Do carbohydrates lead to vascular disease? One of the most common diseases in the United States is cardiovascular disease and so many people are afraid of carbohydrates. When most people think of carbohydrates they think it is all sugar and say ‘That can’t be good for me because sugar is not good for me’.
In this series of videos I am going to show you why that is not true! Carbohydrates come in many different forms, some good and some bad. Now it is up to you to educate yourself on how food affects YOUR body and make an educated decision about how to achieve optimal health.
What many people do not understand is that Carbohydrates are not the only macronutrients that plays a role in blood sugar and insulin levels. Protein and Fat can be more of a problem depending on your diet. In this next video I discuss the role each macronutrient plays in controlling your blood sugar and insulin levels.
In our last video of this series, I chat about the Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load of food and how these calculations can be interpreted for us. Should we look at the Glycemic Index on its own? Is the Glycemic Index an exact science? What should diabetics do to incorporate more fruit in their diet? Watch the video below for more!