Good Carbs and Bad Carbs
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Various forms of carbohydrate
affect blood glucose levels in different ways. The same amount
of carbohydrate from different foods may affect blood glucose
differently. For example white and brown rice have approximately
the same amount of carbohydrate, but white rice will cause your
blood glucose levels to rise faster than brown rice.
The aim is to choose carbohydrate foods that cause a slow,
steady release of glucose into the blood stream. These tips can
help you towards that goal:
Choose carbohydrates containing soluble fiber as these can help
slow the release of glucose. The best sources of soluble fiber
are fruits, vegetables, oat bran, barley, dried beans and peas.
The physical form of the carbohydrate food (whether it is solid,
puree, or liquid), can influence the rate of glucose release.
Choose solid forms of food, rather than liquid - for example,
choose oranges instead of orange juice. In general, the more
refined the food substance, the quicker the release of glucose
into the blood stream.
Choose raw carbohydrate foods
rather than cooked ones, and whole-foods rather than processed
foods. These are generally more slowly absorbed, even though the
carbohydrate content is often the same.
Avoid carbohydrate foods high in
simple sugars, such as white bread, cookies and candies as these
will speed up the release of glucose.
Taken From CalorieKing.com