Nutritional Values Of Some Common Carb Sources

Carbohydrates are the bodies preferred fuel source, DO NOT completely exclude them for health and well being. This said, Carbs can be manipulated to suit a toning and defining diet plan which isn't at the expense of your hard earned muscle. Carbs effect blood sugar levels and your hormonal response in different ways depending on the type of carb you consume. Simple sugars such as glucose will cause a sudden spike in blood sugars, consequently insulin levels spike which can encourage the storage of fat! A more complex carb such as porridge oats would cause a slower release of sugar meaning insulin levels do not rise so abruptly so that the energy released is used instead of stored. An article is to follow this regarding how you can look after your Carb intake, but for now here are some images to give you an idea on the Carb content of a few common foodstuffs:

 

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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