Slow Release Carbohydrates

Step 1 of putting together your healthy meals : Slow release carbohydrates. The fuel of choice: Carbohydrates!

All three macro nutrients i.e. carbohydrate, protein and fat play an important role in the human body as well as for peak physical performance. Carbohydrates are important as they provide not only vital nutrients such as the B vitamins, but they are filling and provide fiber.
Carbohydrates form a very large food group with many different food types. All the following are slow release  carbohydrate: breads, cereals, pasta, rice, potatoes, sweets, chocolates, cool drinks, vegetables, fruits etc…

People mistakenly leave these foods out as they believe them to be ‘fattening’ when the truth is quite the opposite – choosing the correct carbohydrate can actually assist with weight loss and keep you energetic! All carbohydrates are digested and produce blood glucose (blood sugar) which in turns fuels us and gives us energy. Balancing blood glucose levels is an effective strategy.