Good Carbs and Bad Bad Carbs

Today’s topic is carbs. Do you know exactly what a carb (carbohydrate) is? Well here is the definition from my iPhone. 

Carbohydrate- any if a large group of organic compounds occurring in foods and living tissues and including sugars, starch, and cellulose. They contain oxygen and hydrogen in the same ratio as water (2:1) and typically can be broken down to release energy in the animal body.

iPones are very useful huh!?! Carbs are molecules in foods that are broken down to give our bodies energy…..oh yeah! 

Did you pay attention in biology? I remember this now… 

Now to break it down even more. There are good carbs (such as whole wheat, fruit and vegetables) and there are bad carbs (such as sugars, white bread, juice with added sugar, soda, white rice/pasta. All the good stuff!!!)

The difference between the two is that good carbs have fibers and starch that take longer to absorb and digest into your body making you feel full and energized because you haven’t run out of energy yet. Making a daily routine of eating foods from this category prevents chronic diseases.

On the flip side, bad carbs found in the checkout isle of your local grocery store (candy, sodas, and chips) are easily digested and your body quickly absorbs all of the energy from these types of food. Sugar diabetes, heart diseases, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure are just some of the chronic diseases caused by unhealthy eating.


In conclusion, it is very important to pay attention to your carb intake especially after the age of 22 or 23. Your body will love you for making the right eating choices.

Daryl Johnson



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