Why You Should Avoid Simple Carbs

By Darlene Alexander

A couple months ago, I spoke to someone that attends the same church as I do. I wanted his input on what he thought about the GotX energy drink sample I gave him. He starting talking about how he was trying to watch his diet and stay away from energy drinks. The main reason was because most energy drinks contain what you call simple carbohydrates, sugar, and caffeine. Though GotX has no carbs, sugar, or caffeine, he didn’t want it to boost his heart rate.

The point he was trying to make was that carbohydrates enter into the bloodstream and will convert into fat, and that fat will cause problems with blood flow and may also cause blood clots. Carbs turn into energy, but if not used (meaning exercising or other physical activities) it turns into fat. He said, with his poor eating habits, being overweight, means he must watch his carbohydrate intake. The type of food he said he was eating was fried chicken, burgers, fries, among the few and he would down that with soda or juice.

This is an example of what happens when people take in simple carbohydrates. Simple carbs can be found in foods such as: burgers, chips, noodles, and fried chicken. They’re found in your favorite sweet treats like ice cream, cake, candy. Lastly they’re found in drinks like coffee, soda, juice, milk. Simple carbs can quickly turn into fat. And that fat can take its toll on your health. Simple carbs can also lower your energy levels in a few hours after intake, and can decrease your alertness.

Plain and simple, simple carbs are not the way to go for a healthy body. That’s why athletes, models and body builders are good at what they do, for they are disciplined in eating healthy at all times, and staying away from junk food and snacks. So if you’re looking to get in shape, live longer, and stay healthy, think twice before you make that next stop to Burger King.

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