We are referring to refined carbohydrates, those that contain ’empty calories’, let me explain further:
In nature, sugars and carbohydrates – the ENERGY providers – are linked together with vitamins, minerals, enzymes, proteins, fat and fiber – the bodybuilding and digestion regulating components of the diet.
The whole form of sugars and starches (complex carbohydrates) have vitamins and minerals in abundance, whereas refined carbohydrates call on the bodys own store of vitamins and minerals, enzymes to be properly metabolized.
Only in the last century has the human diet included a high percentage of refined carbohydrates. Our ancestors ate fruits and grains in their whole unrefined state.
Consumption of refined carbohydrates (for example: white flour, sugar and rice) may be likened to drawing on your savings account – if continued withdrawals are made without new funds put in, the account will eventually become depleted!
An overdrawn system is not a healthy one! If not already, it will soon lead to an extensive list of symptoms and disease including weight gain, obesity, joint pain, allergies, reduced immunity, depression, headaches, chronic fatigue etc..
Spend a little more time in the kitchen preparing nutritious meals – if you want to take control of your health and fitness but your current schedule allows no time to do this, it is certainly time to start re-examining your priorities!
Learn to make brown rice – it’s delicious/nutritious and can be used to make wonderful salads!
Reduce consumption of fruit juice/soft drinks – they offer nothing more than a spike in your blood sugar whilst leading to an overdrawn system
Purchase some nourishing veggies, such as: carrots, zucchini, onion, broccoli, beets, chard. Try some of them in a warming soup this winter …and keep some leftovers for lunch tomorrow.