow that protocol.
- We have bodily organs that require glucose. Our system demands a certain glucose level to operate efficiently. Our bodies have become adapted to attaining that glucose from carbohydrates. Now, the body will get that glucose from fat if carb levels are low, but it is imperative that your glucose levels always stay within optimal levels.