Monday, December 19, 2011
Carbs Are Bad
BULLSHIT! And I hate the word "Carbs" too. It's been awhile now, but the in-thing is to say "I don't eat carbs". Most of us living in US think carbohydrates are bad for our health.
When some use the word "Carbs" I wonder if they even know it's short for the word carbohydrate?
Carbohydrates supplies the body with the energy it needs. Your thought, "Jesus, this guy don't know shit" to your muscles contracting is done because of carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are the body's main source of fuel. Carbohydrates consists of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. It is carbon that makes life possible for all creatures.
Take the lowly potato. It is filled with vitamins and minerals, low in sodium and only 1% fat. Now, take that potato, process it by dropping it in oil and now a 1% fat vegetable becomes 50% fat. Not only is it a bad kind of fat, but it's 50 times what it was before it was processed. I'd like to do that with my money--process $10K into $500K in 10 minutes.
But then, what happens? The french fries get eaten and weight is gained. The potato is relegated as being unhealthy while a product that is 100% fat, no vitamins or minerals, and it's deemed a health food.
Carbohydrates can be split up into two simple categories, unrefined and refined. 75% to 90% of the carbohydrates consumed are refined. Refined, yes--it's bad. Unrefined, let it make up the majority of your diet.