Simple Carbs Vs Complex Carbs

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Carbohydrates or carbs are fibre, starches or sugar found in fruits, vegetables, grains and dairy products. Carbs are the body's main source of energy needed for physical activities, proper
function of the brain, cells, tissues and also proper operation of the organs.
Most people believe that carbs are bad for you as they are likely to cause weight gain when consumed, forgetting that any class of food eaten in excess actually leads to weight gain.
Carbohydrates comprises of Simple carbs and Complex carbs.

Simple Carbs

Simple carbs are made up of few sugar molecules which are easily broken down by the body and used up as energy. Examples of simple carbs includes:
  • Cakes
  • Soda
  • Rice
  • White bread 
  • White pasta
  • Energy drinks 
  • Pastries and desserts 
  • Sugar
  • Candy
  • Packet juice
Complex Carbs

These carbs contains hundreds of sugar molecules and they require a longer period of time to break down before being converted to glucose. They include:
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Leafy vegetables 
  • Whole wheat bread 
  • Wheat pasta
  • Corn
  • Beans
  • Brown rice
  • Oatmeal 
When incorporating carbs in your meals, it's advisable you go for complex carbs as they are slow to digest, thereby keeping you full most part of the day rather than going for simple carbs which digests easily and results to Hunger. 
Don't let the society/modern diet trend (anti-carbs) prevent you from fueling your body with foods that gives it energy (carbs), instead practice portion control. 




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