What's a carb?

What’s a Carb?


What’s a Carb?


All food or liquid consists of Protein, Carbohydrates, or Fat.  These are MacroNutrients-the big stuff.  Proteins are meats, eggs, fish.  Fats are nuts and seeds-things like avocados, almonds, macadamia nuts, pecans, but not peanuts-peanuts are a legume-not a nut.  Just because the word nut is in it doesn’t make it a nut.  Leading to another common myth-Fat makes you fat.  Wrong!  Dietary fats do not make you store adipose tissue on your body-this means make you fat(ter).  Carbs do.  Now we need some carbs, as they’re a great energy source, but too much/many carbs and the excess is stored as...you guess it-FAT!  Carbs are basically everything else: fruits, vegetables, bread, grain, pasta, jelly, soda, fruit juice, doughnuts, lettuce, and many others.  Starch...Carb; Alcohol...Carb; Cheetos...Carb; Salsa...Carb; Cookies...Carb; Sugar...Carb. If it’s not a Protein, or a Fat, then it’s a Carb.



 

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