It's safe to say we've ALL encountered the various types of carb sources at some point in our lives. Brown rice, white rice, sweet potato, normal potatoes, etc the list goes on. The amazing aspect of this is how the body reacts to these various food choices as soon as the breakdown of it begins; your teeth. Carbohydrates is considered your "fuel source", and like gasoline is to your vehicle, its important to fuel your body with the right carb sources to garuntee its performance during daily activities.
When working in conjunction with the appropriate Protein and Dietery fat sources, these Marco nutrients will provide the body the tools needed to go about its day. Carbs will be stored as Glucose, the body's fuel source during activities such as running, walking, even as little as talking, is pulled from the glucose that is the by product of carbohydrate consumption. Studies have shown that complex carbs (i.e. brown or whole grain items) gives the body the essential energy source to use, while an access of simple carbohydrates (i.e. white or sugar-processed carbs) may result in fat storage if the body does not utilize the glucose stored. Another carb source, Fibrous Carbs, are GOOD, since it has little-to-no impact on the body because of its high fiber content. Examples include; Brocoli, Aparagus, Spinach, Cauliflower, etc.
When putting together a nutrition plan, in relation to your health & wellness goals, it's important to associate rich fuel sources pulled from the complex & fibrosis carbohydrate groups. This will give the body sustainable energy throughout the day.
Limit yourself from the simple carbohydrate group. These majority starchy carbs are "empty energy" sources that'll likely result in body fat storage, which will take longer to burn during exercise, thus, longer to reach set goals.
**coming SOON, the glycemic index impact to your glucose & fat storage**