Good Carbs VS Bad Carbs

In the few past year, the word “carbohydrate” has been touted as feared food for diets but some of them have also been promoted as a healthful food associated with lower risk of  chronic disease. As we know that carbohydrates are the most widely eaten food in the world because they are the most efficiently to produce the energy for your body. They can be used right away for your body or convert them into the fat that can use later. Well, actually carbs are not bad for you. They provide you energy and give you some phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals that necessary for your health. But, choosing the wrong carbs are very harmful and can be leading to obesity, cancer, high cholesterol, heart attack and the other serious diseases. Basically there are two types of carbohydrates “the good carb” and “the bad carb”.

Good Carbohydrate Foods

Good Carbohydrate Foods are the complex carbohydrates that still in their natural state that have not been processed / altered by machine or people. They are generally rich in fiber that will give you energy over longer in period of time and give you a sense of feeling full. Good carbohydrate foods have low glicemic index (GI) that will stabilize your blood sugar levels and insulin production.  Moreover, they are nutritious, rich in vitamins, phytonutrients, minerals which in turn are required for healthy body and prevent the chronic disease. The sources of good carbohydrates including the following :

Bad Carbohydrate Foods

Bad Carbohydrate Foods are the simple carbohydrates that usually found in refined food or processed food. These foods lack of nutritional benefits because all or most of their natural nutrients and fibers removed in order to make them easier to transport and consumer friendly. Moreover, they are broken down so quickly in the body that make you feel hunger faster. Bad carbohydrate foods have high glicemic index (GI) which can cause your blood sugar levels spike. Preservatives, colorings, and flavorings are generally loaded.

The sources of bad carbohydrates including the following :


White rice, white bread, white pasta

Soft drink / soda

Refined sugar

Artificial syrup