Processed Carbs and The Body

Not all carbs are created equal. Processed carbs is nothing more than empty calories. They have been stripped away of mostly all of the beneficial nutrients and natural fibers that your body needs for nourishment along with  spiking your blood sugar quickly and  stimulating insulin response. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention these excess of simple carbs, like sugar and white flour, contribute to weight gain, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.  Americans on average consume daily 239 (for women) and 335 (for men) empty calories a day just from the added sugars.

When you begin to start reading labels you will notices thinks like the word, “enriched” this was created to fool you into thinking that the product is okay to eat. What the manufacturers has actually done was chemically added  certain nutrients back in to processed carbs with synthetic vitamins that can’t even compare to the naturally-occurring beneficial nutrients and natural fibers in whole foods.

In a study published in the “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition” in February 2006, researchers analyzed the negative effects of processed carbs on 932 health men and women. Participants who ate  Low-glycemic carbs showed a radical control of their  blood sugar spikes, better cholesterol levels and no increase in inflammation.

Inflammation can become your enemy when its been associated with leptin resistance, which is thought to be a major factor for obesity.  Also when you have chronic inflammation in your body your immune system goes into a protection mode because it doesn’t recognize these fake foods and it feels its under attack.

Chronic inflammation has been linked to major disease like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, depression, and Alzheimer’s.

This constant cycle can also set you up for metabolic syndrome and in-return begin to store harmful belly fat around you midsection giving you a lovely muffin top.

Your  body adapts to what your feeding it,  the nutrients that are supplied are being  processed differently and are sent to where its need. Just like a car, each item has its own function and you can run a car efficiently without every part working as it should.  The proteins, fats, and carbs are all converted into fuel using many different metabolic processes. Our bodies were not designed to eat foods like refined sugar, high fructose corn syrup, cereal, bread, potatoes and pasteurized milk products.

Simple carbohydrates like white bread, regular pasta, and desserts are easily broken down by the body, which means that they also easily increase our blood sugar,” says Frances Largeman-Roth, RDN, a nutritionist in New York City.

You see when your feed your body carbohydrates it will break it down and convert most of it into the sugar glucose. Glucose is then absorbed into the bloodstream, and with the help of a hormone called insulin it travels into the cells of the body where it can be used for energy. If there is any leftover glucose and more than the liver can hold it will be won’t be wasted. Your body will turn it into fat for overall storage for later use. You see if you dont have an overload of carbohydrates your body can and will run mainly on fats. We’ve been spoon fed by mainstream medical organizations to believe that glucose is the preferred fuel of our metabolism but actually it is fat for fuel that is the key to ideal  health. Nutritional Ketosis is actually a proven powerful method to burn fat for fuel  instead of sugar for fuel.  When you burn fat for fuel you increase your energy, improve your mental clarity and sharpness, keeps your blood sugar stabilized,  begin to balance your hormones, decrease inflammation, Increases levels of HDL Cholesterol ( the good cholesterol) , lowers your blood pressure, fights against  Metabolic Syndrome and helps to clear your skin. One hour after consuming refined carbs your Blood sugar levels drop and signals the brain that its needs to be stimulated again by more refined carbs.

There are  two main forms of carbohydrates:

  1. Simple carbohydrates which are  foods such as fructose, glucose, and lactose. These carbs are easily and quickly utilized for energy by the body because of their simple chemical structure, often leading to a faster rise in blood sugar and insulin secretion from the pancreas – which can have negative health effects.
  2. Complex carbohydrates which are foods contain fiber, vitamins and minerals, and they take longer to digest

We’ve been lied to again by  American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Diabetes Association, and other mainstream medical organizations. Eating complex carbs should not spike your blood sugar and it also should be healthy for us to consume.  Normal blood sugar and insulin levels are vital to keeping our bodies healthy. 

You dont get fat from eating good fats. In Dr. Richard Johnson, latest book, The Fat Switch,  has proven by in his research that fructose activates a key enzyme, fructokinase, which in turn activates another enzyme that causes cells to accumulate fat. Another fabrication by the mainstream medical organizations that has been proven wrong about diet and obesity.

In 1931, German physician Dr. Otto Warburg discovered that cancer cells have a fundamentally different energy metabolism compared to healthy cells – a discovery that won him the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.

Warburg discovered cancer cells are primarily fueled by the burning of sugar anaerobically, and that most cancer cells do not have the metabolic flexibility to survive without sugar. A New York Times article notes:

T]he Warburg effect is estimated to occur in up to 80 percent of cancers. [A] positron emission tomography (PET) scan, which has emerged as an important tool in the staging and diagnosis of cancer works simply by revealing the places in the body where cells are consuming extra glucose.

In many cases, the more glucose a tumor consumes, the worse a patient’s prognosis.”

Your body needs good carbs ( complex carbs)  not bad processed simple carbs like grains, sugars and fake foods.

Complex carbs will take longer for your body to digest so it will have  less of a spiking effect on your blood sugar.

Typical daily intake of good carbs ( complex carbs)  can vary between 30 to 150 grams a day, and it all depends on if your are fat adapted to burn ketones ( fat for fuel) and the amount of exercise you do. We are all individuals and each one of us are unique with our own metabolic and nutrition efficiency needs.  We must begin to listen, become accountable and understand where our body are struggling to begin weight-loss and becoming healthier. There is no secret magical pill. it does take discipline, commitment and action. You cannot , no matter how hard you try do growth work for another person. This is your choice to decide to better your life and become healthy. Eating well isn’t boring nor bland. Once you learn how to eat to nourish your body you are going to feel so much better.

Audrey Childers is a 10x published author, blogger and investigative journalist with over a decade of experience in research and editorial writing. She has the natural skills for digging deeply into arguments and making compelling statements for the world to read. Along with being the creator and founder of the website the Where you can find great tips on everyday living with hypothyroidism. She enjoys raising her children and being a voice for optimal human health and wellness. You can also Click on these links and  find some of her published works : A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty, Reset your Thyroid, The Ultimate guide to healing hypothyroidism and  A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty: the slow cooker way. You can find all these books on Amazon.  This blog may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.


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