Eating Well is Jiu-Jitsu: Good Carbohydrates

The so-dreaded carbohydrate consumption became a legend, and now we all know about the importance of having a balanced diet based on carbohydrates, proteins and good fats. Carbohydrates are our energy source, the essential fuel for our body to function well and to help us to perform our day-to-day routine.


Cutting 100% carbohydrates off your diet can be detrimental not only for your health but also for your well-being. The consumption of this kind of food in the right amount and with the right choices can bring many benefits to you. So, look for a professional to provide the correct guidance according to your needs.

The carbohydrates you should avoid are known as “simple carbohydrates”. What makes these the “bad ones” is the speed at which they are digested by the body. This type of carbohydrate is digested quickly, and this leads to a not so good effect on our blood insulin levels. Examples of simple carbohydrates are: soda, sweets, white bread, white rice, and basically any sugary or highly processed foods.

The opposite is known as complex carbohydrates (slow digestion) and they are the type of carbohydrates that should comprise most, if not 100% of our daily carbohydrate consumption. Some of these carbohydrates sources are:

Brown rice 

Oats tipos-carboidratos-complexos

Cereal Bars 

Fiber cookies

Whole cereals 

Unpeeled fruit 

Beans, lentils and chick peas

Sweet Potato

Wholemeal pasta


Wholemeal/brown bread


Now that you know all about it, just make the right choice!

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This article has only an informative purpose and has no intention to replace professional guidance. The use of vitamins and supplements can offer you great results, but before using any product, we strongly recommend you to visit a Nutritionist, Doctor, or other specialist for an analysis and follow-up.

Source (in Portuguese): / CorpoaCorpo

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