How to Avoid Excess Carbohydrates

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Many Nigerian foods and diets do contain too much carbohydrate which contain sugar and are stored as glycogen which is a fat content. As a result so many Nigerians are overweight even when they appear slim in stature. If you are heavy on carbohydrates intake congratulations, with this article you can now control your carbohydrate intake.

To start with, let’s look at what carbohydrates contain. Carbohydrates comprise sugars, starches and complex carbohydrates, including dietary fibre.

Glucose from starches and sugars are the main source of energy for body cells and is more efficiently used than the energy available from fat and protein. Glucose is the energy source required by the central nervous system. Carbohydrates have a protein sparing effect, allowing protein to be used for tissue growth. Dietary fibre is important in maintaining the health of the gastro-intestinal tract.

Because glucose and sugars are the most vital of our food requirements, deficiencies of it in the body can lead to draining protein consumed inappropriately and insufficient fibre which can cause digestive and constipation.

Excess intake
Excess intake is the major reason most Nigerians suffer from overweight. Why is that? Excessive carbohydrates in the body are changed to fat, leading to an increase in body fat, excess weight and obesity. And it is not uncommon for a Nigerian to take pap in the morning, eat rice in the afternoon and then, eat eba or fufu by the evening which is too much carbohydrate to have in the body for a day.

Carbohydrate sources
1.      Wheat,
2.      Rice,
3.      Pasta
4.      Yam/Pounded Yam, Eba, Fufu/Amala
5.      Corn
6.      Oats
7.      Bread
8.      Breakfast cereals
9.      Soft drinks, etc.

The Best Low Carbohydrate Nigerian Food Time Table You Need to Apply For Weight Loss

Take Carbohydrates moderately. Stay healthy. Now that you know you shouldn’t take carbohydrate excessively, comment on this article, give it a like, share it and follow for more tips.

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