Health - Wellness
Why You Should Reconsider Carbs In
Your Diet
By KIMBERLY SMITH
If you're struggling on a low-carb diet, it might be time to reconsider adding them back in, as the secret to carbs comes down to choosing the right ones. The best carbs are complex or whole, as opposed to simple or refined.
Complex, whole carbs are healthier because they contain fiber, which slows down the digestion process, ultimately slowing the release of glucose in the bloodstream. Fruits, vegetables, oatmeal, beans, and rice are just a few examples of complex carbs.
On the other end of the spectrum are simple (refined) carbs, which cause blood sugar levels to spike and fall quickly, according to Healthline. White bread, pastries, candies, and cookies are examples of simple carbs.