Are you confused about carbs?
PART 3: Complex carbs
When these carbs are made up of 2 or more units of sugar their funky name is ‘polysaccharides’, when these carbs have 3 to 10 units of sugar they can be called ‘oligosaccharides’.
Common day to day examples of complex carbs include: porridge oats, rice, pasta, bread, potatoes, and beans.
The key to complex carbs is in the name, as they are made up of many many units of sugar, this is what makes them ‘complex’.
This is why complex carbs take a lot longer to digest than simple carbs. This results in glucose being released slower & at a steadier rate than simple carbs.
Opting to fuel your body on complex carbs may help to provide stability in your blood sugar levels and potentially help with those cravings.
For example: a bowl of porridge oats will leave most people fuller for longer compared to a bowl of rice krispies.
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Tristan ‘carb lover’ Buttle.