Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates, also known as carbohydrates.

Briefly and simply, the main function of carbohydrates is provide power, not all carbohydrates are the same, but let's divide them into just two groups, the simple and complex.

Simple ones like dextrose, table sugar, etc. are sugars from fast absorption, that is, they enter the body fast, causing a spike in energy, but short term, while the complexes promote a more energy release long and sustained, satiating for longer and keeping energy stable during the day.

Both have the same caloric value of 4Kcal / gram, both can be used in a healthy diet, but the complexes should always be privileged mainly for their sustained release of energy, no one wants to be exhausted halfway through the workout, no one wants to be hungry after 1 hour after eating.

EXAMPLES

Simple carbohydrates : Table sugar, Dextrose, Fruit, honey, white bread, etc.

Complex carbohydrates : Oatmeal, Brown Rice, Beans, Wholemeal Bread, etc.

As a rule, simple hydrates are sweet, sweeter than complex ones (There are exceptions, sweet potatoes for example), and are the most consumed nowadays.
A good time to consume them is after intense training in order to recover quickly, apart from this time, always try to opt for complex carbohydrates.

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