Are all carbs equal ?

Are all carbs equal. No, I don’t think so. For example a plate of deep fried chips vs a quinoa salad is a totally different kettle of “carbs”. The notion that quality of carbs plays a role is something to think about. Simba chips vs roasted corn. White or brown bread vs a half a cup of brown rice. Putu “pap” vs roasted butternut.

Quality certainly is a concept that should not be thrown out with the baby and the bath water.

Should one consume heaps of protein? No I don’t think so either a healthy portion remains a portion the size of one’s palm. Protein snacks instead of simple carb snacks are a good idea as they do definitely help to keep the blood sugar stable. An overload of protein in any form and bear in mind there are also quality proteins vs less high quality proteins, is dangerous for the body especially the kidneys.


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3 thoughts on “Are all carbs equal ?

  1. dray0308 August 13, 2015 at 1:21 pm Reply

    Great post. I try to get people to understand the foods they put in their body but so many simply do not want to listen. Personally is try to eat tons of fresh veggies and fruits and avoid red meat. Chicken, fish and nothing processed. I follow the 80/20 rule and common sense. Keep up the posts as so many need to hear!


    • drleethegp August 13, 2015 at 1:44 pm Reply

      Thanks so much for your feedback, agree, it is one thing to hear and a whole different concept to understand and apply

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