How Do Carbohydrates Impact Health?
The things we eat and drink on a daily basis can impact our health in big ways.
Too many carbohydrates, for instance, can lead to insulin resistance, which is a major contributor to cardiovascular disease and Type 2 Diabetes.
But what are carbs, exactly? And what do they do to our bodies? Richard J. Wood explains in this TEDEd lesson.
(400-800g per day)
Can be divided into two branches:
- Polysaccharides (Pasta, Potatoes, Bread)
- Monosaccharides/Disaccharides (Sugars, Honey, Fruits)
Recommended consumption of Carbs per day:
Dosed on the basis of physical activity
If training around 4-6h per week, then 5g/kg (grams against body mass kilograms). The maximum, if physical activity equals or exceeds 10h per week, then 10-12g/kg.