Everyone always says, eat "high quality carbs" or "high quality proteins". Can we get examples of these?? And what are "low quality" carbs and proteins, so we can differentiate?
Everyone always says, eat "high quality carbs" or "high quality proteins".
Can we get examples of these?? And what are "low quality" carbs and proteins, so
we can differentiate?
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Examples of High quality Carbs & proteins
High quality carbohydrates are carbohydrates that should be able to provide enough energy without causing a significant rise in blood sugar levels also known as the glycemic index. High quality carbohydrates will include typically fruits and vegetables, oatmeal and whole grains.
High quality proteins are found in foods that are rich in proteins but low in the amounts of saturated fats and cholesterol. Such foods include both plant sources; Green beans, peanuts, lentils and animal sources of high quality protein include fish, skinned chicken and prawns. It must be known that the plant sources of protein are far healthier than those from animal sources as most of the animal sources will still have some amount of cholesterol and some fats.
The importance of high quality carbohydrates in diet
High quality carbohydrates play several important roles for health. They provide the antioxidants necessary for mopping up excess free radicals in the body that
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