Carbohydrates play a very important role in our body. It gives us energy and it helps in the proper functioning of the immune system, blood clotting and fertilization. It is very important to keep track of our carbohydrates intake to avoid several health problems. Excessive consumption may lead to diabetes, obesity and cancer; while deficiency may lead to hypoglycemia. Below is a list of foods high in carbs that we need to limit or avoid.
1. Granulated Sugar and Fructose
Each time we consume sugar, our body may burn it for energy or it may be converted to fat and stock in our fat cells and lead to heart disease, fatty liver and diabetes. The added sugar recommendation for women is no more than 6 teaspoon or 30 grams a day and no more than 9 teaspoon or 45 grams a day for men. Too much sugar can be bad for the health, so moderation is the key.