Selen Dar

Muscle-Building Workout and Diet

(upbeat music) – When we think about eating
healthy some people think of carbs as a dirty word and
won’t eat them at all. But it’s a little bit
more involved than that. So today I am with Stephanie
from Food Wonderful. Stephanie, let’s first
talk about what exactly is a carb? – So carbohydrate food is
any food that is digested and becomes sugar. Carbohydrates are one of
three macro nutrients, so along with protein and
fat, carbohydrates provide the calories in our diet. Simple carbohydrates are
foods that have shorter chain sugars so they’re
digested very quickly, they get into our
bloodstream right away. Complex carbohydrates
have a longer chain sugar so they take a little bit
longer to digest and they usually give us more steady
energy throughout the day. – So Stephanie, a lot
of foods have carbs, but they’re not all the same. – That’s right. So our complex carbohydrates
like beans, whole grains, those foods are very nutritious,
they provide us fiber, B vitamins so we want
to eat those foods. And even our simple
carbohydrates like fruit have a lot of good nutrition,
so those are worthwhile to eat, as well. The foods that we want to
limit or eat more in moderation are those very sugary
foods, cookies, soda. – So really it’s not about
cutting carbohydrates out of your diet, it’s about
choosing the right ones. – That’s exactly right,
carbohydrates are an essential part of our diet. So when we start to replace
some of our less nutritious carbohydrate foods with some
of these great complex carbs, we find that we’ll
have more energy, we’ll have more nutrients,
and we’ll feel better through the day. – So today you’ve got a
great example of a recipe that we’re gonna cook that
is good carbohydrates. – That’s exactly right,
we’re making a vegan recipe which is a chick pea
sweet potato curry. – Mmm, yummy. (upbeat music) – Alright here’s our
ingredients for our curry. We have lots of great
sources of complex carbs. We have our sweet
potatoes, our chick peas, and our green peas. These foods will provide
carbohydrates and protein, too. – I love it, let’s make it. – First we’re gonna
add our onions. We’re gonna let these
saute for about 10 minutes. Add in our jalapeno
chile, garlic. We have some curry
power, some gara marsala, some paprika. Pour in our coconut milk. Our tomatoes. Basically as soon as
those spices are fragrant, the curry is ready to go. – I can’t wait to try it,
but I think the biggest take away is to not cut
carbs out of your diet completely, but choose the
best carbs for your body. – That’s exactly right. Food like this is gonna
keep us full and satisfied and give us great energy
for the entire day. – I love that, thank you so
much, I can’t wait to dig in. For Stephanie’s recipe or more
healthy eating information, just head to our website, Now let’s try this.

47 thoughts on “Understanding Carbs

  1. How are carbs essential if your body can
    A) survive without any carbs
    B) make its own glucose without dietary carbs?

    Perhaps swap the word essential with tasty 😉

  2. Recipe was VERY basic and rushed. I have no idea of the amounts used, or the time and heat needed to cook it.

  3. Hmmmm…Eat those “great complex carbs” are a no no if you want to lose weight. Chickpeas, sweat potatoes, green peas, etc WILL keep you fat. Eat 100% raw, low glycemic veggies and the lbs. fall off.

  4. Carbs are not essential. The history of humanity has more or less gone without carbohydrates. Unless you were lucky enough to live in a climate that produced some. Therefore carbohydrates are not necessary but we're prehistorically there to fatten up man before the Winter months. If you want to make your diet and weight much more simple, cut way back on the carbohydrates or just eat them seasonally like we used to. I do agree with you that not all carbohydrates are created equal and it is important to choose wisely when eating them.👍

  5. I have been taking this fat loss plan “Yamzοkο Weebly” (Google it) for a couple of weeks at this point and so far I really like them! I still have the power I want without curbing my desire for foods without making me feel jittery. I have not changed anything else I am doing and also have lost 7 lbs. .

  6. 😂 carbohydrates is not an essential to the body matter fact the body is much better without it this lady is on the big pharma pay role

  7. actually carbs are ONLY thing human dosent need AT ALL…. all other you need or you will have def and retardations..

  8. I have already applied this “Yamzοkο Weebly” (Google it) for a few days by now as well as the results are remarkable. I still have the energy I want without curbing my urge for food without having making me feel jittery. I have not changed anything else I am doing and have dropped 7 pounds. .

  9. ehh. "Carbohydrates are an essential part of our diet."

    Citation fucking needed.

    While not all carbs are harmful to you in any way, they are also not necessary in any way. There are essential amino acids, proteins, vitamins, and various other nutrients; however, there are no essential carbohydrates.

  10. Did she say "essential carbohydrate"….there's no such thing. There's essential amino acids and essential fatty acids, but not essential carbohydrate.

  11. This is for Normal people trying to get into a healthier diet.
    All u fitness, body builder guys out there, don't pounce on it calling it useless. It is a bit useless for you maybe but not for everyone.

  12. On keto you don’t need all the carbs for energy because the body switches to fat as it’s primary energy source. We have got it all wrong for years. Check out the books Keto Clarity, The Obesity Code by Dr. Jason Fung and the Diabetes Code by Dr Jason Fung. You can also check out Dr. Jason Fung on YouTube. He also teaches on intermittent fasting which has been a game changer for me in conjunction with keto. I am down 50 pounds and have struggled with obesity for most of my adult life. Intermittent fasting and keto in conjunction has been a game changer for me though.

    There are three major myths we have fallen for in western culture…
    1. Fat is bad.
    2. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
    3. Eat 5 to 6 small meals per day to keep metabolism going.

    This is just not true. Fat is not bad because when you cut carbs and follow a keto lifestyle your body will naturally burn the fat for energy. Intermittent fasting actually supports healthy metabolism as well as many other health benefits that I will not get into. You could check out Dr. Jason Fung on YouTube for more info on intermittent fasting. I will say this however… if you study human history you will see that our bodies are actually designed to go periods of time without eating. Intermittent fasting also helps to keep our insulin levels down. When our insulin levels are consistently high we gain weight. The only people that need to be careful with this are people with type one diabetes. However people with type two diabetes have been treated incorrectly by medical experts for years. Again check out Dr. Jason Fung for more information on type 2 diabetes and how he is helping his patients to reverse the disease through intermittent fasting. Lastly you have the myth of eating 5 to 6 times per day. As I said before that does not speed up your metabolism. All that does is keep your insulin levels high. And I have already explained the results of that. Again I am not sharing something that I have not tried. Intermittent fasting in conjunction with keto has been a complete game changer for me. We need to start being a little more open minded to these ideas because the fact is true that we have got it wrong for years. People are following low fat lifestyles and yet we are more obese and more unhealthy than ever before.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *