Finally Understanding Carbohydrates Part 2
In the first part, we have already summarized what really matters when it comes to carbohydrates. Since this topic is so important for a balanced diet, we’ll shed some light on it for you in this 2nd part.
Our brain has not yet adapted to the large amount of carbohydrates
Walk into a supermarket today and carbohydrates are ubiquitous. Pasta, flour, rice, puddings, sauces, convenience products, sweets, snacks … they’re all dripping with it.
No one has to make any more effort for this. On the contrary, the challenge is to find something without carbohydrates in the mass of food.
So keep your eyes peeled – carbohydrates are among the mandatory information on foods, so after all, it’s easy to look up which food is high in carbohydrates and how.
The years-long trend of labeling fats as fatteners hasn’t made it any better. How do you think the diet industry gets food tasty without fat? Of course, with carbohydrates mostly in the form of hidden sugar.
We hardly ever eat food as it comes directly from nature. ” Processed food” is the name given to all foods that have been processed by humans in some way. It starts with ground grain and ends with frozen pizza. This food is bursting with carbohydrates and unhealthy fatty acids. Proteins and vital substances degenerate into a minor matter. The relationship between energy and building blocks gets completely out of kilter.
So it’s not the carbohydrates per se that are a problem, but the excess of them in relation to the good fats, vital substances and proteins.
To combat this carbohydrate power, you will find an assortment of vital substances, proteins and healthy omega 3 fats at Viptamin.
Of course, you can now sit back and wait a few centuries until our brain has adapted to the new conditions and no longer rewards us for eating carbohydrates. Eventually, your offspring will get to the point where you are no longer rewarded for carbohydrate intake with instant feelings of happiness.
Evolution takes time and that’s a good thing, because otherwise every short-term change would basically reprogram us and much of it would have been unnecessary in the long run.
What can you do to improve this situation?
- Be careful not to consume empty carbohydrates. Just skip the bread, pasta and rice.
- Instead, replace empty calories with foods that contain carbohydrates along with healthy fats, vital substances or proteins : Nuts instead of chips or vegetables and fruit instead of chocolate. Millet, quinoa or oats instead of wheat. Buckwheat instead of rice.
- Increase their share of proteins and vital substances: eat more vegetables or legumes, for example. Also, supplementing your diet with our multi-preparations restores balance in your diet.
- Replace saturated fatty acids with monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Eat more fish and more nuts, use olive oil and canola oil instead of lard or sausages, and reduce animal fats.
- Dare to experiment and have one meal a day without carbohydrates, preferably the evening meal. This way you relieve your blood sugar level, sleep better and wake up in the morning without hunger.