Overweight people and dedicated slimmer’s can benefit from knowing more about carbohydrates especially if they have high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure.
Doctor Maasarani’s, BBC article explains the 3 different types of carbs as BEIGE, WHITE, GREEN.
Starch, sugar and fibre.
Carbohydrates food provide us with energy.
BEIGE CARBOHYDRATES – Bread, pasta, potatoes and rice are beige carbs which are not healthy.
WHITE CARBOHYDRATES – Also best avoided. Sugary foods, fizzy drinks, sweets, biscuits and processed refined foods.
Most of the starch and sugar in the beige and white carbs are broken down to glucose which is then used up as energy, the rest is stored as fat.