4 forgotten facts about carbohydrates
I love the spring. The sun, warm air, flowers and green everywhere makes me feel so refreshed and new. Spring also makes me want to wear pretty dresses and other cute clothes. There is also something about spring that makes me want to eat lots more fruits and vegetables!
I love all types of vegetables and fruits. I call fruit “nature’s desserts”. Since fruits are naturally sweet, they can satisfy a sweet tooth without all the unnatural ingredients found in processed sweets. Fruits and vegetables provide essential nutrients to nourish our body and affect our health.
There is so much information out there about food that it can be hard to know what the truth is! As a Certified Health Education Specialist, I am responsible for researching for and using credible information as resources towards better health for the population.
That being said: it seems there is a myth about carbohydrates that have been going around for years. The myth is that carbohydrates are bad. That is so not true! So here are
4 forgotten facts about carbohydrates:
1.Carbohydrates are your body’s main source of energy.
Remember whole food carbs are not bad! Make sure you are getting the recommended daily amount, not eating too many calories than your body needs (calories are king – this will be another post) and eating natural whole foods. Foods that have come from the earth, as God designed it! This is part 1 of the nutrition series.
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Blake, JS, Munoz, KD, Volpe, S. Nutrition: from Science to You. second ed. Boston, MA: Pearson; 2014.
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Christina Leeman MPH, CHES, writer and health educator, emboldens women to be the She Who Honors God with her all - body, thoughts, words, actions.
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