Complex carbohydrates, i.e. carbohydrates from bread, rice, pasta, pizza, legumes, baked goods such as crackers and biscuits, but also more natural complex carbohydrates such as potatoes or other types of tubers.
What do they have in common?
The fact of containing starches , or complex sugars that our body breaks down into simple sugars, is often the basis of our diet.
But be careful! Complex carbohydrates do not necessarily mean healthier than fruit, which instead provides us with simple sugars. And it does not mean that they are all dietary, that is, healthy and suitable for proper nutrition.
Let’s take some examples.
Whole grains contain complex carbohydrates and fiber, but they don’t always have a low glycemic index.
They often have a glycemic index of just under or even equal to their refined variants.
Another important aspect is the digestion of complex carbohydrates .
There are those who do not digest some whole foods well, while those who cannot digest tubers, potatoes in the first place.
Who has problems with gluten.
Those who are sensitive to lectins, antinutrients found in legumes, tubers, whole grains.
In this article we look at the complex carbohydrates to choose for a healthy diet.
With the following characteristics.
- With reduced glycemic impact.
- With better digestibility.
- More satiating.
Here are the products that I can recommend for those who do not want to give up carbohydrates, but want to make quality and health choices.